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What is the Relationship Between Usman Nurmagomedov and Khabib Nurmagomedov?



Usman Nurmagomedov with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Usman Nurmagomedov is the younger cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov. The former UFC lightweight champion has been helping Usman Nurmagomedov in his mixed martial arts journey and has always been on his side in his MMA bouts. Usman Nurmagomedov is the younger brother of Umar Nurmagomedov, who made his UFC debut back in January of 2021. Meanwhile, Usman made his Bellator debut at Bellator 255. 

Usman Nurmagomedov is a seasoned grappler who often relies on his ability to strike in order to dominate his opponents. Usman has shown incredible improvements over the course of his MMA career and currently remains undefeated with 12 straight wins to his name. 

At just 23 years of age, Usman has already made his presence felt in the world of mixed martial arts, and the presence of Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner only adds to his glory.


The lightweight contender is a future UFC prospect, and should he continue with the same dominant performance that he has been able to execute in his short MMA career so far, there’s every reason to believe that he could become the next big thing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Nurmagomedov has the reputation of being one of those Dagestani fighters who doesn’t rely much on his grappling pedigree to dominate his opponents, however, he likes to engage in a striking battle whenever he steps inside the cage. 

As was the case in Usman Nurmagomedov’s fight against Svyatoslav Shabanov at UFC Fight Night Global & GFC where Khabib Nurmagomedov could be seen screaming at Usman for not going with his gameplan of trying to grapple with his opponent, but rather choosing to engage in a striking battle. While Usman once again picked up a stoppage win, winning the bout in the second round, Khabib Nurmagomedov certainly did not look too impressed with his cousin Usman.

How good is Usman Nurmagomedov?

Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a name for himself in the world of mixed martial arts owing to his extremely dominant grappling inside the Octagon. He is not an explosive striker, or someone with vicious knockout power, on the contrary, Nurmagomedov is quite predictable. However, despite that, it speaks highly of his incredible skill-set that no fighter has been able to give him so much as a challenge to Khabib. 

Usman Nurmagomedov

Usman Nurmagomedov is not someone who is as predictable as his teammates like Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov might be. He relies heavily on his striking and mixes his game incredibly well. At just 24 years of age, he has shown incredible improvements, and the future looks bright for yet another Nurmagomedov in the cage.

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