Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Nurmagomedov in January 2017

Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; Avar: ХIабиб ГӀабдулманапил НурмухӀамадов; born 20 September 1988) is a Russian mixed martial artist. He started his career in 2008. He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the UFC Lightweight Champion at the moment. He holds the longest streak in MMA history without losing, with 28 wins. He defended his title, beating Conor McGregor by submission at UFC 229 in October 2018. He is the first Russian and the first Muslim to win a UFC title. He is also a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion. He formerly fought as a welterweight.

Nurmagomedov was born in the village of Sildi, Tsumadinsky District in Dagestan. He is an Avar. He married in June 2013. He has a daughter and a son.[1] He lives in Makhachkala, Dagestan. He is a Sunni Muslim.[2]

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  1. "Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Eagle Continues To Soar". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. Grayson, Nathan (22 March 2016). "EA Apologizes To Muslim UFC Fighter For Giving Him Christian Victory Celebration". Kotaku. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

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