Said Nurmagomedov is nowhere close to being related to Khabib Nurmagomedov but his performance at UFC 270 against Cody Stamann may make you confused about the same. The quickest win in his career and one of the fastest in the bantamweight history, 15-2 Said choked the very tough Stamann in under a minute of the opening round of the fight via guillotine choke.
Said is now 4-1 in the UFC with 3 wins via finishes. The Akhmat Fight Team protege coming out of Makhachkala, Russia is seemingly the biggest unranked promising bantamweight as of now in the world’s biggest MMA promotion. The main card is taking place today in Anaheim, California which is headlined by a title unification match between undisputed champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane. For the record, both the fighters are former teammates as well.
Said Nurmagomedov puts on a quick work off Cody Stamann at UFC 270
Watch how Said baffles Stamann with his incredible striking after which the duo of the fight suddenly start to scramble, leading to the dangerous Said to get hold of Stamann’s neck and finally go for the choke.
When do you see Nurmagomedov breaking into the UFC bantamweight rankings? The Russians are just another level in MMA and Said is just another huge example of it. Who do you think is next for him?