“Laura Sanko Entered the Chat” – After Islam Makhachev, Shavkat Rakhmonov Sports Bald Look and Sends UFC World Into a Meltdown

Published 04/18/2023, 2:00 PM EDT

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The surging Welterweight, Shavkat Rakhmonov, has turned a lot of heads towards him. The Kazakhstan fighter has remained undefeated to date with a record of 17 victories and zero losses. Recently, the 28-year-old has shared pictures from his pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. In the pictures he was seen with his dear ones while in hajj. As per the religious beliefs of Islam, Hajj is the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Muslims believe that human beings should visit Mecca at least once in their lifetime.

Rakhmonov made sure that he fulfilled one of the fundamental Muslim practice by visiting Mecca. The social media posts of the UFC Welterweight show that he was elated with the experience. ‘Nomad’ also shared a picture of himself being bald. After Hajj, men go bald as part of the Islamic faith. The picture found its way to Reddit, and fans can’t keep calm after coming across the bald Rakhmonov.

Fans react to the bald look of Rakhmonov


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Rakhmonov shared a picture of his bald self after going to Hajj. Check out how fans reacted to the photo.

You’ve seen bald Islam now get ready for bald Shavkat
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One of the fans called the Nomad, the Russian version of UFC legend Chael Sonnen.

“Russian Chael lol”

Another fan gave more focus to the “other man” in the photo.

“Bro the other man looks like a wise lion wtf”

One fan feels that Rakhmonov shares a resemblance with the Japanese professional wrestler, Kazushi Sakuraba.

“I always thought he looked like a young Sakuraba.”

Another fan complemented Nomad for looking great after being bald.

“He pulls it off quite well most guys really cant”

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One of the fans commented how bald Islam Makhachev haunted him in sleep.

“Bald Islam makachovski is haunting me in my sleep”

One of the netizens called Rakhmonov “new mythical fighter”.

“He looks even more badass! New Mythical fighter unlocked…”


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There were rumors spreading that the UFC commentator, Laura Sanko, has a crush on ‘Nomad’. In light of that, one of the fans commented,

“Laura Sanko entered the chat.”

The Journey of ‘Nomad’ in UFC


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Before stepping foot in the UFC, Rakhmonov was a former M-1 Global Welterweight Champion. In the UFC, he is currently ranked sixth in his division. Rakhmonov’s first UFC match was in 2020 at UFC 254 against Alex Oliveira. He achieved a glorious victory via guillotine choke in the very first round. Ever since that, he has won every single fight in the world’s biggest MMA promotion. Nomad’s last bout was against Geoff Neal at UFC 285. He won the bout in the third round via submission.

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