Undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has become a fan-favorite during his octagon run, but it turns out his cousin might need to be on your radar, as well.
Just 22, Omar Nurmagomedov also owns a perfect career record five fights into his professional run, which has been contested entirely in his native Russia. On Thursday, Nurmagomedov (5-0) faces Brazil’s Shyudi Yamauchi (16-8), the cousin of Bellator featherweight Goiti Yamauchi, at Fight Nights Global 83 in Russia.
While the fights do not air live in the U.S., the promotion will post the bouts to its YouTube channel shortly after the conclusion of the event.
Ahead of that event, the promotion has put together a short sizzle reel featuring Nurmagomedov with some high-level trashtalk toward his opponent, who boasts of samurai blood. Told of his opponent’s claims that he would “rather die than lose the battle,” Nurmagomedov asks why Yamauchi is still alive following eight career defeats.
Check out the video above, courtesy of Fight Nights Global.view original article >>