Bellator 292 Preview: Usman Nurmagomedov Looks to Extend Dominance

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Sports Illustrated

By Justin Barrasso The 24-year-old makes his first title defense Friday night in the main event. The name Nurmagomedov commands respect. Khabib Nurmagomedov won all 29 of his fights en route to becoming one of the sport’s most dominating figures. His father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, left behind a legacy of his own as a coach, training no less than 18 fighters that went on to become world champions. Usman Nurmagomedov is the latest member of the family setting new standards of greatness. The undefeated Nurmagomedov is the reigning Bellator lightweight champion, and he makes his first title defe…

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