MMA fighter and UFC Lightweight Champion who is recognized for holding one of the longest undefeated streaks in the history of MMA with 26 consecutive wins. He became the first Muslim to win a UFC title.
His father began training him in wrestling at a very young age, he then went on to study judo. September of 2008 marked his debut in professional MMA fighting.
He has attracted over 700,000 followers on Twitter and amassed over 14 million followers on Instagram.
His father is famous wrestler Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. He grew up with a younger brother named Abubakar who is also in the world of MMA. He and his wife married in 2013 and have a son and a daughter.
In 2014 he defeated Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision.