Umar Nurmagomedov

Russia

Out
Injury Infection
Est. Return 11/1/2020
Debut called off again
BantamweightUFC
Out
October 18, 2020
Nurmagomedov will no longer take on Sergey Morozov at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, as he's come down with an illness as a result of a staph infection, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov is still battling a fever and won't be ready to cut weight -- let alone fight -- within a week. His UFC debut will now be delayed for a third time, as he had previously seen fights cancelled against Hunter Azure in April and Nathaniel Wood in July. Whether or not Morozov will remain part of the UFC 254 card is unclear.
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Slated to fight in October
BantamweightUFC
Out
August 17, 2020
Nurmagomedov will take on Sergey Morozov in a bantamweight matchup at the UFC event on October 24, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov was slated to fight Nathaniel Wood on July 25, but ultimately pulled out for an undisclosed reason. This will be his first fight with the promotion at a to be determined location.
No longer fighting July 25
BantamweightUFC
Out
July 9, 2020
Nurmagomedov will no longer be fighting July 25 against Nathaniel Wood due to undisclosed reasons, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov was signed by the UFC in January, but has now had multiple bookings called off -- one due to the pandemic and another due to reasons unknown. It's a tough break for the cousin of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, as Umar had been listed as a (-150) betting favorite for this matchup. In his stead, John Castenada will step in to face Wood.
Set to face Nathaniel Wood
BantamweightUFC
Out
June 12, 2020
Nurmagomedov will take on Nathaniel Wood in a bantamweight matchup at the UFC's event scheduled for July 25, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov was booked to make his debut with the promotion in April, but the event was canceled, so he'll make his debut against Wood instead. Nurmagomedov is entering the promotion with a 12-0 record. Wood's eight-fight winning streak ended in February when he lost to John Dodson via TKO (punches) at UFC Rio Rancho. Nurmagomedov carries a slight advantage in height.
Books first UFC fight
BantamweightUFC
Out
February 28, 2020
Nurmagomedov will face Hunter Azure at UFC 249 in Brooklyn on April 18, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This marks the UFC debut for the younger cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Umar certainly deserved his spot under the UFC banner, though, as he enters the promotion with a 12-0 record so far as a professional.
Joins UFC
BantamweightUFC
Out
February 27, 2020
Nurmagomedov signed with the UFC on Thursday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 24-year-old bantamweight boasts an undefeated PFL record across five professional fights, and he'll now look to keep up his momentum in the UFC. The details surrounding his promotional debut, including a date or opponent, remain undisclosed. The younger cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, his most recent bout came in the form of a PFL win over Brian Gonzalez last November.