Undefeated Russian prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed a six-fight deal to compete in the UFC’s lightweight division.
The signing comes courtesy of Nurmagomedov’s management team at MVC Sports Management, who confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
At 23-years of age, Nurmagomedov is already 16-0 as a professional MMA fighter, while also becoming a 3-time Russian Combat Sambo champion.
In his young career, Nurmagomedov has defeated world Muay Thai champion Shahbulat Shamhalaev, as well as Russian grappler Oleg Bagov.
Nurmagomedov recently signed on with Mike Constantino, the head of MVC Sports Management as well as the lead trainer at AMA Fight Club, where fighters like Jim Miller, Dan Miller and Charlie Brenneman train as well. The team has added several European imports lately including Adlan Amagov, who fights in Strikeforce Challengers this Friday as well.
Nurmagomedov will travel to New Jersey to work with the team as well as he gets ready for his UFC debut, where he will compete in the lightweight division.
No date has been set yet for his Octagon debut. MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Nurmagomedov’s first fight when it becomes available.