Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 10/6/2019
Suspended one year
WelterweightPFL
Out
January 29, 2019
Nurmagomedov was suspended for a year and fined $25,000 Tuesday for his actions during the post-fight brawl at UFC 229, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Teammate Zubaira Tukhugov is facing the same punishment. The pair will be eligible to return on Oct. 6. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov received larger fines but will be eligible to return on April 6.
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Temporary suspension extended
WelterweightPFL
Out
November 14, 2018
Nurmagomedov's temporary suspension for his role in the post-UFC 229 melee has been extended by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov has been under temporary suspension since the brawl occurred Oct. 6. The 29-year-old's status should get cleared up following a disciplinary hearing in December or January.
In line for NAC discipline
WelterweightPFL
Out
November 8, 2018
Nurmagomedov is facing potential discipline from the Nevada Athletic Commission for his alleged role in the post-UFC 229 melee, Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov and teammate Zubaira Tukhugov are both facing potential sanctions, and Tukhugov has already lost a fight because of it. Nurmagomedov currently competes under the PFL banner, where he's looking to continue his advancement in the welterweight playoffs. That could be in jeopardy pending a ruling here, as New York is likely to follow the same procedure as Nevada in this manner.
Advances to the PFL Playoffs semifinals with tiebreaker victory over Bojan Velickovic at PFL 10
WelterweightPFL
Out
October 20, 2018
Nurmagomedov drew with Bojan Velickovic via unanimous decision (19-19, 19-19, 19-19) at PFL 10 on Saturday in Washington, D.C.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov had the advantage in all positions. He had a simple, yet effective, striking attack on the feet. He was able to score takedowns whenever he wanted, and he won several scrambles on the floor. This is not to say that Velickovic did not give him trouble, because he did. However, Nurmagomedov always had an answer and deserved the victory. Since falling at PFL 3, he has gotten back on track with a pair of decision victories. The judges had it even after two rounds, but the first tiebreaker was first-round scoring.
Falls for the first time in nearly four years at PFL 3
WelterweightPFL
Out
July 5, 2018
Nurmagomedov lost to Pavel Kusch via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:23 of Round 2 at PFL 3 on Thursday in Washington, DC.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov has a different style than his cousin, but he had been very impressive in WSOF and PFL. That includes the first round of this fight. He was landing slick combinations and forcing Kusch to miss. However, that all changed in the second round. The Ukrainian closed the distance with a shovel uppercut. It dropped Nurmagomedov to the ground. Kusch followed up by taking the back and finishing with a rear-naked choke. Nurmagomedov is still a quality prospect, but he will need to get back on track to in this tournament,