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Is Said Nurmagomedov Related to Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Swapnil Rajwade

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UFC Fight Night Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili went down, and it was a good night of fights. The arena in Las Vegas was filled with enthusiastic fans and the energy was palpable. One of the familiar Russian names on the card was Nurmagomedov. This familiar name has led to fans wondering if Said Nurmagomedov is related to Khabib?

Said Nurmagomedov is a bantamweight fighter in the UFC who fought Jonathan Martinez. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get the victory as the fight went to a decision where Martinez’s hand was raised inside the octagon.

But is Said Nurmagomedov related to Khabib, is he Khabib’s cousin brother? These are some questions that fans want the answers to.

The Nurmagomedov family line is present in the UFC. After Khabib’s retirement, his cousin brothers are representing Dagestan and the family in the UFC in different weight divisions.

Also Read: Did Conor McGregor Train Merab Dvalishvili for His Fight With Petr Yan in Las Vegas?

How are Khabib Nurmagomedov and Said Nurmagomedov related?

Though both the fighters share a common surname, they are not related. Khabib and Said are not related to each other, nor have we seen them training much together. Khabib, however, has his two brothers fighting in the UFC.

According to a report from mediarefree back in 2022, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Said Nurmagomedov are not related to each other. They are not cousin brothers and aren’t related to each other in any way. Khabib has also clarified this in an interview with RT sport back in 2018.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s two cousins Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Umar Nurmagomedov are fighting in welterweight and bantamweight division in the UFC. Umar Nurmagomedov is 16 and 0 and is an upcoming prospect. Abubakar Nurmagomedov is currently 17 and 3 in his career with 1 NC.

Said Nurmagomedov also has a record of 17 wins and 3 losses. Both Said and Umar are in the bantamweight and could clash going ahead in the UFC. Abubakar Nurmagomedov became famous when the Russians fought the Irish people after Khabib and McGregor fight.

The Future of Bantamweight division:

The UFC fight night had a couple of Bantamweight fights. The main event saw a dominant performance from Merab Dvalishvili, who picked a win over Petr Yan. It was a five round war and the decision went to Dvalishvili.

Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo are set to face each other for the bantamweight title at UFC 288. It’s going to be a hell of a night, and we get to see the return of the king of cringe. It would be interesting to see how the betting lines open and who is a favorite to win the fight, as both the fighters are at the top of the food chain.

Who do you pick?

Also Read: UFC Fight Night: Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili – How Much Money Will the Fighters Make?

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Swapnil Rajwade

Swapnil Rajwade

Swapnil Rajwade is a freelance UFC content writer at The SportsRush. Swapnil’s UFC journey started in 2015 and he got hooked on the sport immediately. He has written over 100 articles and uses his expertise and skill while working. Apart from being just a fan he also did some basic MMA training to understand the sport better. Swapnil has good analytical skills in breaking down fights as well as commentating about them. Apart from this Swapnil is a Financial Analyst and works with a multinational company. A huge fan of Cricket and MMA when it comes to sports.

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