Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Nurmagomedov at the UFC Hall of Fame in 2022
BornKhabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov
(1988-09-20) 20 September 1988 (age 35)
Sildi, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Native nameХабиб Нурмагомедов
NicknameThe Eagle
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2008–2010, 2012–2020)
Welterweight (2009–2011)
Reach70 in (178 cm)[1]
StyleCombat Sambo
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
San Jose, California, United States
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy[2]
Eagles MMA[3]
TrainerAbdulmanap Nurmagomedov
Javier Mendez
RankWhite belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[4][5]
Black belt[4][5] and International Master of Sport in Judo[6]
International Master of Sport in Sambo[1][5]
International Master of Sport in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat[5]
International Master of Sport in Pankration[5]
Years active2008–2020
Mixed martial arts record
Total29
Wins29
By knockout8
By submission11
By decision10
Losses0
Websitekhabib.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Combat sambo
WCSF World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Kyiv −74 kg
Gold medal – first place 2010 Moscow −82 kg

Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov[a] (born 20 September 1988) is a Russian former professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion ever, having held the title from April 2018 to March 2021. With 29 wins and no losses, he retired with an undefeated record.[8] Nurmagomedov is widely considered to be among the greatest mixed martial artists of all time,[9][10][11][12][13] and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on June 30, 2022.[14]

A two-time world champion in combat sambo, Nurmagomedov has a background in wrestling, judo, and sambo. Nurmagomedov was ranked #1 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings at the time of his retirement,[15] until being removed following his title vacation in March 2021.[16] Fight Matrix ranks him as the #1 lightweight of all time.[17] In 2019, Forbes ranked Nurmagomedov as the No. 1 most successful Russian athlete; Nurmagomedov also topped the list of the 40 most successful Russian show business and sports personalities under 40.[18][19]

Nurmagomedov is also a mixed martial arts trainer and promoter, known for founding Eagles MMA and promoting the Eagle Fighting Championship (EFC). After retirement, he transitioned to being a full-time coach and cornerman before retiring from the sport completely in January 2023.[3][20][21]

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  2. ^ "About the club – Eagles MMA". Khabib.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Известный боец ММА Нурмагомедов презентовал свою команду Eagles team - ТАСС". TACC.
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  6. ^ "UFC Judoka Watch: Combatants Putting Judo at the Pinnacle of MMA". www.judoinside.com. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  7. ^ Savoca, Keri (15 January 2019). "You're Pronouncing Khabib Nurmagomedov's Name Wrong". Medium. Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Khabib Nurmagomedov retires: Undefeated legend leaves UFC the way he promised his father he would — perfect". CBS Sports. 25 October 2020. Archived from the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  9. ^ "'Nurmagomedov has strong claim to be the greatest'". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 21 March 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Khabib Nurmagomedov enters conversation of MMA's greatest of all time after UFC 254 win and retirement". CBSSports.com. 24 October 2020. Archived from the original on 26 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Triple Take: Where does Khabib Nurmagomedov rank on the all-time GOAT list?". MMA Junkie. 26 October 2020. Archived from the original on 2 March 2021. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  12. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (22 October 2020). "The Great Divide: Is Khabib Nurmagomedov the greatest fighter of all-time?". MMA Fighting. Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  13. ^ "The case for Khabib Nurmagomedov as the greatest MMA fighter of all time". www.sportingnews.com. 12 August 2021. Archived from the original on 4 December 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  14. ^ Brookhouse, Brent (30 June 2022). "UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony 2022: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier headline this year's class". CBS Sports Network. Archived from the original on 19 November 2022. Retrieved 19 November 2022.
  15. ^ "Rankings". UFC.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  16. ^ "UFC fighter rankings: There's a new number one pound-for-pound fighter". Bloody Elbow. 23 March 2021. Archived from the original on 25 March 2021. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  17. ^ "All-Time Lightweight – Fight Matrix". Fight Matrix. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Khabib Nurmagomedov ranked No. 1 by Forbes for most successful Russian athletes". 25 July 2019.
  19. ^ "40 самых успешных звезд России до 40 лет. Рейтинг Forbes".
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