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Cory Sandhagen

Report | UFC is working on a fight between bantamweight contenders Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov

Cole Shelton - May 15, 2023

The UFC is targeting a pivotal fight at bantamweight. According to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, the UFC is looking to put together a bout between Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov. It’s uncertain when the fight will take place and if it will be a headliner, but all signs point to that scrap happening next. Nurmagomedov also hinted on Instagram that he has a fight lined up, so expect the official booking to come sooner than later.


Umar Nurmagomedov opens up on why Khabib is stepping away from MMA

Cole Shelton - January 11, 2023

Umar Nurmagomedov has opened up on why his cousin Khabib Nurmagomedov has decided to step away from MMA. After Nurmagomedov retired from MMA, he immediately got into coaching and was coaching the likes of Umar, Islam Makhachev, and others and was having a ton of success. Yet, he surprised many when he announced he was stepping away from coaching and MMA entirely and now Umar has opened up on that decision.

Brian Kelleher
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Brian Kelleher plans to finish Umar Nurmagomedov at UFC 272 to derail his hype: "I'm not looking at him like he is just like Khabib"

Cole Shelton - March 2, 2022

Brian Kelleher is excited to fight Umar Nurmagomedov at UFC 272, who is the cousin of Khabib. Kelleher picked up a decision win over Kevin Croom back in January and quickly jumped at the chance to return not even three months later against Nurmagomedov. Part of the reason why he took the fight is due to the fact it will be at featherweight.

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Brian Kelleher requests Conor McGregor corner him for Umar Nurmagomedov fight, the undefeated Dagestani responds

Josh Evanoff - February 14, 2022

Brian Kelleher attempted to enlist the help of Conor McGregor for a potential bout against Umar Nurmagomedov. However, the Russian doesn’t seem to think that ‘The Notorious’ would help much. Kelleher called out Nurmagomedov following his most recent win over Kevin Croom last month. ‘Boom’ got his wish and is now set to fight the undefeated fighter in his next bout.

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Umar Nurmagomedov

UFC Fight Island 8 Bonus Report: Umar Nurmagomedov pockets 50K in debut

Drake Riggs - January 20, 2021

The second UFC event of 2021 saw a big night for debutants. One of which has a pretty strong bloodline as Umar Nurmagomedov takes home 50K. To follow-up UFC Fight Island 8‘s strong opening showcase from France’s Manon Fiorot, Umar Nurmagomedov made the walk at bantamweight. Dominant from bell to bell, the cousin of UFC lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov would submit Sergey Morozov with a second-round rear-naked choke. Therefore extending his undefeated record to 13-0.

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Umar Nurmagomedov

Report | Nurmagomedov forced out of UFC 254 clash with Morozov

Adam D Martin - October 18, 2020

UFC bantamweight prospect Umar Nurmagomedov, the cousin of Khabib, has been forced out of his UFC 254 contest against Sergei Morozov. Nurmagomedov is a highly-touted prospect who was set to make his Octagon debut next weekend at UFC 254 fighting on the undercard of his cousin Khabib’s pay-per-view. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov fell ill and is out of the fight. Khabib himself took to social media to post on Instagram updates on his cousin, confirming that he had staph infection. It was so bad that the younger Nurmagomedov had to be hospitalized in Dubai.

Umar Nurmagomedov, Nathaniel Wood
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Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Nathaniel Wood slated for July 25 on Fight Island

Alfredo Zullino - June 12, 2020

Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), cousin of the well-known UFC lightweight undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, is finally set for his big stage debut. Welcoming Nurmagomedov into the Octagon is going to be England’s own Nathaniel Wood (16-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), sources confirmed, after an initial report from MMA Junkie. The two will lock horns on July 25 on the now-famous Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Umar Nurmagomedov receives immediate callout from 'The Machine' after signing with UFC

Harry Kettle - February 28, 2020

Umar Nurmagomedov has been immediately called out by Merab Dvalishvili after it was revealed that he has signed with the UFC. The highly thought of younger cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov has been making waves for a while now, accumulating a 12-0 professional mixed martial arts record prior to his entry into the UFC. The expectations are obviously going to be high regarding what he can accomplish with the promotion, and it doesn’t seem as if the UFC is going to waste any time in booking him.