Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a famous Russian professional mixed martial artist. Khabib is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion. He has remarkable records with a total of 28 wins and no losses; he holds the longest active undefeated streak in MMA.
Khabib was born on September 20, 1988. He was born in the village of Sidi in Tsumadinsky District of the Dagestan ASSR. Sidi is an autonomous republic within the Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. He is the second child of his parents. Khabib has an older brother Magomed and a younger sister Amina. His father’s family moved from Sildi, Tsumadinsky District, to Kirovaul, where his father made a gym for them on the ground floor of their two-story building. Khabib grew up there with his cousins and siblings. However, his interest in martial arts began when watching the students training at the gym. Khabib started wrestling at an early age when he was just eight years old.
Mixed martial arts career
Khabib made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and secured four wins in under a month. However, on October 11, he became the inaugural Atrium Cup tournament champion by defeating his three opponents at the Moscow event.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Khabib signed a six-fight deal to compete in the UFC’s lightweight division in late 2011. On January 20, 2012, in his UFC debut, Khabib beat Kamal Shalorus via submission in the third round. A few months later, on July 7, 2012, he defeated Gleison Tibau at UFC 148 via unanimous decision. At UFC on FX 7 on January 19, 2013, Khabib won by defeating Thiago Tavares via KO in the first round. Khabib beat Abel Trujillo on May 25, 2013, at UFC 160 via unanimous decision. However, in his 5th UFC fight, on September 21, 2013, at UFC 165, he beat Pat Healy and won the match via unanimous decision.
UFC Lightweight Championship
Khabib vs Iaquinta
A bout with Ferguson had been expected to take place on April 7, 2018, at UFC 223. On April 1, 2018, it had been reported that Ferguson injured his knee and was to be replaced by Max Holloway. On April 6, Holloway was also pulled from the fight, which was confirmed after the declaration by the New York State Athletic Commission. They addressed that Holloway had been unfit to compete due to extreme weight cutting, and then Al Iaquinta replaced him. Khabib smashed Iaquinta from start to finish and won via unanimous decision to become the UFC Lightweight Champion.
Khabib vs McGregor
Khabib vs McGregor fight was set for October 6, 2018. On Friday, August 3, 2018, it was announced that Khabib would make his first defense of the UFC lightweight title at UFC 229 title against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas. Khabib beat McGregor in the fourth round via submission in a dominant performance.
Khabib vs Poirier
Khabib beat Dustin Poirier on September 7, 2019, in the main event at UFC 242. He won the fight in the third round via a rear-naked choke submission.
Khabib vs Ferguson
For the 5th time, Khabib is scheduled to face Tony Ferguson on April 18, 2020, at UFC 249.
Khabib uses a wrestling-based technique of relentless pressure against his opponents, often described as “mauling.” He uses a variety of wrestling tactics. He ties up their legs and forces his opponents against the cage. After that, he through an arm to prevent them from escaping.
Khabib married in June 2013. He has a daughter born on June 1, 2015, and a son born on December 30, 2017. However, on August 31, 2019, Khabib and his wife announced to the Russian media that they are expecting their third child.
Khabib is best known for his records on the longest unbeaten record of 27 wins in mixed martial arts (MMA). However, in 2020, Khabib Nurmagomedov net worth is $100,000 – $1M (USD).