Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 9/1/2019
Will miss UFC 242
WelterweightUFC
Out
June 23, 2019
Nurmagomedov won't compete in UFC 242 due to a hand injury, Denis Geyko of RT Sports News reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov was looking to make his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi on September 7, and it appeared the reduced suspension would have let him, but this sudden hand injury will seemingly keep him sidelined. The 29-year-old is expected to perform at the next UFC event in Russia, which would likely be in Moscow in November.
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Has suspension reduced
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 22, 2019
Nurmagomedov had his one-year suspension reduced by 35 days, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Zubaira Tukhugov, who, like Nurmagomedov, is a teammate of Khabib Nurmagomedov, got the same reduction. The decision helps pieces fall in place for Khabib to defend his lightweight title against interim champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on September 7, as Khabib stated that he would not take part in a fight until his teammates were no longer suspended. The reduced sentence means Nurmagomedov will be cleared by the start of September.
Suspended one year
WelterweightUFC
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.
Temporary suspension extended
WelterweightUFC
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
WelterweightUFC
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
WelterweightUFC
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.