Khabib’s cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov to make UFC debut in Moscow

PFL veteran Abubakar Nurmagomedov – cousin of Khabib – will make his long-awaited UFC debut at UFC Moscow on 9 November [via Brett Okamoto].

29-year-old Nurmagomedov will face Germany’s David Zawada in a welterweight clash according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz.

Nurmagomedov’s promotional debut has been a long time coming. The Dagestani combat sambo practitioner has been signed to the UFC roster since April.

He reached the Professional Fighters League semi-finals in 2018, before withdrawing with a hand injury.

Nurmagomedov boasts a record of 6-1-1 from his time at WSOF/PFL, 15-2-1 in total.

Former KSW staple Zawada will be seeking his first win inside the Octagon against Nurmagomedov.

UFC Moscow, otherwise known as UFC Fight Night 263, is set to take place at Moscow’s CSKA Arena on 9 November.