Umar Nurmagomedov, cousin of the champion of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) Khabib Nurmagomedov, will debut in the organization in July. This was announced to TASS by the manager of the athlete Rizvan Magomedov.
The functionary noted that the duel with the participation of the Russian will be held on the “fighting island” in Abu Dhabi. The manager did not provide other details, including the name of the opponent.
In late January, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced that his brother Umar had joined the UFC. He was supposed to make his debut in promotion at UFC 249. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the event was postponed indefinitely and ended on May 9th.
24-year-old Umar Nurmagomedov is training under the guidance of American coach Javier Mendes. On his account 12 victories and not a single defeat.
The Fight Island, which will host a series of UFC tournaments, is the artificial island of Yas, located near the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The area of the island, built in 2009 for $ 36 billion, is 25 square kilometers.