VIDEO:- Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Cousin Umar Nurmagomedov Secures a Dominant First-Round Submission Win at UFC 272

Published 03/05/2022, 8:20 PM EST

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Rising Dagestani prospect Umar Nurmagomedov secured a magnificent submission over Brian Kelleher at UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal. This saw him extend his unbeaten streak to 14.

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The Dagestani last won against Sergey Morozov at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny on January 20th in a bantamweight setting. However, featherweight did not prove to be an issue for the 26-year-old.

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The fight started with Umar Nurmagomedov landing an impressive flurry of front kicks. Meanwhile, Kelleher, who was wary of Umar’s takedown threats, did his best to defend these attempts.

Eventually, Kelleher’s resistance ended as Nurmagomedov demonstrated his superior grappling skills and finally took the fight to the mat.

In the fourth minute of the final early prelim bout, Khabib’s protégé took hold of Kelleher’s back and secured a rear-naked choke to end Kelleher’s two-fight win streak. ‘Boom’, currently 24-13, had beaten Domingo Pilarte and Kevin Croom in his last two appearances.

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Given the quick finish, Umar seemed keen to make a quick turnaround. In his post-fight speech with Joe Rogan, he called upon anyone who was willing to step up with him on short notice.

How does Umar Nurmagomedov compare to Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Although Umar Nurmagomedov has just fought in his second UFC bout, he has surely succeeded in putting respect to his name with two back-to-back finishes. His cousin, Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov, was also present in his corner and was brought to his feet.

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This UFC 272 win has taken the Dagestani fighter’s MMA record to 14-0 (2-0 in the UFC).

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Umar Nurmagomedov was originally supposed to face another undefeated prospect in English fighter Jack Shore. However, the match fell out and Umar Nurmagomedov received Brian Kelleher as his new opponent.

Now, it remains to be seen, whom the UFC will pit against Umar Nurmagomedov in his next fight.

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