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Has Khabib Nurmagomedov ever lost a round in the UFC or in his MMA career?

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is unbeaten in his MMA career (Credit: Getty)

Khabib Nurmagomedov is undefeated in his MMA career but has he lost a round in the UFC?

Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov has been at the top of his game and is unbeaten in his MMA career.

The 31-year-old has been in the MMA circuit for more than a decade as his first fight was in 2008.

The Russian is also known for fighting bears during his childhood, and that seems to have helped him in the Octagon.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is preparing hard for his fight against Tony Ferguson (Image credit: Getty)

Khabib made his UFC debut in 2012 against Kamal Shalorus. The Russian picked up the win in the third round via submission and has been undefeated in his 28 fights till date.

Khabib has faced some top stars such as Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. The Russian has dominated the UFC circuit and has, incredibly, lost just two rounds in the promotion.

The first one came in his fight against McGregor at UFC 229 as the Irishman was given the third round.

Khabib dominated the first two rounds and won the fight in the fourth via submission. Many fans suggested that McGregor didn’t do much damage in the third round and only edged out the Russian due to some blows.

The second round that Khabib lost was at UFC 254 against Justin Gaethje. Two judges gave Gaethje the first round but it didn’t matter in the end.

Khabib was able to get the win via a triangle choke and Gaethje was unconcious before the referee stopped the fight.

The Russian was emotional right after the fight and started crying in the Octagon. He then shocked the UFC world by confirming that he retired from the promotion with a 29-0 record, and this was a promise he made to his mother.

Has Khabib lost a round in another promotion?

Damon Martin, the MMA expert added that this was Khabib’s first-ever round loss in the Octagon, which is incredible.

According to another source, Khabib has fought in 52.3 rounds in his career, from which he has received just one round loss.

He hasn’t lost any rounds in his previous promotions, which is incredible.

The 31-year-old has picked up 11 submission wins and eight knockout wins in his career too, which highlights that he completes his matches quickly.

From the 19 matches he has finished, 10 of those wins have come in the first round itself.

Khabib next fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed that he retired from the UFC after UFC 254. The Russian ended his career undefeated with an MMA record of 29 wins and no losses.

Khabib was emotional after the win as this was his first fight without his father, Abdulmanap. The Russian’s father passed away battling Covid-19 and Khabib claimed that he promised his mother this would be his last fight.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

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