Abubakar Nurmagomedov

Russia

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 12/1/2021
Out of fight with injury
WelterweightUFC
Out
July 8, 2021
Nurmagomedov (undisclosed) will no longer fight Daniel Rodriguez at the UFC event on July 17, Alex Behunin of Cageside Press reports.
ANALYSIS
It's not clear what type of injury that Nurmagomedov is dealing with or how long he will be unable to fight for. The UFC will have to find a short notice replacement for Rodriguez. Nurmagomedov won his first UFC fight back in March against Jared Gooden by unanimous decision.
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Will fight again in July
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 21, 2021
Nurmagomedov (16-3-1) will fight Daniel Rodriguez (14-2-0) at a UFC event on July 17, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov will look to make it two straight wins as a member of the UFC when he takes on Rodriguez in just under two months. The 31-year-old returned to the Octagon in March to defeat Jared Gooden via unanimous decision after not competing for over 15 months since he dropped his UFC debut in November of 2019. The Russian native will have a bit more on his plate in terms of competition when he meets Rodriguez who boasts more experience and also has a slight advantage in height and reach.
Cruises to first UFC win
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 27, 2021
Nurmagomedov defeated Jared Gooden via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 260 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a dominant effort from Nurmagomedov on the heels of his submission loss to David Zawada in his UFC debut way back in November 2019. Nurmagomedov looked composed and confident following the extended layoff. Part of that almost certainly has to do with the level of competition he was facing, but Nurmagomedov dominated with his striking in the early going before controlling Gooden on the mat for nearly the entirety of Round 3. The question for Nurmagomedov is whether or not he can follow up this strong effort with another one his next time out. It's extremely likely he will be going up against an opponent who brings a bit more to the table than Gooden did on Saturday.
Ready for UFC 260
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 8, 2021
Nurmagomedov will fight against Jared Gooden at UFC 260 on March 27, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagovedov was handed a six-month medical suspension following his last fight at UFC Fight Night in Moscow, but he's evidently been cleared by a physician to return earlier. He lost the matchup to David Zawada via submission. Both Nurmagomedov and his opponent, Gooden, will be taking part in just the second UFC fights of their careers.
Draws medical suspension
WelterweightUFC
Out
November 19, 2019
Nurmagomedov has been given a six-month medical suspension following his loss via sumbission to David Zawada at UFC Fight Night in Moscow, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.USAToday.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov did not make it past Round 1 of his UFC debut. He actually entered the night as one of the biggest betting favorites on the card, so his loss and the subsequent medical suspension is certainly not an ideal situation for him. He could ultimately be cleared to return earlier if a physician gives him the go-ahead following an x-ray on his left elbow.
Submitted in UFC debut
WelterweightUFC
Out
November 9, 2019
Nurmagomedov lost to David Zawada via submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Moscow, Russia.
ANALYSIS
What a disaster. Making his UFC debut and entering as one of the biggest favorites on the card at -265, Nurmagomedov didn't even last three minutes. He looked fine prior to the stoppage as he scored an easy takedown and appeared to be comfortable on the mat, but Nurmagomedov supplied Zawada with an opening to clamp on the Triangle Choke and the later took full advantage. Abubakar was probably bit overrated from the start because his brother, Khabib, is the undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion and arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Nurmagomedov's recent performances in both the PFL and now the UFC suggest there isn't a heck of a lot to see here. The company will certainly give him a chance to rebound his next time out.