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Uzbekistan: Khabib mobbed in Tashkent ahead of cousin's fight

Uzbekistan, Tashkent
November 21, 2019 at 22:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov received a warm welcome after arriving to the Uzbekistani capital Tashkent on Wednesday, ahead of his cousin Omar's fight.

Khabib's cousin will face Argentinian mixed martial artist Brian Gonzalez on Saturday.

The Eagle, dressed in a long robe, was given a trumpet fanfare at the airport before being mobbed by fans. He was eventually whisked away in a car.

Khabib's cousin was due to fight the Russian-Uzbek fighter Nikita Chistyakov who could not to take part due to injury.

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UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov received a warm welcome after arriving to the Uzbekistani capital Tashkent on Wednesday, ahead of his cousin Omar's fight.

Khabib's cousin will face Argentinian mixed martial artist Brian Gonzalez on Saturday.

The Eagle, dressed in a long robe, was given a trumpet fanfare at the airport before being mobbed by fans. He was eventually whisked away in a car.

Khabib's cousin was due to fight the Russian-Uzbek fighter Nikita Chistyakov who could not to take part due to injury.

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