Russian Internet Sensation Hasbulla Magomedov to Attend UFC 267

Published 10/26/2021, 2:41 PM EDT


Islam Makhachev will fight in the upcoming UFC 267 on Fight Island. This is one of the most awaited fights and all eyes will be on him. Or so we thought! According to reporter Danny Segura’s tweet, Hasbulla Magomedov will attend the event. 

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The TikTok star’s attendance at the event will not only boost Makhachev’s spirit but also attract many MMA fans. His close friendship with Khabib, of course, means that he will support Islam Makhachev.

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Hasbulla Magomedov is also known as ‘Mini Khabib’ and is an internet sensation. The 18-year-old Russian has a condition known as Growth Hormone Deficiency. He became famous in the MMA world because of his videos, where he calls out people. He has called out fighters like Conor McGregor and Henry Cejudo. Hasbulla’s rivalry with Abdu Rozik is also well-known.

At UFC 267, Rafael Fiziev called out Hasbulla. This was perhaps the first time a UFC fighter has openly engaged with the Russian star.

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His previous video of reenacting Khabib’s weigh-in hit millions of views. The video comprised a pre-fight video between him and Rozik. However, the fight did not materialize because of sponsorship issues.

This may seem like an unusual fight. Considering his popularity, the fight between the two might actually happen sometime in the future, as they have found a sponsor. While the sponsor is not known, this is a fight that many fans would want to watch.

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Speaking about Hasbulla’s viral video, Joe Rogan said, “It’s incredible how quickly they’ve elevated this guys platform so quickly. It’s like that one little video caught fire, and it wasn’t that long ago, and then all of a sudden there’s this massive push behind him and I see him everywhere. Every time I open up Instagram I see a little video of him.”

If Hasbulla versus Rozik does happen, spending time around excellent fighters might help Hasbulla. It would be great to see him support his friend Makhachev at UFC 267. The event happens on October 30 and Makhachev will fight Dan Hooker

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Who do you think will win this fierce fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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