UFC champ Khabib attends opening ceremony of Istanbul Airport, meets with Erdoğan

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 29.10.2018 20:06
Updated 30.10.2018 12:47
UFC champ Khabib attends opening ceremony of Istanbul Airport, meets with Erdoğan

Russian mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov attended late Monday the grand opening ceremony of Istanbul Airport, which is set to be the world's largest.

The fighter also met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the ceremony.

Completed within 42 months, Istanbul's new airport will also be home to the world's largest duty-free shopping complex.

By the year's end, the new airport will be able to handle up to 90 million passengers annually with a 1.4 million square meter terminal building, ranking in the world's top five. The number will rise to 200 million passengers when all facilities are complete and will become the world's largest airport.

Nurmagomedov, a 30-year-old Russian, kept his UFC lightweight crown with a fourth-round submission victory over Ireland's McGregor in Las Vegas, improving to 27-0 in his professional career and 11-0 in UFC bouts.

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