Khabib Nurmagomedov – professional fighter
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a professional Russian athlete, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter. He is a finalist of the Russian Championship, Champion of Eurasia in fighting, champion of Russia, two-time world champion in combat sambo, champion of Europe in pankration, grappling world champion. He took part in several M-1 Global tournaments. He entered the TOP-10 of the best UFC fighters. On August 31, 2015 Habib signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with Reebok.
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988, in Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR (now Dagestan, Russia). Since childhood, he was trained by his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
On January 21, 2012 Khabib had his first UFC fight, which ended with his victory. For that fight Khabib received $ 8000 (+ $ 8000 bonus for the victory).
His second fight was against one of the best Brazilian fighters Gleison Tibau, included in the top 15 best fighters, on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khabib won the fight and received $ 20,000 (+ $ 10,000 bonus for winning).
On January 19, 2013 the fighter fought another famous Brazilian Thiago Tavares in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and won on the 1:55 of the first round.
On May 26 at UFC 160 in Las Vegas Khabib defeated promising fighter from the USA – Abel Trujillo.
At UFC 165 in Toronto, Canada, Nurmagomedov defeated Pat Healy (the 10th fighter in the world rankings in the UFC).
On April 19, 2014, Khabib fought with Rafael dos Anjos (the 5th in the ranking of UFC) and won.
On July 5, 2014 the athlete suffered a knee injury and in 2015 his rib was broken.
On April 16, 2016, after two-year break, Nurmagomedov defeated Darrell Horcher by TKO in the second round.
On November 12, 2016 at UFC 205 in New York City, Nurmagomedov defeated American fighter Michael Johnson.
Khabib is married. His daughter was born in June 2015.