We are almost a week away from the return to the Octagon of the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.
After an absence of nearly 11 months, the Russian will face interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in an attempt to unify the division.
Nurmagomedov has not fought since UFC 229, where he dispatched of his nemesis Conor McGregor, but his post-fight actions saw him get banned from the sport for nine months after he hopped the cage and brawled with Dillon Danis, a member of McGregor's team.
Things would take an even uglier turn in the ring though, as two of Khabib's team, Zubaira Tukhugov and Asadulla Emiragaev, jumped McGregor inside the cage with his back turned.
Before that though, McGregor had an altercation with the cousin of Khabib, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, as they were both on top of the Octagon.
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Abubakar was a cornerman that night for 'The Eagle', but he's now turning his hand to actually competing under the UFC banner.
It's been announced today that Abubakar will make his UFC debut on the November 9 Fight Night card in Moscow, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
He will be taking on David Zawada, a German fighter who has a 16-5 record in MMA.
Abubakar has proven in previous promotions that he's not one to be taken lightly, scoring a big win over John Howard who has fought the likes of Matt Brown and Thiago Alves in the UFC.
But one thing Abubakar isn't like his cousin is undefeated.
The 'Dagestani Gangster' has 15 wins to his name but also two defeats - his last fight in October 2018 was a draw to a man who's had his fair share of UFC fights in Bojan 'Serbian Steel' Velickovic.
There will be much anticipation in seeing him inside the Octagon and with his debut fight being in his home country, Abubakar is bound to get a big reception and much publicity.
He fights at welterweight, but who knows if Abubakar wins a few fights in a row, Conor McGregor may want to step up a weight class and take a shot at Khabib's cousin himself inside of the cage, instead of on top of it!News Now - Sport News