Habib Nurmagomedov will second his brother in the UFC in Moscow
The champion of UFC in the easiest weight category the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov will second his cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov at the UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow. About Abubakar Nurmagomedov said in an interview with «Sport-Express».
«In my corner will Abdulmanap uncle, brother Habib and trainer Javier Mendez,» — said Abubakar Nurmagomedov.
The UFC 163 Fight Night will be held on Saturday, November 9, at the capital «CSKA Arena.» For Abubakar Nurmagomedov fight against the German David Zawada for the Welterweight title will debut in the UFC.
According to Zawada, the debut Abubakar Nurmagomedov at UFC contributed to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Future rivals are the same age, both 29 years old.
«Of course, Abubakar talented. But I think that a significant role in his debut in the UFC played Habib, whose name is very significant in Russia and around the world. But aboubakar has earned this chance and I am glad to be his first opponent in the League», — quotes Zavada «RIA Novosti».
The UFC 163 Fight Night will be the third in the history of the promotion on the territory of Russia. The first was held in the fall of 2018 at the Olympics. In April 2019, the UFC held a competition in the St. Petersburg sports complex «Yubileiny».