UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has been voted BBC Sports Personality’s World Sport Star of the Year 2020.
The 32-year Russin extended his perfect professional record to 29 wins unbeaten, with an emotional victory over interim champion Justin Gaethje in October.
“Nurmagomedov’s 29-0 record in MMA included 13 straight victories under the UFC banner,” the report said.
“He successfully defended his lightweight title on three occasions and was seen as one of the most dominant athletes in MMA history.”
Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after the historic win by symbolically placing his gloves on to the cage mat and said: ‘It was my last fight. There’s no way I’m going to come here (again) without my father.’
Better known as Falcon, was the top voted sports celebrity by the public on the BBC Sport website, seeing off pole-vaulter Armand Duplantis, basketball’s LeBron James, golfer Dustin Johnson, footballer Wendie Renard and boxer Katie Taylor.