Umar Nurmagomedov is the newest fighter bearing his surname to grace the UFC cage – and he’s already one-upped his cousin Khabib.
At UFC on ESPN 20 on Wednesday, Nurmagomedov (13-Zero MMA, 1-Zero UFC) made his long-anticipated UFC debut after three cancellations. Nurmagomedov placed on a tactical, multifaceted efficiency and ended the combat with a technical submission on the 3:39 mark of Spherical 2.
The start of the top for Morozov (16-Four MMA, 0-1 UFC) was a good looking double-leg takedown by Nurmagomedov. When Morozov stood up, Nurmagomedov remained relentless. After he swung to the again and dumped Morozov to the bottom once more, Nurmagomedov labored his submission alongside the fence. Nurmagomedov acquired his palms into place, pulled Morozov backward, and put his opponent to sleep.
Following the announcement of the official resolution, Nurmagomedov was joined by Khabib, who served as each cornerman and translator.
“He talked about me,” Khabib translated. “9 years in the past immediately, Jan. 20, 2012, I beat my opponent like this with this choke. At present, he did this. However I did it within the third spherical. He did it within the second spherical.”
Try Nurmagomedov’s end and subsequent interview within the movies beneath:
UFC on ESPN 20 befell Wednesday at Etihad Enviornment on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The cardboard aired on ESPN.