The Best Russian UFC Fighter | Simply Explained

Russian fighters have been a dominant force in the UFC for decades. In this page, we will go over the best Russian UFC fighter.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nurmagomedov is widely known as the best Russian MMA fighter of all time. He retired with an undefeated 29-0 record after defeating Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke.

Khabib is one of the most interesting cases of all time due to his unstoppable grappling prowess. As Mixed Martial Arts has evolved, so have the fighters, which naturally weeded out fighters who were very good at one martial art, but not so well rounded with the other martial arts.

Khabib's background as a 2 time Combat Sambo World Champion has allowed him to use his chain wrestling to overwhelm his opponents.

Essentially when Khabib was able to take down his opponents, they were never able to get back up during his MMA run.

Khabib effortlessly starched elite MMA fighters such as Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier.

He would shockingly retire in his prime after the death of his father and would retire at the #1 pound for pound fighter in the UFC rankings.

Khabib would only lose 2 rounds in his entire career.

Although Khabib would have a tremendous career, he has done impressive things outside of the cage as well.

When he was a kid, Khabib would wrestle a bear, and fans would point back to this years later when he would maul his opponents. Many fans would point out, if Khabib was wrestling bears as a kid, his opponents would be extremely easy.

Khabib Nurmagomedov would retire with a 29-0 record, 8 wins via knockout, 11 wins by submission, and 10 wins via decision.

He is consistently brought up in the conversation of the greatest fighters of all time, and although his longevity doesn't stack up to names such as George St-Pierre and Jon Jones.. His pure dominance during his MMA run is unprecedented.