“If you don’t know, now you know, business is coming” Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts to his cousin Umar Nurmagomedov picking up a highlight-reel knockout win at UFC Vegas 67

The whole Bantamweight division was put on notice as soon as a ‘Nurmagomedov’ stepped in to compete. Rocking a kick-focused fighting style with the signature Dagestani wrestling, prospects don’t get much better than Umar. After the young fighter’s recent bout, UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov came out in support.

Umar already had a strong start in his debut match against Sergei Morozov, landing one vicious kick after the other, he slowly dismantled his opponent. Finally, he showed his grappling/wrestling prowess by picking up a submission win via Rear Naked Choke in the second round.

Within only 2 months the young Dagestani was back against Brian ‘Boom’ Kelleher where he picked up a dominating win during the 3rd minute of the very first round.

Keeping with the trend, he finished the match using a submission via Rear Naked Choke to make a strong statement. But the undefeated fighter was yet to display his full potential.

In a short period of only 3 months, the young Nurmagomedov was back inside the Octagon against Nate Mannes. Nate managed to show quite a bit of durability but Umar still pushed through to pick up a victory via unanimous decision. Unfortunately, the young prospect had sustained an injury and went through a very long recovery period being out of competition for nearly 6 months.

Finally, Raoni Barcelos decided to take his shot at the upcoming prospect. Fans were speculating if the Russian would still hold his edge after such a long hiatus but Umar proved those worries wrong. He went toe to toe against Raoni and eventually knocked the Brazillian down with a quick punch.

Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted by sharing a picture of Umar with Dana White and Sean Shelby stating, “If you don’t know, now you know )) Business is coming))).”

The Bantamweight prospect definitely shares similar skills and mannerisms as his older brother. After knocking his opponent down, he was quick to avoid delivering further additional unnecessary damage and even expressed grief for going so hard.

Who do you want to see the 135-pounder fight next?


Amir Khosru

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A graduate in Linguistics Studies from Jahangirnagar University, hailing from the city of Khulna(Bangladesh). Currently working as a Content Writer who covers Combat Sports. Passionate in a lot of fields including (But not limited to) Reading, Gaming, Travelling, Strolling, Food, UFC, Anime, and whatnot!


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