Umar Nurmagomedov Biography

Umar Nurmagomedov Biography

Umar Magomednabievich Nurmagomedov. He was born on January 3, 1996 in Kizilyurt (Republic of Dagestan). Russian mixed martial arts fighter. Conducted under the auspices of the UFC. Champion of Russia at MMA (2016). The world champion in sambo martial arts. Cousin of Habib Nurmagomedov. Umar Nurmagomedov was born on January 3, 1996 in the city of Kizilyurt, Dagestan. Avar by nationality.

His younger brother is Usman Magomednabievich Nurmagomedov (born 17 April 1998), a Russian mixed martial arts fighter under the auspices of Brave CF. World champion among the juniors of the 2017 MMA Union. Uncle – Abdulmanap Magomedovich Nurmagomedov, Soviet, Russian and Ukrainian athlete, coach. Dear Russian trainer. Cousin – Habib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov, Russian mixed fighter, UFC lightweight champion.

As a child he started practicing martial arts and lived with his brother Usman Nurmagomedov in his home village. Participate in the wrestling section. He later became interested in Thai boxing. After moving to Makhachkala, Umar began training at his uncle Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s MMA camp. Double Thai boxing champion from Dagestan. Champion of the North Caucasus Federal District, world champion in sambo fights. Gorilla Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion.

Umar Nurmagomedov and Habib Nurmagomedov

Umar Nurmagomedov and Khabib Nurmagomedov

He made his professional debut on December 16, 2016 in Moscow as part of the EFN Fight Nights Global 57 tournament. His opponent was Rishat Harisov. Umar won with a pass (guillotine gas). On 5 January 2017, he had his second battle – in the Battle of the Star Battle of Sura 6. In the first half, Umar Ulukbek beat Amanbayev with a pass (goal held from behind).

In the third battle that took place in Moscow on March 31, 2017, Alim Isabaev became his rival. Umar Nurmagomedov won against TKO in the second round. The fourth battle takes place as part of the FNG Fight Nights Global 71 tournament on 29 July 2017. Umar Nurmagomedov regained victory over rival Valisher Rakhmonov with a pass (goal frozen from behind). On 8 October 2017, Umar defeated his opponent Nauruz Dzamikhov unanimously at the FNG Fight Nights Global 76 tournament.

Umar Nurmagomedov vs Nauruz Dzamikhov

In the sixth battle Umar Nurmagomedov defeated Brazilian Shiyudi Yamauchi by absolute decision at the FNG Fight Nights Global 83 tournament in Moscow. On 11 May 2018, he fought in the seventh fight in Samara at the Battle on Volga 4 tournament, in which Fathudin Sobirov was his opponent. Umar won by unanimous decision. Nurmagomedov fought Saidiokub Kahrahmonov in the eighth bout of the PFL 7: 2018 regular season in New Jersey and won unanimously.

Umar led his ninth battle in the Battle of the Volga – 10 tournament in Togliatti on April 14, 2019, where he unanimously defeated his Brazilian rival, Wagner Lima. Umar’s tenth battle took place at the GFC tournament on July 14, 2019 in the city of Kaspiysk in the Republic of Dagestan. Umar wins by passing in the first half after 3 minutes 46 seconds. In the 11th battle of the PFL 6 tournament on August 8, 2019 in New Jersey (USA) Umar defeated Brazilian Sidemar Honorio.

Umar has been in control of the fighting since the confrontation began. As a result, the fight took place in three rounds, after which the three judges awarded the Russian tennis player with the results: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

On 23 November 2019, Tashkent Umar defended his title. His opponent is the Argentine fighter Brian Gonzalez. In the 4th minute of the first round Umar grabs the opponent’s neck after making a successful shot and suffocating. On 31 January 2020, Umar was signed by the famous UFC promotion. He had to promote UFC 249. However due to the corona virus pandemic, the event was postponed. In June 2020, the athlete manager, Rizvan Magomedov, announced that Umar would make his UFC debut in July – on “Battle Island” in Abu Dhabi.


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