Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Full NameKhabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov

BornSeptember 20, 1988

Height5 ft 10 in



Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov is a former UFC Lightweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 29 wins and 0 losses. Khabib is a black belt in judo and holds the record for the longest UFC lightweight championship reign.

  1. Early life and career
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC
  3. UFC Lightweight Champion
  4. McGregor vs Khabib
  5. Khabib vs Poirier
  6. Khabib vs Gaethje
  7. Khabib Career Stats
  8. Khabib Nurmagomedov Last Fight
  9. Khabib Nurmagomedov Record

UFC 242 Khabib v Poirier

Early life and career

Khabib Nurmagomedov started his combat sports training under the tutelage of his father at 8 years of age. He began training at a high level in wrestling by age 12, judo at age 15, and combat sambo by age 17.

Nurmagomedov won Combat Sambo's WCSF World Championship in 2009 and 2010 while fighting in MMA. He made his MMA debut in 2008 at CSFU: Champions League against Vusal Bayramov. The Russian submitted Vusal in the first round via submission. He next entered the Pakrtation Artium Cup, with all his victories coming via unanimous decision.

He moved to welterweight and won the Tsumada Fighting Championship 3 Tournament.

Nurmagomedov won his next title at Golden Fist And M-1 before signing with ProFC. He went 6-0 in the promotion with the distinction of finishing every opponent inside the first round. He left ProFC in 2011 to join the UFC.

Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC

Khabib Nurmagomedov came into the UFC with a perfect record of 16-0 and went on to build his record by winning every fight in the octagon with ease. He beat some of the best UFC fighters in the promotion, including Michael Johnson, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Conor McGregor.

UFC Lightweight Champion

Khabib Nurmagodemov faced Al Iaquinta on UFC 223 for the vacant UFC lightweight belt after Tony Ferguson sustained a knee injury and Max Holloway was declared unfit by the New York State Athletic Commission. 'The Eagle' dominated Iaquinta in the 5-round fight and won via unanimous decision.

Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor

Conor McGregor fought Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. This would be Conor's return to the octagon after two years and would see both fighters fight for the UFC lightweight championship. Nurmagomedov would dominate McGregor on the ground in the first two rounds, before opting to stand with the Irishman in the third. The fight ended in the fourth when the Russian put Mcgregor in a neck-crank, forcing 'The Notorious' to tap.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov returned to the octagon at UFC 242 to face interim champion Dustin Poirier to unify the UFC lightweight championship. Nurmagomedov would dominate Poirier and control him on the ground for close to nine minutes. He sealed the victory in the third round via a rear-naked choke submission to retain the championship.

UFC 242 Khabib v Poirier

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov fought interim champion Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to unify the UFC lightweight championship. He lost the first round on the judge's scorecard but choked out Gaethje in the second round with a mounted triangle choke. 'The Eagle' announced his retirement from MMA in the post-fight interview.

UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje

Khabib Career Stats

Current Status:

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s current record stands at 29-0. He is a former undefeated UFC lightweight champion.



Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 8

Wins by Submission:

  1. 11

Wins by Decision:

  1. 10

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 70 in (178cm)


  1. 155 lb / 70 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Lightweight

Khabib Nurmagomedov Last Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov's last fight was against Justin Gaethje, who he defeated in the 2nd round via triangle choke at UFC 254 to retain the UFC lightweight championship.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov:

Win29-0Justin GaethjeTechnical Submission (Triangle Choke)UFC 25424-Oct-2020
Win28-0Dustin PoirierSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2427-Sept-2019
Win27-0Conor McgregorSubmission (neck crank)UFC 2296-Oct-2018
Win26-0Al IaquintaDecision (unanimous)UFC 2237-Apr-2018
Win25-0Edson BarbozaDecision (unanimous)UFC 21930-Dec-2017
Win24-0Michael JohnsonSubmission (kimura)UFC 20512-Nov-2016
Win23-0Darrell HorcherTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans16-Apr-2016
Win22-0Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne19-Apr-2014
Win21-0Pat HealyDecision (unanimous)UFC 16521-Sep-2013
Win20-0Abel TrujilloDecision (unanimous)UFC 16025-May-2013
Win19-0Thiago TavaresKO (punches and elbows)UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping19-Jan-2013
Win18-0Gleison TibauDecision (unanimous)UFC 1487-Jul-2012
Win17-0Kamal ShalorusSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller20-Jan-2012
Win16-0Arymarcel SantosTKO (punches)ProFC 36: Battle on the Caucas22-Oct-2011
Win15-0Vadim SandulskiySubmission (triangle choke)ProFC / GM Fight: Ukraine Cup 315-Sep-2011
Win14-0Khamiz MamedovSubmission (triangle choke)ProFC 30: Battle on Don5-Aug-2011
Win13-0Kadzhik AbadzhyanSubmission (triangle choke)ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final2-Jul-2011
Win12-0Ashot ShaginyanTKO (punches)ProFC: Union Nation Cup 155-May-2011
Win11-0Said KhalilovSubmission (kimura)ProFC: Union Nation Cup 149-Apr-2011
Win10-0Alexander AgafonovTKO (corner stoppage)M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals12-Feb-2011
Win9-0Vitaliy OstroskiyTKO (punches)M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Clash of the Titans18-Sep-2010
Win8-0Ali BagovDecision (unanimous)Golden Fist Russia10-Jun-2010
Win7-0Shahbulat ShamhalaevSubmission (armbar)M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 93-Nov-2009
Win6-0Eldar EldarovTKO (punches)Tsumada Fighting Championship 38-Aug-2009
Win5-0Said AkhmedTKO (punches)Tsumada Fighting Championship 38-Aug-2009
Win4-0Shamil AbdulkerimovDecision (unanimous)Pankration Atrium Cup11-Oct-2008
Win3-0Ramazan KurbanismailovDecision (unanimous)Pankration Atrium Cup11-Oct-2008
Win2-0Magomed MagomedovDecision (unanimous)Pankration Atrium Cup11-Oct-2008
Win1-0Vusal BayramovSubmission (triangle choke)CSFU: Champions League13-Sep-2008

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