New Signing: Saygid Izagakhmaev Pens Deal With ONE Championship

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ONE Championship has just added a dangerous Dagestani finisher to its roster.

Undefeated former UFC Lightweight World Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s training partner and friend, Saygid Izagakhmaev, signed with ONE Championship this week.

Nurmagomedov broke the news on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, thanking ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong in the process.

Whether or not Sityodtong’s response means that Izagakhmaev will be competing soon remains to be seen, for now.

Izagakhmaev has a 19-2 professional mixed martial arts record, with 12 submissions and two knockouts.

The 27-year-old has spent the last nine years fighting throughout Europe and Russia, and most recently, has been competing at welterweight.

ONE’s welterweight division is steeped in talent and would provide a warm welcome to the new signee.

The current ONE Welterweight World Champion Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov is 23-4. He won the belt by defeating former titleholder Zebastian Kadestam and then defended it against James Nakashima.

Izagakhmaev will have to first prove himself in the organization before competing against the division’s top-ranked talent, but a debut against someone like Agilan “Alligator” Thani could be interesting.

Stay tuned to for more news around Izagakhmaev’s signing.

In the meantime, catch all the action at ONE: FIRST STRIKE on the ONE Super App or on meWATCH at 8:30 p.m. SGT on Friday, 15 October.

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