Saygid Izagakhmaev, a competitor in the ONE Championship, has spent his entire life working out with MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Dagestani-born athlete has gained ‘The Eagle’s’ respect along the way because to his consistently growing abilities.Recently, Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke with ONE Championship about his perilous protégé Saygid Izagakhmaev.
Nurmagomedov said”I’ve been training with Saygid my whole life. I know how much he improves every year. I know how dedicated he is.”On November 19, at ONE 163, Russia’s Izagakhmaev will square off against former ONE lightweight world champion Shinya Aoki.
The protégé of Nurmagomedov will try to advance his name into the world title conversation this weekend with a strong showing. He is currently on a remarkable winning streak.
Aoki, a Japanese MMA legend with nearly 20 years of professional experience competing against the best athletes in the division, will be up against him.
The Russian titan is one of the top five lightweight competitors in ONE. After a convincing victory over Aoki at ONE 163 on November 19, he will be vying for the lightweight title against Christian Lee, aka “The Warrior.”Saygid Izagakhmaev will soon have the opportunity to compete for the ONE lightweight world championship
according to Khabib Nurmagomedov “There’s a very good chance that early next year, in the first half of 2023, Saygid will fight for the title … If Saygid knocks him out or finishes him on the ground, I think he should have his next fight for the title.”
Izagakhmaev has yet to be stopped in the ONE Championship, which is terrifying given the fact that he keeps getting better.In addition to holding a black belt in judo and jiu-jitsu, Aoki has competed in over 50 fights.