This weekend Abubakar Nurmagomedov He had his first opportunity at UFC, the most important mixed martial arts company in the world, and in which his cousin Khabib is one of the stars. The Russian fighter measured himself against the German David Zawada in Moscow and despite having everything in favor, he was defeated.
The fighter made his debut at the company he chairs Dana White, but in reality his first fight in this sport was in 2011 when he beat Ibrahim Dzhantukhanov by submission.
This Saturday, Abubakar lost in the first round against Zawada by submission, after it was he who initiated the seizure of the octagon. The most striking thing is that his cousin, Khabib, has managed to be champion precisely for his ability on the ground, rather than his cage.
The 29-year-old fighter, who had the presence of his cousin in the stands, came to the Moscow match with a record of 15 wins, two losses and just one defeat, but UFC is not the same as the rest of the companies. Obviously, you should improve if you want to succeed.
Who spoke after the fight was Conor McGregor, whose last fight was defeat against Khabib. "Always a failure", "cowardly" and "Nurmagotaptap" (referring to the two strokes of abandonment in the shot made by the loser), wrote on Twitter the Irish, who then deleted his publications.
Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov Return to UFC in September of this year, after what had been the scandal against McGregor in Las Vegas. He lightweight world champion came back with a win for submission in the third round before the American Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) in the UFC 242 starfight.
At the UFC level, Nurmagomedov arrived with that victory at 12 consecutive, tying the record of Tony Cu The Cucuy ’Fergunson, who has a record of 25-3 and is destined to be his next rival. Although he did not want to talk about it to the press, and said he needed “A couple of days to rest” and that "Then we'll talk about Ferguson". At the moment, the reign of Khabib in the UFC continues.