Win after win, Usman Nurmagomedov approaches his cousin Khabib's unbeaten record.
At 2:54 of Round 1, Nurmagomedov (15-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) submitted Chris Gonzalez (7-2 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) with a guillotine choke.
Bellator 283 was held in Tacoma, Wash.
Nurmagomedov grabbed Gonzalez on the fence after some footwork. Gonzalez couldn't escape. Nurmagomedov rewound. Khabib Nurmagomedov and coach Javier Mendez were thrilled when the tap happened.
Nurmagomedov has 12 career wins. Three of his four Bellator wins have been short. Gonzalez has lost his last two fights.
Bellator 283 results:
- Usman Nurmagomedov def. Chris Gonzalez via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:54
- Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Lorenz Larkin results in a no contest (unintentional illegal elbow) – Round 1, 2:52
- Marcelo Golm def. Davion Franklin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:36
- Dalton Rosta def. Romero Cotton via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:38
- Veta Arteaga def. Vanessa Porto via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:47
- Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Bobby King via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Akhmed Magomedov def. Kevin Boehm via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:16
- Roman Faraldo def. Luis Iniguez via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:42
- Jaylon Bates def. Mark Coates via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
- Archie Colgan def. Bryan Nuro via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:15