Khabib Nurmagomedov poses for a photo after his UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The one and only undefeated “Eagle” Khabib Nurmagomedov will be inducted in the UFC’s Modern Wing in July.

In July, the UFC will honor one of its former dominant champions via a Hall-of-Fame induction. During the UFC 272 broadcast on Saturday, it was announced that undefeated ex-lightweight champion and pound-for-pound king Khabib Nurmagomedov will lead the batch of inductees for the Class of 2022.

The Eagle has landed in the UFC Hall of Fame

Congratulations @TeamKhabib on becoming the first inductee to the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2022

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— UFC (@ufc) March 6, 2022

A look at @TeamKhabib’s road to the UFC Hall of Fame

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— UFC (@ufc) March 6, 2022

The 33-year-old Dagestan native entered the UFC in 2012 with an immaculate record of 16-0. He made his debut against a touted veteran in Kamal Shalorus, whom he defeated via third-round submission.

From there, Khabib only piled on victories, defeating more veterans like Gleison Tibau, Abel Trujillo, Thiago Tavares, and fellow ex-champion Rafael dos Anjos in the process. He further solidified his status as a top contender with dominant wins over Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza, respectively.

After numerous calls for a title shot, Khabib finally got his due in 2018 against Al Iaquinta, whom he defeated via decision. He went on to defend the 155-pound belt three more times against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje before retiring with a 29-0 record.

Khabib’s induction ceremony will take place on July 2nd during the annual International Fight Week festivities in Las Vegas.

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