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"The Eagle"
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Lightweight Champion • 28-0-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 28
    Fight Win Streak
  • 8
    Wins by Knockout
  • 10
    Wins by Submission
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia punches Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
657
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1323
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Michael Johnson of the United States (bottom) fights against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
49
Takedowns Attempted
116
4.29
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
1.70
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
5.09
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.59
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
67
%
Sig. Str. Defense
85
%
Takedown Defense
0.20
Knockdown Ratio
13:56
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
263 (40%)
Clinch
26 (4%)
Ground
368 (56%)

Sig. Str. by target

87% 570 Head 8% 55 Body 5% 32 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
8 (29%)
DEC
10 (36%)
SUB
10 (36%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Dagestan Republic, Russia
Trains at
AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) San Jose
Age
32
Height
70.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 21, 2012
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
40.00
Q & A

TRAINING: Morning run for about 30 minutes, lunch, sparring. Grappling and striking every other night. Also I like to go to Russian sauna once a week.

When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2008 I decided to start competing in MMA under the guidance of my father. I had secured a few Combat Sambo awards by that time. My first fight I finished in the second round by RNC and was awarded submission of the night.

What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time Russian Combat Sambo and two-time World Sambo Champion

Do you have any heroes? My childhood friend Eldar Eldarov

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s my childhood dream and can tell you that I have seen all of UFC’s fights. This is something I was doing while other kids played video games.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Financial Academy with honors.

What was your job before you started fighting? I am dedicated to fighting and I did not have to work except for training youth and children in wrestling.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? M-1 Selection Champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Internationally recognized Sambo Master

Favorite grappling technique: Free-style wrestling, double and single leg takedowns

Favorite striking technique: Thai Clinch, knees and elbows

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 6:   Khabib Nurmagomedov makes weight during the UFC 148 Weigh In at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 20:  Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after defeating Kamal Shalorus during the UFC on FX event at Bridgestone Arena on January 20, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)