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.