But it was in 2018 when he became a more renowned name to fight fans. The promotion Friday announced it has signed Usman Nurmagomedov (11-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) to a multiyear, multi-fight deal. "He's a Muay Thai specialist and he's Khabib's brother, you understand? Russian women's world powerlift champ humiliated at being asked to prove gender on flight, 'Khabib will never fight him': Nurmagomedov VETOED 'The Ultimate Fighter' coaching stint opposite Conor McGregor, claims manager. "I am thrilled to have Usman join the promotion and he will be placed in an immediate position to showcase his skills and contend at 155-pounds.". Психологически сложный бой для меня в связи с последними событиями. However, his training methods were often controversial. After Nurmagomedov increased his personal professional record to ten fights with that lightning win in July, Abdelaziz lauded him as "better than Khabib" and a combination of his cousin, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight title holder Israel Adesanya. This website uses cookies. By: MMA Junkie Staff. Undefeated in all 28 fights, Khabib currently holds the longest active streak without losing in MMA. Usman Nurmagomedov, the younger cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov who is 11-0 since turning pro, has signed with Bellator and … The switch is likely to end the prospect of any collision between the cousins and lead to a move to the UFC should Nurmagomedov continue his impressive record with Bellator. HAILING from Dagestan, called 'the most dangerous place in Europe', the Nurmagomedovs are ready to become the next sporting family dynasty. He also excelled in judo and sambo, which he picked up while serving in the military. Famously, when Khabib was only 12 Abdulmanap had his son wrestling against a bear. Often, he is by his cousin's side - and the 30-year-old competes in the welterweight division of the UFC. "He's 10-0, all finishes. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). An elite athlete in his day, he earned Master of Sports recognition in freestyle wrestling. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. The 23-year-old has won all of his 10 fights by stoppage and was described as an overall talent specialising in Muay Thai and grappling. "I would like to thank my managers @aliabdelaziz000 and @rizvan_magomedov, they are truly professionals in their field who work with me to the end and create comfortable conditions. But now he's agreed to become a Bellator fighter, and confirmed the news via his Instagram page. He’s knocking people out with elbows.". Missed opportunity by the UFC.". Следующий мой бой пройдёт в сентябре на турнире GFC. Like Khabib and Usman, Umar is also undefeated - winning all 12 of his contests. “He’s 9-0, all finishes, he’s an absolute killer. Umar, 24, was supposed to take on Nathaniel Wood on Fight Island back in July, but pulled out in the run-up to that bout. He … For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Kamaru Usman explains why he would turn down fights with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Israel Adesanya. View our online Press Pack. USMAN. "Greetings to all my fans and all those who follow my career!" "I want to announce my brother [Usman] has signed a multi-year deal with Bellator," his cousin wrote on Instagram, thanking Bellator, management company Dominance MMA and its boss, Ali Abdelaziz, for the "opportunity". "It could [be] a way to turn the lightweight Nurmagomedov reign into a multigenerational legacy," said one fan. All rights reserved. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). At UFC 254 he faces off against Justin Gaethje to determine the true lightweight champ. There's no doubt that the Khabib and his cousins wouldn't have made it without Abdulmanap working them hard. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map.

,https://teespring.com/stores/brendan-dorman-mma. Usman is still a young man in MMA terms aged 24 but is already developing an impressive reputation. The Nurmagomedov most expected to follow in Khabib's footsteps is Usman. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Khabib's manager, Ali Abdelaziz believes Usman is a better fighter than The Eagle. Another family member with a growing reputation, he'll take on Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight contest. The 24-year-old has just signed an exclusive multi-year, multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:28am PDT. Khabib Nurmagomedov's cousin Usman . Abdulmanap had his son wrestling against a bear. As a commodity, he put his name on the map when he defeated Conor McGregor in 2018 by submission. He's an absolute killer. ", Спасибо всем за поздравления. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Nurmagomedov is rated as a well-rounded fighter thanks to the variety of methods with which he has achieved his ten premature finishes to fights so far. Khabilov previously had an eight-year, 13-fight run in the UFC that included a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal back in 2013. Also set to join Usman on the Bellator roster is fellow Dagestani fighter Rustam Khabilov. В течении месяца мне предложили 9 разных соперников и у каждого возникали проблемы с вылетом. Очень надеюсь на крепкого и сильного соперника, я считаю что уже готов к большим вызовам. Israel Adesanya is looking to become a UFC dual champion, and he’s favored to do just that – at least according to oddsmakers. he posted. his cousins who are also causing a stir in the fighting world. When Abdulmanap finished his career, he naturally went into coaching to pass on his expertise. 'He's 10-0, all finishes. UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov's younger cousin, fellow lightweight Usman, has signed for Bellator and could fight before the end of the year in a coup for the promotion after the unbeaten prospect had been tipped to join the UFC. Bellator is the leading organization in the world of MMA, which very often holds its fights in the United States and Europe, and this organization has many new challenges for me. He has a total of 15 wins from 19 MMA fights, losing three. 10. Nurmagomedov is a younger cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and one of his training partners, as well. A post shared by Rustam_khabilov (@rustam_khabilov) on Oct 2, 2020 at 6:45am PDT. 10. Welcome to MMA Junkie's European Union Experience. A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:28am PDT. Serena OUT of Roland Garros, achilles injury forces Williams to withdraw from French Open, 'They asked which role I play in bed!' There's Usman, who's been described as an "absolute killer", Abubakar who picked a fight with Conor McGregor, while Umar has an unblemished record of 12-0. At UFC 229, after defeating McGregor, Abubakar jumped the cage and charged towards the Irishman's cornerman Dillion Danis. Fighting on the same card as Khabib at UFC 254 is Umar. until his untimely death aged 57 following a battle with Covid-19 earlier this year. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. He's an absolute killer," Abdelaziz told Asian MMA. 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The 23-year-old had frequently fought on Global Fighting Championship but has now been snapped up by Bellator in a coup for the promotion that officials said could result in a lightweight debut in December or January. Nurmagomedov underlined his potential earlier this year when he raced to a 40-second win with his illustrious relative in his corner at UAE Warriors 12, leading many to believe that a move by the UFC to sign him was a near certainty. The eldest of the cousins, Abubakar has been a constant support for Khabib. All were trained by Khabib's father Abdulmanap, until his untimely death aged 57 following a battle with Covid-19 earlier this year. "Eight years under the auspices of the UFC flew by quickly, and our cooperation came to an end. I signed a new contract and this will be another boost for me in my career. Read RT Privacy policy to find out more. USMAN NURMAGOMEDOV is the "killer" knockout machine tipped to be BETTER than his cousin Khabib. If you have the same blood as Khabib, you have good wrestling. In January 2019, Abubakar was banned from the sport for a year and fined £20,000 for the fracas. He’s got the striking, he’s got the grappling, he’s got the jiu-jitsu, he’s got the look, he’s got the swagger. ". But it's his cousins who are also causing a stir in the fighting world. "I'm telling you, he is actually a better version than Khabib. Confirming the signing and the promotion's evident ambition to sign more rising contenders, Bellator President Scott Coker said: "We are making it clear that Bellator is home to the best fighters on the planet and an organization where the sport’s future stars are coming to compete.

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