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Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Profile – UFC/MMA Stats

Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov

Man with shaved head and black long sleeve shirt. Khabib  Nurmagomedov.
  • Age: 31
  • Date of birth: 20 September 1988
  • Born: Sildi, Dagestan, Russia
  • Fighting out of: Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
  • Reach: 70 in (178 cm)
  • Stance: Conventional
  • Main styles: Combat Sambo, Wrestling, Judo
  • Belts: Brown Black Belt in Judo, International Master of Sport in Judo, International Master of Sport in Sambo, International Master of Sport in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat, International Master of Sport in Pankration
  • Gym / Teams: Eagles MMA, American Kickboxing Academy
  • Pro MMA record: 28-0
  • Winning %: 100%
  • Losing %: 0%
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 8 (28%)
  • Wins by submission: 10 (36%)Wins by decision: 10 (36%)

Stand out Stats

  • Nurmagomedov has only lost one round in his UFC tenure, and that came against Conor McGregor in their October, 2018 bout. The latter won the third round, before McGregor was submitted by Nurmagomedov in round four.
  • The sambo champion and renowned grappler holds the record for the most takedowns in a UFC fight. Nurmagomedov took Abel Trujillo down a jaw-dropping, 21 times May, 2013 bout. 
  • The Russian star now has over 17 million followers on Instagram (1)

Pro MMA Record (2)

WinDustin PoirierUFC 242 Sep / 07 / 2019Submission (rear-naked choke)32:06
WinConor McGregorUFC 229 Oct / 06 / 2018Submission (neck crank)43:03
WinAl IaquintaUFC 223 Apr / 07 / 2018Decision (unanimous)55:00
WinEdson BarbozaUFC 219 Dec / 30 / 2017Decision (unanimous)35:00
WinMichael JohnsonUFC 205 Nov / 12 / 2016Submission (kimura)32:31
WinDarrell HorcherUFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans pr / 16 / 2016TKO (punches)23:38
WinRafael dos AnjosUFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne Apr / 19 / 2014Decision (unanimous)35:00
WinPat HealyUFC 165 Sep / 21 / 2013Decision (unanimous)35:00
WinAbel TrujilloUFC 160 May / 25 / 2013Decision (unanimous)35:00
WinThiago TavaresUFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping Jan / 19 / 2013KO (punches and elbows)11:55
WinGleison TibauUFC 148 Jul / 07 / 2012Decision (unanimous)35:00
WinKamal ShalorusUFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller Jan / 20 / 2012Submission (rear-naked choke)32:08
WinArymarcel SantosProFC 36: Battle on the Caucas Oct / 22 / 2011TKO (punches)13:33
WinVadim SandulskiyProFC / GM Fight: Ukraine Cup 3 Sep / 15 / 2011Submission (triangle choke)13:01
WinKhamiz MamedovProFC 30: Battle on Don
Aug / 05 / 2011
Submission (triangle choke)13:15
WinKadzhik AbadzhyanProFC: Union Nation Cup Final Jul / 02 / 2011Submission (triangle choke)14:28
WinAshot ShaginyanProFC: Union Nation Cup 15 May / 06 / 2011TKO (punches)12:18
WinSaid KhalilovProFC: Union Nation Cup 14 Apr / 09 / 2011Submission (kimura)13:16
WinAlexander AgafonovM-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals Feb / 12 / 2011TKO (corner stoppage)25:00
WinVitaliy OstroskiyM-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Clash of the Titans Sep / 18 / 2010TKO (punches)14:06
WinAli BagovGolden Fist Russia
Jun / 10 / 2010
Decision (unanimous)25:00
WinShahbulat ShamhalaevM-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 9 Nov / 03 / 2009Submission (armbar)14:36
WinEldar EldarovTsumada Fighting Championship 3 Aug / 08 / 2009TKO (punches)22:44
WinSaid AkhmedTsumada Fighting Championship 3 Aug / 08 / 2009TKO (punches)12:05
WinShamil AbdulkerimovPankration Atrium Cup
Oct / 11 / 2008
Decision (unanimous)25:00
WinRamazan KurbanismailovPankration Atrium Cup
Oct / 11 / 2008
Decision (unanimous)25:00
WinMagomed MagomedovPankration Atrium Cup
Oct / 11 / 2008
Decision (unanimous)25:00
WinVusal BayramovCSFU: Champions League
Sep / 13 / 2008
Submission (triangle choke)12:20

Biography / Interesting Facts about “The Eagle”

Nurmagomedov’s martial arts roots

Khabib began training in wrestling at the age of 8 under the guidance of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who had trained extensively in wrestling and sambo. Khabib’s training as a child included wrestling a young bear (3). At the age of 17, Khabib began training in combat sambo which is around when he put on the MMA gloves and started fighting for a spot in the UFC.

In 2009 and 2010, Nurmagomedov won gold medals at the Combat Sambo World Championships.

“The Eagle’s” pro MMA debut

Nurmagomedov took his first pro MMA fight in September, 2008, shortly before he would turn 20, and submitted Vusal Bayramov at a Combat Sambo Federation of Ukraine event.

2 men sitting in front of brick wall. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khabib's father.

Nurmagomedov joins the UFC

The future lightweight champ joined the UFC in January, 2012, and Nurmagomoedov proceeded to defeat Kamal Shalorus by unanimous decision.

Khabib takes home UFC gold

After going 10-0 to begin his UFC run, Nurmagomedov was booked to fight Tony Ferguson for the vacant, lightweight title at UFC 223, in April, 2018. Just days out from the bout, however, Ferguson was forced out of the fight due to a freak, knee injury. Al Iaquinta stepped in as a replacement, and Nurmagomedov went on to win the 155 title via a clear cut, unanimous decision win.

Khabib trains in AKA in the US which is known as one of the best BJJ schools and MMA training centres in the world.

The infamous bus attack

Prior to UFC 223, Conor McGregor made headlines after he and a group of associates vandalized the bus Nurmagomedov and other fighters were in for the card’s media day. UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa were injured in the attack. The incident took place after Nurmagomedov and his team confronted McGregor’s longtime friend Artem Lobov in a hotel hallway, and a minor altercation occurred.

The biggest fight in UFC history (McGregor vs Nurmagomedov)

Nurmagomedov was booked to defend the title against McGregor at UFC 229, October 6h, 2018. The lead-up to the fight was extremely heated and ugly, as McGregor made controversial comments about Nurmagomedov’s culture and the history of Dagestan. Nurmagomedov proceeded to submit McGregor with a fourth round, neck crank, and the fight is believed to have sold around 2,400,000 pay-per-views: the most ever in UFC history. Read more about McGregor’s stats and life here.

The post-fight brawl and suspension

After Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor he had words with the latter’s cornerman outside the cage. Nurmagomedov leaped over the fence and went after McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis. The lightweight champion was suspended nine months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was fined $500,000.

The star’s growing family

Nurmagomedov married his wife and future mother of his children in 2013. The couple have two children, and in the summer of 2019, the devout Muslim announced they are expecting their third child.

Nurmagomeodov’s net worth

The renowned grappler’s net worth has been estimated to be around $3 million dollars (4). But in the summer of 2019, Nurmagomedov signed a new UFC contract, which his manager Ali Abdel-Aziz claimed would make the champion the highest paid fighter on the roster (5).


  1. Instagram, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Retrieved from
  2. Wikipedia, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Retrieved from
  3. MMA Madness, Young Khabib Nurmagomedov Wrestling A Bear. Retrieved from
  4. Celebrity Net Worth, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Retrieved from
  5. Martin, Damon (2019, June 4), Manager: Khabib Nurmagomedov is now ‘highest-paid athlete in the UFC’ after new deal. Retrieved from

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