Umar Nurmagomedov: Get up to Speed on Khabib’s Cousin, Following Confirmation of UFC Signing
It looks like Khabib Nurmagomedov could be joined by his cousin at UFC 249, as recently the promotion reported that Umar Nurmagomedov has signed with the UFC, and that he could compete on April 18th.
A little while ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov reported that his younger cousin Umar Nurmagomedov was headed to the UFC. Now the promotion’s officially announced that the 24 year-old bantamweight is Octagon bound. In addition, it looks like Umar could compete at UFC 249, the same night Khabib will battle Tony Ferguson.
The official announcement
Recently the UFC Instagram account shared out the image and message below (translation via Google Translate).
OFFICIALLY! Umar Nurmagomedov joined the ranks of the UFC lightest division. His debut will take place on April 19 at # UFC249. Who would you like to see @Umar_Nurmagomedov’s first rival?
Nurmagomedov (12-0) is coming off a submission win over Braian Gonzalez at at Gorilla Fighting Championship card in November. The Dagestani fighter competed for the Professional Fighters League twice, and scored two wins.
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Nurmagomedov in action
You can check out some of Nurmagomedov’s fights below. It will be interesting to see whether he can make a championship run in the UFC’s 135 division.