He was warmly welcomed at the capital's airport.

Today at the Dushanbe airport we met MMA fighter Nurullo Aliyev, who was the first of the Tajiks to make it to the UFC.

He expressed gratitude to all Tajiks:

«Thanks for support. I wanted to show the whole world that there is such a country as Tajikistan. I had a strong desire to become the first fighter in Tajikistan who would glorify the country. There was not an ounce of doubt in my soul that I would win this fight».

Before Aliyev's departure to his homeland, UFC head Dana White spoke about his surprise at this Tajik fighter:

«I see his charge and most likely he will fight in the near future. Yes, he is an amazing fighter. Basically, he surprised me».