Said Nurmagomedov

Said Nurmagomedov (born April 5, 1992) is a Russian mixed martial artist currently competing as a bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2009, he formerly competed for Absolute Championship Berkut and World Fighting Championship Akhmat. He is a former AFC Bantamweight Champion.

Said Nurmagomedov
Born (1992-04-05) April 5, 1992 (age 30)
Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight (2009–2013)
Bantamweight (2014–present)
Reach70 in (178 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Russia
Fight Club Akhmat[3]
RankInternational Master of Sport in amateur MMA[1]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission4
By decision7
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Said Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in 2009 at World Ultimate Full Contact 15, facing the undefeated 4–0 Oscar Nave. He won the bout in the first round by way of an armbar.[4] After a three year break, he returned in 2012 at Vale Tudo 3 to fight the debuting Jolon Uulu Jayloobay. Said won the fight in the first round by way of an armbar.[5] Said returned in 2013 to welcome another debutante, Akhmed Sarapov, at Liga Kavkaz - Battle in Khiv 1. Nurmagomedov scored the first KO win of his career, ending the fight in the dying seconds of the first round.[6]

In 2014 Nurmagomedov signed with Absolute Championship Berkut, with his first fight being against the experienced Asulan Toktarbaev, at ACB 1 bantamweight Grand Prix. Said won a unanimous decision.[7] In the next round of the bantamweight Grand Prix, at ACB 4 he faced Magomed-Emin Khazhgeriev, again winning by a unanimous decision.[8] In the penultimate bout of the Grand Prix, at ACB 7, he fought against the undefeated German Barsegyan. He won by TKO, after the doctor stopped the fight in the first round.[9] In the final of the Grand Prix, Nurmagomedov faced the undefeated Magomed Bibulatov, losing the final by a unanimous decision.[10]

He would then move to World Fighting Championship Akhmat two years later, with his first fight being against the veteran Diego Marlon, winning a unanimous decision.[11] At WFCA 22 he would face Walter Pereira Jr, winning a unanimous decision.[12] He fought against Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev during WFA 30 for the vacant AFC Bantamweight Championship. Said won a unanimous decision to become the AFC bantamweight champion.[13] During WFCA 35 he fought Anderson dos Santos. Following several jumping knees in the clinch, Said ended the fight by submission in the first round.[14] In his final fight with World Fighting Championship Akhmat he won a unanimous decision against Luis Nogueira at WFC 42.[15]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Nurmagomedov made his promotional debut on July 14, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 133 against Justin Scoggins.[16] He won the fight via split decision.[17]

Nurmagomedov next faced Ricardo Ramos on February 2, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 144.[18] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[19]

Nurmagomedov faced Raoni Barcelos on December 21, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 165. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Nurmagomedov faced promotional newcomer Mark Striegl, whose debut was delayed after testing positive for COVID-19,[21] on October 18, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 180.[22] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[23]

Nurmagomedov was scheduled to face Jack Shore at UFC Fight Night 191[24] However, Nurmagomedov was pulled from the event due to visa issues, and was replaced by Zviad Lazishvili.[25]

Nurmagomedov faced Cody Stamann on January 22, 2022, at UFC 270.[26] He won the fight via submission in round one.[27] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[28]

Nurmagomedov is scheduled to face Douglas Silva de Andrade on July 9, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 39.[29]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 15 wins 2 losses
By knockout 4 0
By submission 4 0
By decision 7 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–2 Cody Stamann Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 270 January 22, 2022 1 0:47 Anaheim, California, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 14–2 Mark Striegl KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie October 18, 2020 1 0:51 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 13–2 Raoni Barcelos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie December 21, 2019 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea
Win 13–1 Ricardo Ramos TKO (spinning back kick and punches) UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 February 2, 2019 1 2:28 Fortaleza, Brazil Return to Bantamweight.
Win 12–1 Justin Scoggins Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov July 14, 2018 3 5:00 Boise, Idaho, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 11–1 Luis Nogueira Decision (unanimous) WFCA 42 September 27, 2017 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 10–1 Anderson dos Santos Submission (guillotine choke) WFCA 35 April 1, 2017 1 1:52 Astana, Kazakhstan
Win 9–1 Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev Decision (unanimous) WFCA 30 October 4, 2016 5 5:00 Grozny, Russia For the vacant AFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Walter Pereira Jr. Decision (unanimous) WFCA 22 May 22, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia
Win 7–1 Diego Marlon Decision (unanimous) WFCA 16 May 12, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia
Loss 6–1 Magomed Bibulatov Decision (unanimous) ACB 9: Grand Prix Berkut June 22, 2014 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix Final
Win 6–0 German Barsegyan TKO (doctor stoppage) ACB 7: Grand Prix Berkut May 18, 2014 1 1:50 Grozny, Russia ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Win 5–0 Magomed-Emin Hazhgeriev Decision (unanimous) ACB 4: Grand Prix Berkut March 30, 2014 2 5:00 Grozny, Russia ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 4–0 Aslan Toktarbaev Decision (unanimous) ACB 1: Grand Prix Berkut March 2, 2014 2 5:00 Grozny, Russia Bantamweight debut. ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix First Round.
Win 3–0 Akhmed Sarapov KO (punch) Liga Kavkaz: Battle in Khiv 1 August 15, 2013 1 4:40 Khiv, Russia
Win 2–0 Jolon Uulu Jayloobay Submission (armbar) Vale Tudo 3 May 12, 2013 1 1:35 Moscow, Russia
Win 1–0 Oscar Nave Submission (armbar) World Ultimate Full Contact 15 August 22, 2009 1 2:03 Viseu, Portugal Featherweight debut.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "DagFighter". Tapology. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
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  7. ^ "Said Nurmagomedov vs Asulan Toktarbaev". Youtube. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Said Nurmagomedov vs. Magomed-Emin Khazhgeriev". Tapology. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. ^ "German Barsegyan vs. Said Nurmagomedov". Tapology. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Magomed Bibulatov vs Said Nurmagomedov". MMA Core. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Said Nurmagomedov vs Diego Marlon". MMA Core. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Said Nurmagomedov vs. Walter Pereira Jr". Tapology. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Said Nurmagomedov vs. Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev". Tapology. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Said Nurmagomedov vs. Anderson dos Santos". Tapology. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  15. ^ "WFCA 42 Malyutin vs. Jacarezinho". Sherdog. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Three fights announced for UFC Fight Night In Boise". ESPNBoise. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 133 results: Said Nurmagomedov takes split decision from Justin Scoggins". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  18. ^ Crispin, Gerard (21 January 2022). "How is UFC 270 star Said Nurmagomedov related to Khabib Nurmagomedov?". Media Referee. Retrieved 20 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Said Nurmagomedov flawless with first-round finish of Ricardo Ramos". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  20. ^ "em-luta-equilibrada-raoni-barcelos-supera-nurmagomedov-e-vence-pela-quarta-vez-no-ufc". Globo Sport. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  21. ^ "Mark Striegl suffers quick loss in UFC debut". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2020-10-18. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  22. ^ Staff (2020-09-03). "Mark Striegl makes UFC debut against Said Nurmagomedov". Retrieved 2020-09-03. (in Dutch)
  23. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-10-17). "UFC Fight Island 6 Results: Said Nurmagomedov Rips Through Mark Striegl". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  24. ^ Behunin, Alex. "UFC: Jack Shore vs. Said Nurmagomedov Set For September 4 In London". Cageside Press. Cageside Press. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  25. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-08-21). "Jack Shore heeft in Zviad Lazishvili nieuwe tegenstander voor gevecht op 4 september". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-08-21.
  26. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-10-08). "BREAKING: Cody Stamann treft Said Nurmagomedov tijdens UFC 270 op 22 januari". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-10-09.
  27. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-01-22). "UFC 270: Said Nurmagomedov Stuns Cody Stamann, Secures Submission". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-01-23.
  28. ^ a b "UFC 270 bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno among four winners". MMA Junkie. 2022-01-23. Retrieved 2022-01-23.
  29. ^ Raphael Marinho (2022-04-25). "UFC: Douglas D'Silva enfrenta Said Nurmagomedov em julho" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  30. ^ Bohn, Mike; MMA Junkie Staff (2 February 2022). "MMA Junkie's Submission of the Month for January: Said Nurmagomedov's 47-second choke". Retrieved 3 February 2022.

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