Usman Nurmagomedov has quickly transitioned to a huge fan following courtesy his brother Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, the younger Nurmagomedov has time and again proved why all the eyes should be on him as he begins his MMA journey in Bellator.
He is set to take on Mike Hamel in a lightweight bout on Friday at Bellator 255. Usman Nurmagomedov has raked in 11 straight victories to his name since turning pro in the year 2017. He fought a record three times in the year 2020, picking up stoppage victories in all his bouts. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin, while a very good grappler relies mostly on his striking abilities to triumph over his opponents.
Needless to say, it is Usman’s ability to perform incredibly well both on the feet and on the ground that makes him a great prospect in the MMA world. Ten of his 11 victories have come via way of stoppage, with three victories by submission. Only one of his 11 professional bouts have gone to the judges’ scorecards.
Who is Usman Nurmagomedov fighting next?
Usman Nurmagomedov is currently signed with the America based promotion Bellator. Khabib Nurmagomedov dropped the news late last year in October when he took to Instagram to congratulate his cousin on the multi-fight deal with the promotion.
Both Usman and Khabib train alongside, along with the other UFC stars including Islam Makhachev and Zubaira Tukhugov. Usman is expected to fight sometime this year. Earlier, it was revealed that the younger Nurmagomedov will fight in January. Now, Usman Nurmagomedov will co-main event Bellator’s first event in 2021 against Mike Hamel in a lightweight bout at Bellator 255.
Usman Nurmagomedov will compete in the Bellator’s lightweight division. He is a big name in the world of mixed martial arts, and needless to say, entire Russia will be tuning in to watch the younger Nurmagomedov take forward the legacy that Khabib has meticulously created around the “Nurmagomedov” name.
Khabib Nurmagomedov will be in Usman’s corner when the Dagestani fighter makes his first appearance in Bellator. Earlier, the reigning and undisputed UFC lightweight champion of the world was seen alongside the fighter in his last fight at Fight Night Global: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov Memory Tournament where he picked up a stoppage win to register his 11th straight victory inside the Octagon.