Abubakar Nurmagomedov, cousin of UFC lightweight champion Habib Nurmagomedov, made his debut in the Octagon earlier today (Saturday, November 9, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 163 live on ESPN + at CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia , when the Dagestan Gangster was submitted via a triangular throttle from the first round by German veteran David Zavada.
In a typical Nurmagomedov fashion, Abubakar secured an early removal against Zavada and started working. Out of nowhere, Zavada threw a stern attempt at a weapon that plagued the Russian in distress. Nurmagomedov's quick defense, followed by a transition from Zavada, made the triangle even more stifling. Zavada pulled as hard as he could, and Nurmagomedov was forced to push.
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With this performance, Zavada bounced back-to-back losses to begin his UFC Career to take one of the most talked about middleweight fighters out of the promotion. This gain won't start Zawada too far up the 1
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