Who is UFC star Umar Nurmagomedov and is the MMA fighter related to Khabib?

UFC fighter Umar Nurmagomedov returns to the ring at UFC Fight Night 208.

The Russian defends his proud unbeaten record after an impressive performance at UFC 272 in March.

Umar will try to go 15-0 when he fights again in June


Umar will try to go 15-0 when he fights again in JunePhoto credit: Getty

Who is Umar Nurmagomedov?

The 26-year-old Russian is another talent from the Numagomedov family.

He is currently undefeated in Pro-MMA with a record of 14-0.

Seven of those wins were by submission and Umar is a wrestling champion.

He has won EIGHT of those fights by guillotine choke and will be hoping to repeat the trick against Nathan Maness.

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The fight takes place at UFC on ESPN 38, which is scheduled for June 25 for Sin City.

Umar is 5ft 7 tall and fights at a featherweight reach of 69 inches.

He was born in March 1996 and fights in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

His coach Javier Mendez explained: “[He’s got] great hitting and great kicking. That the [fans] can expect. It’s a whole different flavor. A completely different flair.

“You can expect to see everything from him. But one thing that will be different is – Khabib’s boxing has evolved pretty well.

“I mean, Khabib’s boxing has turned out pretty good. Umar’s kicking is phenomenal.

“He’s great on the ground, he’s good at boxing, but he’s a phenomenal kicker.”

The name of Numagomedov is well known in UFC circles.

And Umar wants to continue the family tradition of competing for championship belts.

He is the first cousin of undefeated lightweight star Khabib.

How can I watch UFC Fight Night 208?

  • This packed map is ready for Saturday June 25th.
  • The action begins at 6:00 p.m. ET, with the main event expected around midnight.
  • In the US, all the action will be shown live on ESPN pay-per-view with streaming via EPSN+. Who is UFC star Umar Nurmagomedov and is the MMA fighter related to Khabib?


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