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#11 Bantamweight Division

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Umar Nurmagomedov

Bantamweight Division

16-0-0 (W-L-D)

16

Fight Win Streak

7

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Umar Nurmagomedov

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Umar Nurmagomedov's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Republic of Dagestan, Russia
Fighting style
MMA
Age
27
Height
68.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 20, 2021
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
39.00
  • Pro since 2016
     
  • Two wins by KO, seven by submission (6 RNC, guillotine)
     
  • Five first-round finishes
     
  • Cousin of retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC Fight Night (1/14/23) Nurmagomedov knocked out Raoni Barcelos at 4:40 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Nurmagomedov won a three-round unanimous decision over Nate Maness

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Nurmagomedov submitted Brian Kelleher via rear naked choke at 3:15 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (1/20/21) Nurmagomedov submitted Sergey Morozov via rear naked choke at 3:39 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? Every kid in Dagestan trains; that's how I started and that's how I came to where I am today.

What ranks and titles have you held? World amateur MMA champion, World combat sambo champion

Do you have any heroes? My hero is Prophet Muhammad (saw)

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's my chance to prove that I can repeat my cousin’s success.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Business management degree

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to be a coach.

Favorite Striking technique: Kicks