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Erdogan meets MMA champ at opening of Istanbul Airport

Khabib Nurmagomedov is first Russian and first Muslim to win UFC lightweight championship

30.10.2018
Erdogan meets MMA champ at opening of Istanbul Airport

By Faruk Zorlu

ANKARA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Monday during the opening of Istanbul Airport.

Nurmagomedov, from Russia’s northern Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, is a professional MMA. He is also the first Russian and first Muslim to win the UFC lightweight championship.

Erdogan officially opened Istanbul Airport, the “world's new hub”, on the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.

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