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Khabib Nurmagomedov brings UFC title home to Dagestan

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returned to a champion's welcome at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala, capital city of the Republic of Dagestan in Russia on Oct. 8, 2018. McGregor defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland by way of submission at UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena two days earlier in Las Vegas.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries his belt as he is escorted by fans upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia speaks
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia speaks during his meeting with fans upon the arrival at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018.

Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at a news conference after
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Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. A brawl broke out after the main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor when Nurmagomedov climbed over the cage and set off a scuffle with another fighter in McGregor's corner. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Khabib Nurmagomedov attends a news conference after the
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Khabib Nurmagomedov attends a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. A brawl broke out after the main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor when Nurmagomedov climbed over the cage and set off a scuffle with another fighter in McGregor's corner. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Fans of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of
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Fans of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia shout during a meeting upon the arrival at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - He defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries his champions belt as he is escorted by fans upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

TOPSHOT - Ingush protesters watch the 229 UFC
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TOPSHOT - Ingush protesters watch the 229 UFC fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Conor McGregor of Ireland during a permanent rally in protest against the new land swap deal, agreed by the heads of the Russian regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya on October 07, 2018 in Ingushetia's capital Magas. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

Fans of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of
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Fans of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia shout during a meeting upon the arrival at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) of Russia
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) of Russia holds his champions belt next to his father Abdulmanap (C) during a ceremony upon the arrival at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - He defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries his champions belt as he is escorted by fans upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia speaks
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia speaks during his meeting with fans upon the arrival at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - He defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) of Russia
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) of Russia holds his champions belt next to his father Abdulmanap (C) during a ceremony upon the arrival at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - He defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia carries his champions belt as he is escorted by fans upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

Fans hold a picture of UFC lightweight champion
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Fans hold a picture of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia during a meeting upon the arrival at the Anzhi-arena stadium in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - He defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala on October 8, 2018. - Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout by way of submission during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

9. Tony Ferguson (UFC, 26-3)

He's on an 11-fight win streak over the
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He's on an 11-fight win streak over the past six years and has ascended to the top of the 155-pound division. His interim title was removed after he tore knee ligaments a week before his title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Still, his win streak includes eight finishes, most recently against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229.
Next fight: TBD.

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