Abubakar Magomedovich Nurmagomedov, popularly known as Abubakar Nurmagomedov, is a Russian mixed martial artist, who is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is fighting in the Welterweight Division. Nurmagomedov is a Combat Sambo World Championship bronze medalist and is a Russian national combat sambo champion. He is also the cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in October of 2011 against Ibrahim Dzhantukhanov. Nurmagomedov won the fight via submission. At the Sochi Star tournament, Nurmagomedov was eliminated by Magomed Mustafaev by first-round technical knockout. Prior to the beginning of his career in the US, Nurmagomedov beat Vladimir Gunzu of Ukraine.
World Series of Fighting
Having signed with WSOF, Abubakar Nurmagomedov made his debut for the promotion in August of 2015 when he defeated Jorge Moreno via unanimous decision at WSOF 22. During his tenure with the promotion, Nurmagomedov established a winning streak, as he defeated the likes of Jorge Moreno, Danny Davis Jr., and Matt Secor.
Professional Fighters League
Abubakar Nurmagomedov competed at the PFL Welterweight Grand-Prix, losing his first fight to Pavel Kusch in the opening round. Nurmagomedov then secured a win over Jonatan Westin before eventually fighting Bojan Velickovic to a majority draw.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
At UFC 229, following Khabib Nurmagomedov's win over Conor McGregor in the main event of the pay-per-view, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and other members of Team Khabib engaged themselves in a brawl against Team Conor.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov is scheduled to make his UFC debut on 9th November, 2019 at UFC Moscow.