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Umar Nurmagomedov biography: 13 things about UFC fighter from Dagestan, Russia

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Umar Magomednabievich Nurmagomedov (Умар Нурмагомедов) is an undefeated mixed martial artist born in Kizilyurt, Dagestan, Russia. He and undefeated Dagestani MMA fighter Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов) are cousins.

Umar is 5’8″ tall and he competes in the featherweight division. His brother Usman Nurmagomedov is also an MMA fighter.

At age 26, Umar made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2021. He competed in Fight Nights Global from 2016 to 2018, Samara MMA Federation in 2018, Professional Fighters League in 2018 and 2019 and Gorilla Fighting Championships in 2019.

Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Umar went on hiatus in 2020. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is an Avar.
  2. As an amateur MMA fighter, he defeated Seung Gyun Cho, Benjamin Molnar, Chunbo Yuan and Artur Mykytenko at the 2016 World MMA Championships in November 2016.
  3. When he made his professional MMA debut on December 16, 2016 in Moscow, Russia, he submitted Rishat Kharisov of Russia via guillotine choke.
  4. On January 5, 2017, he submitted Ulukbek Amanbek of Kyrgyzstan via rear-naked choke in Penza, Russia.
  5. On March 31, 2017, he defeated Alym Isabaev of Kyrgyzstan via technical knockout in Moscow.
  6. On July 29, 2017, he submitted Valisher Rakhmonov of Uzbekistan via rear-naked choke in Moscow.
  7. He defeated Nauruz Dzamikhov of Russia on October 8, 2017 in Krasnodar, Russia, Shyudi Yamauchi of Brazil on February 22, 2018 in Moscow, Fatkhidin Sobirov of Tajikistan on May 11, 2018 in Samara, Russia, Saidyokub Kakhramonov of the United States on August 30, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States and Wagner Lima of Brazil on April 14, 2019 in Tolyatti, Russia all via unanimous decision.
  8. On July 13, 2019, he submitted Taras Gryckiv of Ukraine via rear-naked choke in Kaspiysk, Russia.
  9. On August 8, 2019, he defeated Sidemar Honorio of Brazil via unanimous decision in Atlantic City.
  10. On November 23, 2019, he submitted Braian Gonzalez of Argentina via rear-naked choke in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  11. He was trained by his uncle Abdulmanap Magomedovich Nurmagomedov, who died in Moscow on July 3, 2020.
  12. When he made his UFC debut on January 20, 2021, he defeated Sergey Morozov of Kazakhstan via technical submission via rear-naked choke in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  13. On March 5, 2022, he submitted Brian Kelleher of the U.S. via rear-naked choke in Paradise Nevada, USA. It improved his professional MMA record to 14 wins and 0 loss.
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