UFC title contender Magomed Ankalaev is not related to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

However, both Magomed Ankalaev and Khabib Nurmagomedov are from Russian Dagestan.

Ankalaev is currently 17-1 as a pro and is currently ranked #3 in the UFC light heavyweight division.

light heavyweight contender only defeat came at the hands of Paul Craig in his Octagon debut.

The Russian is currently riding a nine-match winning streak in the promotion.

The 30-year-old is preparing to fight former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 282 on Dec. 10,

with the winner potentially getting another crack at the 205-pound title.

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