Khabib Nurmagomedov said UFC fighter Ankalaev deserved a fight for the championship belt
Former champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Instagram spoke about the performances of compatriot Magomed Ankalaev.
“Like no one else deserved to fight for [чемпионский] belt, ”said the athlete, attaching a video with a 29-year-old Russian fighter after defeating Brazilian Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 203.
UFC Fight Night 203 took place on the night of March 12-13 Moscow time. The duel between Ankalaev and Santos became the main event of the evening. The Russian won by unanimous decision. He called the opponent a high-class fighter and a serious opponent, emphasizing that he is especially dangerous in the opening round.
Now Ankalaev has 17 victories and one defeat in mixed martial arts. The 38-year-old Santos has 22 wins and 10 losses.
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