Khabib Nurmagomedov

Birth Name: Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov

Place of Birth: Sildi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: September 20, 1988

Ethnicity: Avar Dagestani

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian professional mixed martial arts fighter. He is of Avar heritage. The Avars are a North-Eastern Caucasian ethnicity, and one of the prominent ethnic groups in the Russian Republic of Dagestan. Khabib is a devout Muslim.

Nurmagomedov trained extensively in wrestling and sambo from an early age. His home country of Dagestan has produced a disproportionate number of Olympic gold medalists in the sport of wrestling.

Khabib is married, and has two children.


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