Usman Nurmagomedov will return to the Octagon in the main card of Bellator 263 in his second appearance for the American promotion. Brother to UFC fighter Umar Nurmagomedov, and cousin of former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov is one of the most stylish fighters emerging out of Dagestan.
Usman Nurmagomedov will take on Manny Muro in the main card of Bellator 263 which will be headlined by Bellator’s featherweight champion Patricio Freire vs. AJ McKee in a highly anticipated and much-awaited showdown. Usman Nurmagomedov (12-0) will look to maintain his undefeated streak as he takes on the 34-year old Manny Muro. Usman competes in the lightweight division and boasts of an incredible ground game just like his fellow teammates.
Usman Nurmagomedov’s MMA career so far
Usman Nurmagomedov remains undefeated in his mixed martial arts career, with 12 straight wins to his name. He made his Bellator debut earlier this year in January with a unanimous decision victory over Mike Hamel back at Bellator 255.
Nurmagomedov has shown incredible improvement in his last few fights, and under the tutelage of MMA great like Khabib Nurmagomedov, the future looks bright for the Dagestani fighter.
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Usman Nurmagomedov also trains out of American Kickboxing Academy. Usman is younger than his brother Umar Nurmagomedov, who competes in the UFC Octagon and made a successful UFC debut in January this year with a submission win over Sergey Morozov at UFC Fight Night.
Usman has a tough challenge ahead of him in the form of Manny Muro, who is currently riding on a three-fight win streak. At 34-years of age, Muro is an MMA veteran who has time and again shown his credibility both as a seasoned grappler and a proficient striker. Needless to say, it will be a tough challenge for the rising Dagestani fighter.
Bellator 263 goes down on 31st July and will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Fighters like Brent Primus and Emmanuel Sanchez also make their Bellator return on the same card, in what is expected to be a fun night for fight fans around the world.