full name: Said Nurmagomedov (Саид Нурмагомедов)
fight name: N/A
residence: Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
weight division: bantamweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 17-3
Said Nurmagomedov is a Russian professional mixed martial artist. He is 5’8″ tall.
Nurmagomedov was born and raised in Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia, which is home to many world-class MMA fighters including Khabib Nurmagomedov and Umar Nurmagomedov. Khabib and Umar are cousins but are not related to Said by blood.
Said competed as a featherweight from 2009 to 2013, a bantamweight from 2014 to 2017 and a flyweight in 2018. In 2019, he went back to being a bantamweight.
Currently, Said is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:
- On August 22, 2009, he made his professional MMA debut at “World Ultimate Full Contact 15” in Viseu, Portugal where he submitted Oscar Nave via armbar.
- After going on hiatus from 2010 to 2012, he made his professional MMA return on May 12, 2013 at “Vale Tudo 3” in Moscow, Russia where he submitted Jolon Uulu Jayloobay via armbar.
- At the 2014 Absolute Championship Berkut Bantamweight Grand Prix in Grozny, Russia, he defeated Aslan Toktarbaev, Magomed-Emin Hazhgeriev and German Barsegyan then lost to Magomed Bibulatov.
- In 2016, he defeated Diego Marlon and Walter Pereira Jr. before becoming the World Fighting Championship Akhmat Bantamweight Champion by defeating Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev all via unanimous decision in Grozny.
- On April 1, 2017, he submitted Anderson dos Santos via guillotine choke at “WFCA 35: Battle in Astana” in Astana, Kazakhstan. On September 27, 2017, he defeated Luis Alberto Nogueira via unanimous decision at “WFCA 42” in Moscow.
- On July 14, 2018, he made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 133” in Boise, Idaho, USA where he defeated Justin Scoggins via split decision.
- On February 2, 2019, he defeated Ricardo Ramos via technical knockout via spinning back kick and punches at “UFC Fight Night 144” in Fortaleza, Brazil.
- On December 21, 2019, he lost to Raoni Barcelos via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 165” in Busan, South Korea.
- On October 18, 2020, he knocked out Mark Striegl via punches at “UFC Fight Night 180” on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
- On January 22, 2022, he submitted Cody Stamann via guillotine choke at “UFC 270” in Anaheim, California, USA.
- On July 9, 2022, he defeated Douglas Silva de Andrade via unanimous decision at “UFC Vegas 58” in Enterprise, Nevada.
- On December 17, 2022, he submitted Saidyokub Kakhramonov via ninja choke at “UFC Vegas 66” in Enterprise.
- He was 30 years old when he lost to Jonathan Martinez via unanimous decision on March 11, 2023 at “UFC Fight Night 221” in Paradise, Nevada, which downgraded his professional MMA record to 17 wins and 3 losses.
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