Umar Nurmagomedov continuing to show greatness by pacing the first round but finishing Raoni Barcelos in the last minute. Kick to the body than left hook to the chin lead to deadly KO.
Making easy work of a tough All-Around fighter, Time for Umar to earn top 15 Bantamweights and climb up Bantamweight division in 2023. Umar “barely” hurt in his last fight, Asking for fight in March. Ready for anything.Dana White agreed for fast turn around.
“No I don’t want to fight [Ricky Simon]. I have different name and it will be on March 4th I hope… [I will fight] Anyone on March 4th. But not [Simon]… I will be nice if I fight four times, three or four times this year.” Umar Nurmagomedov Sportskeeda.com
“He’s leaving for a week and coming back, He told us he’s ready for anything. We’ll probably turn him around quick. When guys want to turn around quick I love that it’s just about finding the right opponent.” Dana White
2023 or 2024 UFC Bantamweight Champion
UFC 285 headliner is Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane, Umar Nurmagomedov can be slotted on the Main Card or featuring prelim. Fighting Pedro Munhoz, Chris Gutierrez, Song Yadong are best matchups at this point for Umar. Standout wins can lead to Shelby or Maynard earn top matchups.
Right game plan in place fight top 15 fighter, Top FIVE Bantamweight #1 contender fight like Cory Sandhagen, Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling than fight the Bantamweight Champion.
Umar easily one of the most talented Bantamweights in the division, Many fighters, Coaches, Important people in the MMA world believe this man will become UFC Bantamweight Champion.
“Man, this kid is special.’ This kid has a certain feel to just the fight game. He’s a better competitor than he is a fighter but he’s a hell of a fighter. I think we may be looking at the future Bantamweight champion of the world. I don’t say the because he’s Khabib’s cousin, I tell you that because this kid is the real deal.” Henry Cejudo on Triple C & Schmo Show
“I expect him to be fighting for a title, and I believe we’re seeing a new champion, 100 percent,” Javier Mendez MMAJunkie Video Interview
Most importantly the fighter must truly believe he can become Bantamweight Champion, Khabib’s confidence rubbed off on Umar with the strong champion mindset the undefeated Bantamweight fight has.
“I think 2024, I will be champion. For sure. I will be champion.” Umar Nurmagomedov cagesidepress.com
Looking forward to watching Umar Nurmagomedov fight in 2023 and rise to the top of division. One of the most talented fighters in the UFC roster who continues to show his world class talents.