Khabib Nurmagomedov

Russian sambist and MMA fighter

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Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian professional mixed martial artist of Dagestani Avar descent. He is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion. With 27 wins and no losses, he holds the longest undefeated streak in MMA. He is the first Russian and the first Sunni Muslim to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title. In 2018, his headline bout with Conor McGregor at UFC 229 drew 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, the most ever for an MMA event. As of 2Β JanuaryΒ 2019, he is #3 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

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