At the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony this month, MMA Fighting caught up with Tatiana Suarez to find out how she was recovering from a neck injury and her thoughts on the Khabib comparison. “It is difficult because I think not as many people know about me, but I feel like I’m going to be a little like Khabib — this killer who is humble too,” Suarez adds in regards to her lower profile despite all of her success. Despite her sterling record and one-sided mauling of the division’s first titleholder, Carla Esparza, last time out, some within the MMA community still seem to overlook or forget about Suarez when throwing out ideas about who should be next to challenge for the title. Let us know your thoughts. Carla Esparza Calls Tatiana Suarez The “Female Khabib” By. A wrestler since the age of four, Suarez was a two-time bronze medalists in the world championships of freestyle wrestling and entered 2011 as the top-ranked wrestler in the United States in her weight class. Undefeated Tatiana Suarez says she feels she's "going to be a little like Khabib Nurmagomedov" heading into UFC 238. Is Tatiana Suarez the Khabib Nurmagomedov of the Women’s Strawweight division? It’s just, ‘Alright — let’s get this done.’”. “It’s not organic for me to be a smack-talker.
She beat Amanda Cooper via d’arce choke in the first round and took home the victory. Given how no other female fighter seems to be as dominant on the ground as Suarez, it was only a matter of time before the comparisons to Nurmagomedov would arise. 139.6k Followers, 3,568 Following, 720 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Tatiana Suarez (@tatianasuarezufc)
The 33-year-old Florida native’s rise to this point is also film-worthy, as she’s rebounded from an 0-2 start in the UFC to collect four straight victories and emerge as the championship contender her fiancée, UFC bantamweight and featherweight queen Amanda Nunes, always proclaimed her to be. I knew I could be here. He is able to consistently conquer opponents with his grappling abilities. Thank you Khabib for that because I learned from him.”. Tatiana Suarez is still on the mend. What do you think of the Khabib comparisons? Twitter.
Competing in the UFC Strawweight division, Tatiana Suarez impressed everyone with her dominate performance over Alexa Grasso, winning her fight in the first round in a very dominance performance that included a heavy wrestling implementation that got the fight to where she wanted it to take place. As far as comparisons go, Tatiana Suarez will happily take one to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Just like in the movies, not all of the sequels go well, while others result in a surprise hit garnering a sequel or a DVD two-pack becoming a three-film box set or even larger anthology collection. A spot on the Olympic team and an opportunity to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was a foregone conclusion, but when lingering pain and tingling in her arm prompted her to get an MRI and CAT scan, the doctors found a bulging disc in her neck and a cancerous growth on her thyroid. Three years (less a month) and four wins later, the Fontana, California resident is a perfect 7-0 and sits at No. What do you think of comparisons between Tatiana Suarez and the UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov? BJPENN.COM is your premier source for all MMA News. Since then she has continued competing in the Octagon and beaten worthy contenders including Nina Ansaroff last month at UFC 238.