WATCH: ‘Mini Khabib’ Hasbulla Magomedov Showcases His Grappling Prowess with a Near-Perfect Armbar

Published 12/27/2021, 8:23 AM EST


Social media sensation Hasbulla Magomedov continues to steal hearts despite rising to stardom quite a while ago. Usually, influencers and content creators tend to fade into obscurity once their fifteen minutes of fame is done. However, Hasbulla Magomedov, who is also known as ‘Mini Khabib’ is as relevant today as he ever was.

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Recently, a video is doing the rounds on social media wherein Hasbulla Magomedov can be seen brushing up on his jiu-jitsu skills. The 18-year-old viral star locked up an armbar with near perfection until he gives up the position in place of leg strikes. The heartwarming video perfectly encapsulates why the MMA fanbase loves him.

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Hasbulla Magomedov’s star-studded appearance at UFC 267

Hasbulla truly made his presence known in the MMA community when he stopped by UFC 267 to watch the fight cage side. Chiefly, Islam Makhachev was performing at the Abu Dhabi-based PPV event and Khabib Nurmagomedov would be in attendance. This served as a perfect opportunity for ‘Mini Khabib’ to interact with ‘The Eagle’ in person.

Moreover, Hasbulla Magomedov also had some personal interactions with UFC President Dana White before the event. The long-time boss of the UFC personally invited Hasbulla Magomedov to make an appearance at the event. This interaction caught a lot of steam and is just another reason the event was more hyped up.

Some other notable interactions included his run-in with two-division UFC champion and commentator, Daniel Cormier. Hasbulla Magomedov managed to sneak in a quick punch which DC never saw coming. In fact, Hasbulla is known for such hilarious moves and Cormier went on to say that he should have expected it.

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The highlight of the night would certainly have to be when Khabib Nurmagomedov hoisted Hasbulla over his shoulder. Following Makhachev’s dominant win over Dan Hooker, a celebration was certainly in order.

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Hasbulla Magomedov was extremely jovial in the corner and was visibly happy to see Makhachev come out on top. Hasbulla’s presence served to build up UFC 267 and will go down as a flagship event that took place in Abu Dhabi.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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