Archive: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Jan 13, 2014 6:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Dana & the UFC Are Full Of Sh!t’

UFC President Dana White hit Twitter this past Saturday claiming that “Nobody wants to fight Khabib”. Khabib Nurmagomedov is 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated in his professional MMA career. Khabib was set to face former Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez originally. That was until Melendez pulled out of the bout. Then a fan suggested Melendez’s...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Shields Says Melendez Uninjured, Wants Nurmagomedov When Time Right

Despite turning down a proposed match-up with rising lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Gilbert Melendez still wants the fight, according to training partner Jake Shields. The confusion began when UFC President Dana White announced that the fight would take place at UFC 170, despite it not yet being signed. Rumors began to fly that...

Jan 13, 2014 5:25 am

Dana White: ‘Nate Diaz Turned Down Fight With Khabib’

With the bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez cancelled, there doesn’t seem to be many that are willing to take on the undefeated Nurmagomedov. Even the usually game, Nate Diaz, turned down the opportunity to fight “The Eagle”. @EDLEZGIN @TeamKhabib Nate turned the fight down — Dana White (@danawhite) January 11, 2014 Nurmagomedov made...

Jan 9, 2014 8:45 am

QUICK TWITT | Nurmagomedov Wants To Know Where His Opponent is

During last month’s UFC 168 post-fight presser it was revealed that the UFC was planning a lightweight tilt between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez. They even had the poster drafted. Unfortunately for fight fans this grudge match in the making was called off for reasons unknown and that concerns the Russian. Check it: Who know...


Jan 3, 2014 2:38 pm

UFC 170 Bout Between Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Not Happening

The idea of a bout between lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 170 has officially been scrapped. Gilbert Melendez was the first to throw out the challenge after his victory against Diego Sanchez. Not only did Nurmagomedov agree, but he kept lobbying for the fight days after Melendez first mentioned it. Reports started...

Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am

Dana White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov is Not Confirmed Yet

  Despite reports of a confirmed fight between lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that the fight is not a done deal as of yet. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though reports have circulated for a week now that Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov...

Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reported for UFC 170

Both coming off unanimous-decision victories in their last bouts, lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (above) and Khabib Nurmagomedov have reportedly agreed to face one another at UFC 170, which takes place in February.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters Khabib Numagomedov and Gilbert Melendez are set to face one another at UFC 170 this February,...

Dec 19, 2013 8:43 am

A Confused Rafael Dos Anjos Accepted Fight With Wrong Russian

Lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos knew he was fighting a Russian at UFC 170, but he may have gotten them mixed up. In a recent interview with Globo, Dos Anjos thought he was set to fight rising Russian contender Khabib Nurmagomedov in February. Instead, he’s actually fighting prospect Rustam Khabilov, much to his chagrin. The confusion,...

Oct 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Pat Healy vs. Jamie Varner set for UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s already stacked ‘UFC on FOX 9’ card. Pat “Bam Bam” Healy was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC 165 event, where he suffered a...

Sep 21, 2013 7:39 pm

UFC 165 Results: Nurmagomedov Grinds Out Decision Victory Over Healy

In a fight that went the distance, Khabib Nurmagomedov took to the ground and tired out Pat Healy en route to a decision victory. Nurmagomedov picked his shots in the first couple rounds and ended them with impressive takedowns. In the third round, Nurmagomedov picked up an exhausted Healy, carried him across the cage and...

Jul 22, 2013 8:07 am

Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Slated for Lightweight Scrap at UFC 165 in Toronto

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC has added and exciting bout to its upcoming event in Toronto as lightweights Pat Healy (29-16) and undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0) are slated to meet on September 21st at UFC 165.  The news was made official by the UFC today as they confirmed the booking between the two brawling lightweights....

Jun 5, 2013 10:47 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Welcome BJ Penn Back to Lightweight

It didn’t take long for prospective challengers to line-up in the hopes of facing a returning legend. Amidst reports that former UFC Welterweight and Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn may not yet be ready to close the book on his storied career in mixed martial arts, a new challenge presented itself in the form...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Jan 19, 2013 2:19 pm

UFC on FX 7: Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort Main Card Predictions

  The UFC is back in Brazil tonight with an 11 card event featuring a middleweight match-up of Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort as the main event. One fight will stream live on Facebook, Fuel TV will broadcast six preliminary bouts and FX will host the main portion of the card. To be honest while...

Jan 18, 2013 9:55 am

UFC on FX 7 Main Card Predictions by Chris Taylor | UFC News

Event: UFC on FX 7 – Belfort vs. Bisping Date: January 19, 2013 Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Venue: Ibirapuera Gymnasium Broadcast: FX, FUEL TV, Facebook My predictions for the four main card fights are as follows: Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort The main event of the evening should result in an incredible fight. That said,...