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WATCH: Khabib Nurmagomedov & His 10-Year Younger Brother “Smashing” Their Opponents the Exact Same Way

Published 12/28/2022, 9:25 AM EST

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and his brother, Usman Nurmagomedov, conquered the world of mixed martial arts with their superior and impressive fighting skills. While the ‘Eagle’ dominated the cage in UFC, his brother conquered Bellator MMA. Without a doubt, the brothers have a similar style of bashing their opponents on the ground. A recent post shared by Eagle FC showed the uncanny similarities between the two warriors.

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The former UFC lightweight champion retired with no losses to his name. With a career of 16-0, Eagle’s cousin has also remained undefeated in the cage. However, many MMA fans have wondered whether the Bellator fighter can surpass his cousin. Nonetheless, the likeness lies not only in the surname but also in fighting.


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Uncanny similarity in the way Khabib Nurmagomedov and his brother smash

Eagle FC recently posted a comparative video of the two brothers smashing their opponents on the ground. However, the similarities between the clips radiated nothing but eeriness. The video showed both the fighters in mount position, putting fist after fist toward their opponents. With the barrage of attacks, all the grounded men could seemingly do was put their hands over their heads.

The caption to the post read, “Khabib and brother Usman smashing opponents same way.” However, the brothers do not have similar choices in fighting. While the ‘Eagle’ has been deploying his excellent grappling skills to submit his opponents, his younger cousin has displayed better Muay Thai skills.


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Nonetheless, bringing the top fighters down, mounting them, and unleashing a barrage of fists and elbows is, in fact, something all fighters of Dagestani origin can do. With the record set by Khabib Nurmagomedov, it is time for the young one to follow.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rise as an MMA coach


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The former UFC champion has been on the rising curve even after his retirement from the UFC. The fighter indeed became a phenomenon in grappling. However, his name as a coach is feared all over the world. 

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With Islam Makhachev, ‘The Eagle’ has been claiming win after win. Furthermore, the coach made sure that his student became the world champion. However, the UFC is not the only arena he conquered. With Usman Nurmagomedov dominating in Bellator, the former fighter has earned respect in all stages of MMA. 


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Written by:

Krushna Prasad Pattnaik


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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.
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