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A lot of people may have heard of Islam Makhachev for the first time this weekend at UFC 229, when he was in Khabib’s corner. He was also one of the teammembers that rushed the octagon and threw punches at Conor after the fight.
While is future with the UFC is uncertain, there is no doubt that the Degastani is one of the more talented up-and-comers on the roster. Here is a ridiculous video of him pulling off a Russian armtie snapdown during wrestling sparring. Like his teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov, he is also a World Sambo champion, judoka, and accomplished wrestler.