Mixed martial artist who has become a Russian National Combat Sambo Champion and a Combat Sambo World Championships medalist. He has competed as a welterweight in the Professional Fighters League.
He began training in freestyle wrestling while in primary school.
He was punched by Conor McGregor during the infamous post-fight brawl at UFC 229.
He is the cousin of MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.
He defeated John Howard via unanimous decision in October 2016.