UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has run through the 155-pound division. Not only has the champion never lost a fight in his mixed martial arts career, but he has also been dominant in each and every outing. Steamrolling his opponents and scoring impressive finishes throughout his UFC career, Nurmagomedov has become one of the most feared fighters in the division and the promotion.
“The Eagle” is a problem for anyone who stands across from him in the cage.
Nurmagomedov had his most recent outing was his fourth-round submission win over McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas where he retained his title on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
With the win, Khabib advanced to 27-0 in his professional career. His 27 consecutive wins gives him the longest winning streak in all of mixed martial arts. Khabib first won the vacant lightweight championship on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223 when he scored a dominant decision win over Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn, New York. He became the first Russian to win a UFC title. The submission victory over McGregor was his first title defense.
In order to celebrate Nurmagomedov’s impressive run in the UFC, they compiled a list of some of his most thrilling and exciting finishes for the promotion.
Here are the top five finishes of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC career.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Top 5 UFC Finishes
Watch the top knockouts and submissions from lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s professional MMA career. Nurmagomedov faces Dustin Poirer in a title unification bout on Saturday, September 7 live on Pay-Per-View.
The Dagestani champion became the first Russian and first Muslim to win a UFC championship thanks in large part to his training by his father, Abdulmanap. His father was a wrestler and trained in judo and sambo in the military before converting the ground floor of Nurmagomedov’s home into a gym. Khabib developed into two-time Combat Sambo World Champion before joining the UFC.