Khabib Nurmagomedov with teammate Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi. - UFC Twitter
Abu Dhabi - The Russian star was in the corner of Zubaira Tukhugov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, the unbeaten UFC lightweight champion, landed Fight Island in Abu Dhabi to support his teammate taking part in the UFC 253.
The Russian star was in the corner of Zubaira Tukhugov. Earlier, on Friday, Nurmagomedov also supported his teammates taking part in the UAE Warriors, which for the first time was held in Dubai.
Ahead of his return to the octagon next month, Nurmagomedov is training at the NAS Sports Complex in Dubai. He will take on interim belt-holder Justin Gaethje in the title unification bout in UFC 254 to be held in Abu Dhabi on October 25.
Nurmagomedov is the fan favourite and will be back inside the steel cage for the first time since defeating the American Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in last September's inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.
Nurmagomedov is on a 28-0 unbeaten run - the longest active undefeated streak in MMA. He turned 32 on September 20.