Welcome to the UFC: Tagir Ulanbekov, Khabib’s teammate
Khabib Nurmagomedov most recently announced on his Instagram that his teammate Tagir Ulanbekov signed a contract with the UFC. Ulanbekov will make his UFC debut on July 15th on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi against the Ukrainian fighter Aleksander Doskalchuk (10-2 MMA record).
Below, you’ll find more information about UFC’s new fighter Tagir Ulanbekov as most of you probably never even heard his name until now.
Tagir Ulanbekov: Profile
Age: 29 years old.
Division: Flyweight (125 lbs).
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm).
Fighting out of: Makhachkala, Russia.
Coach: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
Professional MMA record: 11-1-0.
Prior to UFC competed in Fight Nights Global, GFC.
Tagir Ulanbekov has a similar style of fighting as Khabib Nurmagomedov and most Dagestani fighters. He has a decent stand-up, often mixing up some kicks but his biggest strengths are takedowns, ground game, top control, and submissions.
In fact, his last two fights Ulanbekov won via rear-naked choke and guillotine choke. 6 out of 11 of his wins prior to UFC came as a result of a submission.
Ulanbekov might not be as talented as some other Dagestani fighters like Khabib, Zabit Magomedsharipov, or Khabib’s cousin Umar Nurmagomedov. But he is a skillful fighter and he might be a nice addition to the UFC’s flyweight division.
How do you think Tagir Ulanbekov will fair in the UFC’s flyweight division? We are looking forward to Ulanbekov’s UFC debut in Abu Dhabi!