Abubakar Nurmagomedov

Russia

Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 5/19/2020
Draws medical suspension
WelterweightUFC
Out
November 19, 2019
Nurmagomedov has been given a six-month medical suspension following his loss via sumbission to David Zawada at UFC Fight Night in Moscow, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.USAToday.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov did not make it past Round 1 of his UFC debut. He actually entered the night as one of the biggest betting favorites on the card, so his loss and the subsequent medical suspension is certainly not an ideal situation for him. He could ultimately be cleared to return earlier if a physician gives him the go-ahead following an x-ray on his left elbow.
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Submitted in UFC debut
WelterweightUFC
Out
November 9, 2019
Nurmagomedov lost to David Zawada via submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Moscow, Russia.
ANALYSIS
What a disaster. Making his UFC debut and entering as one of the biggest favorites on the card at -265, Nurmagomedov didn't even last three minutes. He looked fine prior to the stoppage as he scored an easy takedown and appeared to be comfortable on the mat, but Nurmagomedov supplied Zawada with an opening to clamp on the Triangle Choke and the later took full advantage. Abubakar was probably bit overrated from the start because his brother, Khabib, is the undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion and arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Nurmagomedov's recent performances in both the PFL and now the UFC suggest there isn't a heck of a lot to see here. The company will certainly give him a chance to rebound his next time out.
Added to Moscow card
WelterweightUFC
Out
August 29, 2019
Nurmagomedov (hand) has been booked to take on David Zawada at UFC Moscow on November 9, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov was originally booked to compete in UFC 242 next week but a hand injury ultimately forced him to de-commit. Now, he'll be back in action by the time November rolls around and make his UFC debut in Moscow. Nurmagomedov recently had his one-year suspension for his actions in a post-fight brawl at UFC 229 reduced by 35 days, making him eligible to take part in the November fight.
Will miss UFC 242
WelterweightUFC
Out
June 23, 2019
Nurmagomedov won't compete in UFC 242 due to a hand injury, Denis Geyko of RT Sports News reports.
ANALYSIS
Nurmagomedov was looking to make his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi on September 7, and it appeared the reduced suspension would have let him, but this sudden hand injury will seemingly keep him sidelined. The 29-year-old is expected to perform at the next UFC event in Russia, which would likely be in Moscow in November.
Has suspension reduced
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 22, 2019
Nurmagomedov had his one-year suspension reduced by 35 days, Marc Raimondi of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Zubaira Tukhugov, who, like Nurmagomedov, is a teammate of Khabib Nurmagomedov, got the same reduction. The decision helps pieces fall in place for Khabib to defend his lightweight title against interim champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on September 7, as Khabib stated that he would not take part in a fight until his teammates were no longer suspended. The reduced sentence means Nurmagomedov will be cleared by the start of September.
Suspended one year
WelterweightUFC
Out
January 29, 2019
Nurmagomedov was suspended for a year and fined $25,000 Tuesday for his actions during the post-fight brawl at UFC 229, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Teammate Zubaira Tukhugov is facing the same punishment. The pair will be eligible to return on Oct. 6. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov received larger fines but will be eligible to return on April 6.