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Khabib Nurmagomedov

Russian Mixed Martial Arts

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov, MMA fighter source: google

 

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Russia and the present UFC lightweight champion. Likewise, he is one of the most successful MMA fighters in history.

Similarly, Khabib is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC), and he is ruling the arena with win streaks.

Khabib Nurmagomedov| Early Life, Education, and Parents

Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on 20 September 1998 in a remote village in Sidi, Dagestan ASSR, Russia SFSR, Soviet Union. Likewise, Khabib later moved to Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan.

Although Khabib had to move from place to place during his childhood, his family finally permanently lived in Kirovaul.

Furthermore, he completed his basic primary education in Russia. Though Nurmagomedov shows complete dedication to his career and UFC right now. Similarly, he is a third-year student at the University of Economics in Plekhanov Russia.

Moreover, his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was not only a well-respected athlete but also an ex-veteran of the Army.

Khabib being inspired by his father chose to learn martial arts. Initially, Khabib’s father became his coach. According to various information available on the internet, his initial training included a fight with a bear.

Khabib Nurmagomedov| Age, Height, and Body Measurements

Khabib is a wrestler and is very well known in the mixed martial arts world. Similarly, the popular face in MMA was born on 20 September 1988, and he is 34 years old now as of 2022.

Although he was born in a remote place in Russia, Khabib is one of the most popular Russian celebrities today.

Likewise, the profession Khabib has involved in needs a very fit and strong body and hard training. Moreover, Khabib has accumulated a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall. Furthermore, he weighs 70kg and plays in the lightweight championships.

Khabib Nurmagomedov| Career

With all the hard work and struggles, Khabib has become a very popular name in mixed martial arts. Therefore, Khabib is at the top of his career right now.

Early Career

Khabib Nurmagomedov made his first MMA appearance in September of 2008 and gained popularity with four wins just within a month. Likewise, he participated in the Atrium Cup tournament champion and there he defeated three of his opponents.

In addition, Nurmagomedov won in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine with a 16-0 streak was the reason that got him a contract with the UFC in 2012.

In the next three years of the tournament, Khabib was undefeated. Similarly, this performance gained him popularity all over the world and opened new paths for the international championships.

Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC)

However, in late 2011, after UFC signed a six-fight deal with Khabib, he made a very impressive debut in the UFC with a third-round win over Kamal Shalorus.

Khabib then fought with other fighters like Gleison Tibau on 7 July 2012 and Thiago Tavares on 19 January 2013. Moreover, he knocked out the Thiago in the first round.

Similarly, he continued to play in the UFC and win matches. Also, Khabib defeated Abel Trujillo on 19 January 2013. In addition, he set a new record for the most takedowns in a single fight with 21 successful takedowns out of 28 attempts in UFC.

By then, he was already moving quickly in the UFC and was getting more matches to play.

Likewise, Nurmagomedov faced Pat Healy, and that was the game where he showed off his skills and amazed everybody later in 2013. Similarly, in 2013, Khabib challenged ‘GilbKert Melendez’, but the fight could not happen for various reasons.

His next win was Rafael dos Anjos on 19 April 2014. He was set up with Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson in late, where Khabib could not compete, because of a knee injury.

After competing in so many matches and winning, the martial artist went for the title. He was set to fight with, Eddie Alvarez, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion.

However, Match didn’t happen as Eddie pulled himself back. Eddie chose to fight against another UFC star Conor McGregor.

Khabib Nurmagomedov| Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) Lightweight

Khabib Nurmagomedov has an impressive record in the MMA world and also in the UFC. He is a lightweight fighter who has competed in many tough fights.

Likewise, he won the UFC lightweight championship on 7 April 2018. Khabib was set to fight Tony Ferguson which was canceled due to injury.

Khabib then fought with Al Iaquinta, which he dominated, controlling Iaquinta from start to finish which led him towards the victory.

Conor Mcgoner was another popular UFC fighter who was set to fight with Khabib to defend his lightweight championship.

Since both fighters were very popular in the UFC, the match was anticipated to be a very competitive match. Finally, Khabib came out as the victor of the match.

The match was the most viewed per views in MMA’s history, with over 2.4 million views.

Later in 2019, Khabib fought with Dustin Poirier and defended his title for the second time.

Likewise, on April 18, 2020, Khabib fought against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. Due to the global pandemic Covid-19, Khabib could not travel to other countries. As the result, he was removed from the card.

Similarly, Khabib in the main event at UFC fought with Gaethje 254 and won the fight via technical submission.

The fight was the last fight of his UFC career. Thereafter, Khabib, in his post-fight interview, announced his retirement.

Actually, after his dad passed away, Khabib’s mother did not want to continue his fighting career.

Khabib Nurmagomedov| Championships and Records

Khabib is one of the most accomplished fighters in the history of MMA. He has been involved in various tournaments and as a result, has won most of them.

A martial artist is a one-time UFC Champion and is the reigning champion. Moreover, Nurmagomedov has also scored other records like Two successful title defenses and ‘most takedowns in a single UFC fight.’

Out of 28 appearances in MMA, Nurmagomedov has won all 28 games, which is why Khabib is one of the most feared players in MMA.

Khabib Nurmagomedov|  Personal Life, Wife, and Children

Although Khabib likes to keep his real-life very secretive person, we have dug out his personal information. Khabib’s marriage is held in June 2013.

As noted in an interview with the Russian media, Khabib’s father said that Khabib married a distant relative a long time ago. His wife, Patimat Nurmagomedov is a childhood friend and distant relative.

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib with his wife, Patimat Nurmagomedov source: google

Khabib has three children with Patimat: One son and two daughters. His first daughter was born on 1 June 2015, and later son was born on 30 December 2017.

Khabib’s son is named after his great-grandfather – Magomed Nurmagomedov. Likewise, his daughter’s name is Fatima Nurmagomedova and Husayn Nurmagomedov, respectively.

The MMA fighter is a Muslim, and he is very proud of his culture. Khabib is fluent in various languages, including Avar, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, and English.

Also, Khabib does not leave a chance to promote his culture after his victories. Recently, Khabib’s father admits to the hospital after contracting the COVID-19 while undergoing heart surgery. But unfortunately, Abdulmanap passed away soon after.

Khabib Nurmagomedov| Salary and Net worth

Khabib’s net worth is around $30 million USD. Like other fighters, he makes most of his money from this profession.

Similarly, he made a jaw-dropping $16 million in 2019-20 and was one of the most successful athletes in Russia.

Although he makes a huge amount of money, Khabib smiles to live and is down to earth. On the other hand, he donates some of his earnings to charity for the greater good.

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Online Presence and Social Media

Khabib Nurmagomedov is active on Instagram and Twitter.

Khabib’s Instagram handle has more than 33.3 million followers as of 2022.

Khabib also has a Twitter account, which has 1.8 million followers as of 2022.

Some FAQs

Who was Khabib’s last fight scheduled with?

On October 24, 2020, Khabib’s last fight was scheduled with Justin Gaethje. After the match, Khabib retired from his fighting career.

When did Nurmagomedov retire from his career?

Khabib retired from his UFC career in the year 2021. Khabib’s mother does not want him to fight anymore after the death of his father. So, Khabib took retirement from his career.

When did Khabib’s Father die?

In May 2020, Abdulmanap(Khabib’s Father) was placed in a medically induced coma after getting in contact with coronavirus following heart surgery. Sadly, he died at a clinic in Moscow on June 3, 2020.

Quick Facts

Full Name Khabib Nurmagomedov
Birth Date 20 September 1988
Birth Place Sidi, Dagestan ASSR, Russia SFSR, Soviet Union
Nick Name The Eagle
Religion Muslim
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity Avar
Education The Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Abdulmanap
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Age 33 Years Old
Height 5 Feet 10Inches
Weight 70 kg
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Unknown
Figure unknown
Married Yes
Wife unknown
Children Magomed Nurmagomedov
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Net Worth $30 million
Salary Under review
Currently Works At UFC
Affiliations  Unknown
Active Since 2008
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Hoodie, T-Shirt, Rookie Card
Last Update April 2022

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Written by Keshaa Perry

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