“I don’t talk much, but I put on a show! This sentence alone sums up the style and personality of Magomed Kadimagomedov, a young Belgian fighter of Dagestani origin. Undefeated in the cage and a K-O specialist, this quiet 27-year-old is one of his country’s most promising athletes, and intends to let the world know it when he makes his next outing, scheduled for January 26, 2024 at the Zenith in Paris. “In everyday life, I’m pretty calm. But in the MMA world, people often prefers those who make noise and take over. As I don’t talk much, for the moment, I lack visibility!” On the other hand, Magomed Kadimagomedov is much less discret when he puts on a pair of gloves. With four wins by technical knockout out of his five career successes, the Belgian never misses an opportunity to put on a show, and assures in advance: “in Paris, there’ll either be a knockout or a submission”.
“My family has helped me a lot”
Despite his already high potential, Magomed Kadimagomedov is a relative newcomer to the world of mixed martial arts. After a few years of grappling practice, the Belgian switched to MMA, by chance, three years ago, when he took up a daring challenge. “I was accompanying my brother who was to fight in an amateur gala. Someone was missing, so I volunteered and won. But I’d never done MMA before! One thing led to another, and the idea of a career in the cage was on the rise. And after a first professional fight in Thailand, Magomed Kadimagomedov finally took the plunge. “I stopped studying to devote more time to training. Fortunately, my family helped me a lot. As for me, I fought as often as I could. You have to give yourself the chance to succeed – nothing ventured, nothing gained!