Umar Nurmagomedov will most likely debut in the UFC at Moscow’s event on November 9
UPDATE: Umar Nurmagomedov will make his UFC debut on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249 against Hunter Azure (8-0 in MMA).
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin, Umar Nurmagomedov, is in talks and contract negotiations to make his UFC debut at the tournament in Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2019. This information comes from a Russian source close to Nurmagomedov’s team.
Umar is considered to be one of the most promising young fighters from Russia. In this video below, you can take a look at some his best fights and highlights from the octagon.
Umar Nurmagomedov is 23-years old and he fights in the Bantamweight division (135 lbs). He is currently undefeated – his professional record is 12-0 prior to joining UFC.
Like everyone in Nurmagomedov’s family, he grow up wrestling and has strong grappling and wrestling skills. But unlike most fighters from Dagestan, Umar is just as dangerous on his feet as he is on the ground – he has a background in Muay Thai and he is known for mixing well nasty leg kicks, front kicks, knee to the body in combination with takedowns and dominating his opponents on the ground.
In the most recent fight at PFL 6: 2019 event which was held in Atlantic City, Umar Nurmagomedov defeated Sidemar Honorio by unanimous decision (30-27 * 3).
The name of Umar Nurmagomedov’s first opponent in the UFC is unknown at the moment but we will probably know more information within the next few weeks.
What do you guys think of Umar’s potential and his chances in the UFC’s Bantamweight division? Do you see him making it to the top 5 and contending for a title in the near future?