Photo: Khabib’s cousin ‘impressed’ Dana White on UFC debut

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Umar Nurmagomedov made his UFC debut in Wednesday’s Fight Night Prelims against Bantamweight fighter Sergey Morozov.

The 24 year old Dagestani fighter was a huge favourite going into the fight having a professional record of 12-0 before making his UFC debut.

He showed off good striking prowess before taking down Morozov in the second round and executing a rear naked choke to finish the match by submission.

This is the same move his veteran cousin used on Dustin Poirier.

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov choke Dustin Poirier into submission at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi - Esquire Middle East

The MMA legend must have shown his young cousin some tips before entering the octagon.

Pictures courtesy of UFC Europe

In a social media post after the fight, Umar is seen with UFC president Dana White with the caption “Impressed the boss on Day One”.

If Umar is anything like his cousin Khabib then he’s set to make Dana a lot of money with a very long future possibly ahead for the 24 year old Dagestani fighter.


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