Umar Nurmagomedov celebrates after his victory over Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight boug during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Umar Nurmagomedov celebrates after his victory over Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight boug during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Umar Nurmagomedov celebrates after his victory over Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight boug during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC: Umar Nurmagomedov ‘did it better than Khabib’ with slick debut win by rear-naked choke

  • Umar – cousin of retired Dagestani lightweight champ – puts Sergey Morozov to sleep on promotional debut at UFC Fight Island 8
  • ‘Nine years ago this day I beat my opponent with this choke, but I did in third round, he did in second,’ says Khabib, who was also debuting in 2012 fight

Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Umar Nurmagomedov celebrates after his victory over Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight boug during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Umar Nurmagomedov celebrates after his victory over Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight boug during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
Umar Nurmagomedov celebrates after his victory over Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight boug during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Photos: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
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