Undefeated light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov could by no means compete once more, however the combating household’s dominant nature was on full show on Wednesday.
Umar Nurmagomedov (13-0, 1 KO, 6 submissions) made his Final Combating Championship debut on Wednesday on the Battle Island 8 preliminary card, instantly giving the large stage viewers a flashback to his retired cousin Khabib.
Umar put opponent Sergey Morozov to sleep after 3:39 of the second spherical together with his favoured end, the rear bare choke. His authorative combat type, smothering submission victory and fast verify on his opponent’s wellbeing after the referee known as a halt to proceedings reminded lots of the 29-0 UFC light-weight champion, who lately admitted he’s not sure whether or not he’ll return for one ultimate combat contained in the Octagon.
The similarities had been obvious to each combat fan watching the prelims, because the UFC might have a future star on their fingers.
Khabib was in attendance for his cousin’s massive night time as a part of his workforce outdoors the cage and within the altering rooms. He even took the mic to congratulate his household after the competition.
The Battle Island card is headlined by Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny at welterweight.