Khabib Nurmagomedov, a Russian-born professional MMA fighter is the reigning undisputed UFC champion in the Lightweight division. He has won the Combat Sambo World Championship twice. Khabib rose to popularity in the combat world after his epic win against Conor Mc Gregor October 6, 2018, at the UFC 229.
Khabib made his entry into the professional MMA in September 2018. The entry was astonishing as he made 4 wins within the first month. Nurmagomedov, who holds a black belt in Judo, made his UFC debut on January 20, 2012, after signing a 6 year deal with the UFC in the year 2011.
In his first UFC fight, he won his rival Kamal Shalorus in the third round via submission. He became the UFC lightweight champion on the match against Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. At the UFC apart from Conor McGregor, he has defeated Gleison Tibau, Thiago Tavares, Michael Johnson, Iaquinta starting with Kamal Shalorus. In his professional MMA career also, he is an undisputed champion who holds a 27-0 score. Out of the 27 wins, 8 of them are knock out wins, 9 of them submission wins and the rest 10 of them are unanimous decision wins.
Khabib Nurmagomedov Career Life
Khabib’s father is now the senior coach of Combat Sambo National team in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. With guidance from his father, he started wrestling from age 8 itself. By the age of 12, he became a professionally trained wrestler. By age 15, he learned Judo. He has a black belt in Judo. After Judo, he got trained in Combat Sambo under his father. By age 17, he became a good Combat Sambo fighter too.
At his twentieth age, Khabib made an entry into the MMA. He made an undefeated 12 wins in his MMA career in less than 3 years. After that to this day, he has fought in M-1 Global, ProFC and UFC
Personal Life of Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov was born in Sildi village (located in the Dagestan region of Russia), on September 20, 1988. Khabib is born to a traditional Muslim family. As siblings, he has an elder brother and a younger sister. His father was a Combat Sambo trainer and trained Khabib and his elder brother. Khabib is married. The name of his wife is unknown. Khabib has two kids- one girl child and a boy child.
Net Worth Of Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s net worth is estimated to be 2 million dollars. With his debut fight win in UFC, he earned $16000($8000 for the show). His earning increased as he moved further with his wins in the UFC fights. Heres the tabulated list of earnings, Khabib made from different UFC fights since his first match.
|UFC 229 (October 6, 2018)||Conor McGregor||$2,040,000 ($2,000,000 for the show and $40,000 as the fight week incentive pay)|
|UFC 223(April 7, 2018)||Al Iaquinta||$530,000 ($500,000 for show and $30,000 as the fight week incentive pay)|
|UFC 219 (December 30, 2017)||Edson Barboza||$215,000 ($80,000 for the show, $80,000 as win bonus, $50,000 as ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus and $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|UFC 205 (November 12, 2016)||Michael Johnson||$57,000 ($26,000 for the show, $26,000 as win bonus and $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans (April 16, 2016)||Darrell Horcher||$53,000 ($24,000 for the show, $24,000 for the show and $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)|
|UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne (April 19, 2014)||Rafael dos Anjos||$64,000 ($32,000 for the show and $32,000 as win bonus)|
|UFC 165(September 21, 2013)||Pat Healy||$46,000 ($23,000 for show plus $23,000 as win bonus)|
|UFC 160(May 25, 2013)||Abel Trujillo||$25,200 ($14,000 for show, $14,000 as win bonus, $2,800 fine for missing weight)|
|UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping(January 19, 2013)||Thiago Tavares||$24,000($12,000 for the show and $12,000 as win bonus)|
|UFC 148 (July 7, 2012)||Gleison Tibau||$20,000 ($10,000 for the show and $10,000 as win bonus)|
|UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller (January 20, 2012)||Kamal Shalorus||$16,000($8,000 for the show, $8,000 as win bonus)|