Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Cousin Usman Nurmagomedov Remains Undefeated With a First-Round Submission Win at Bellator 269

Published 10/23/2021, 5:53 PM EDT


Usman Nurmagomedov put on a dominant performance against Patrik Pietilla at Bellator 269 and continued his undefeated streak.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s cousin, Usman, wasted no time and made quick work of his opponent. He took him to the ground early and mauled him before landing in a rear-naked choke, which lead to Pietilla’s submission. The win takes Nurmagomedov to a 14-0 record in his career, and he’s hoping to fight a top 10 opponent in his next fight.

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After the win, in the post-fight interview, he said, “I wish I could have had from the top 10 to put on a real performance. I’m asking Bellator to give me someone from the top 10 cause the amount of haters are increasing.”

Usman was the favorite coming into the fight and displayed that he was the superior fighter right from the get-go. It took him no time to take the fighter from Finland down to the mat and from there; the end was near. He showed his grappling skills before getting the submission win.

People were quick to get on Twitter to share their thoughts about the fight. Most were in awe of Nurmagomedov’s skills as a fighter and some even called him the most well-rounded fighter in MMA today.

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Twitter erupts after Usman Nurmagomedov wins

The MMA community reacted positively to the Russian fighter’s win. He won the fight in the very first round via a rare-naked choke and the fans shared their views.

Brian Campbell expects Nurmagomedov to become a champion soon. He said, “Usman Nurmagomedov is going to be wearing a Bellator title very soon.”

Nick Baldwin went as far as calling him the future GOAT of MMA.

The praises kept coming in for the lightweight fighter.

Nolan King believes that he should get a Top 10 or Top 15 fighters and says Nurmagomedov is going to maul everyone.

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It’s fair to say that Nurmagomedov has impressed the MMA community with his performance. But it will be interesting to see if he gets his demand of fighting a top 10 opponent next.

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What did you make of his performance? What according to you is next for Nurmagomedov? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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