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July 17, 1980
Grozny, Chechen–Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Native name||Мамед Халидов|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Division||Middleweight (185 lb)
Light heavyweight (205 lb)
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
|Style||Shotokan karate, Kyokushin Karate, Submission Wrestling, Muay Thai|
|Fighting out of||Olsztyn, Poland|
|Team||Arrachion MMA Fighters Team Olsztyn 
KSW Team 
|Rank||Black belt in Kyokushin
Black belt in Taekwondo
Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
|Years active||2004 - present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mamed Khalidov (Russian: Маме́д Саи́дович Хали́дов, tr. Mamed Saidovich Khalidov; IPA: [mɐˈmʲɛt sɐˈidəvʲɪtɕ xɐˈlʲidəf]; Polish: Mamed Chalidow [ˈmamɛt xaˈlidɔf]; born 17 July 1980 in Grozny) is a Chechen-Russian mixed martial artist with Polish citizenship, competing in the middleweight division of Polish MMA promotion KSW. Khalidov is currently undefeated in the promotion. As of October 2013, Khalidov was ranked the #10 middleweight in the world by Sherdog.
Mamed Khalidov was born in Chechnya. He began practicing Kyokushin around age of 12 or 13 where he also holds black belt in. At age of 17 he fled from his homeland to Poland and continued practicing kyokushin while adding other combat styles on his repertoire such as Taekwondo, Shotokan Wrestling and Boxing soon after his arrival. He also became competitive in all sports. Later he also became interested about becoming mixed martial artist and went training Mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, Combat Sambo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Grappling.
Mixed martial arts career
As of December 2011, Khalidov has fought eleven times under the KSW banner, though never featuring in a tournament, instead fighting individually such opponents as Daniel Tabera and Matt Lindland.
Khalidov made his US debut with EliteXC on their October 10, 2008 ShoXC card against American Jason Guida. After almost two hard-fought rounds, Khalidov stopped Guida on the feet with an unanswered torrent of punches.
Following the collapse of EliteXC, Khalidov has expressed interest in a hasty return to KSW, as previously outlined by his signing with ProElite in favor of nonexclusive contract status. Due to a broken hand, Khalidov was unable to return for KSW X on December 12, 2008. Following his recovery, he fought PRIDE veteran Daniel Acacio at KSW XI on 15 May, knocking him out in 1:10 minutes of the first round to win the newly created KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.
Khalidov signed a three fight deal with World Victory Road Sengoku and his first appearance for the promotion was on the November 7th card against Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago. Although, the fight was not a title bout, Khalidov defeated Santiago via first round TKO. A rematch of the bout was held at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 on March 7, 2010 for the Middleweight Championship, which Khalidov lost via controversial unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).
At KSW XIII Mamed fought Ryuta Sakurai to a draw. Sakurai secured a kimura early in the first round, but Khalidov escaped. During the rest of the fight he had 6 submission attempts including 4 guilotine chokes, 1 ankle lock and 1 heel hook, but couldn't force the tap from Sakurai.
Mamed Khalidov was expected to face Thales Leites and later Matt Lindland at KSW XV However, both fighters were pulled from the card. Instead, Khalidov faced James Irvin at the event and won via submission at 0:33 into the first round. He eventually faced Lindland at KSW 16 in May 2011 and won via submission in the first round.
Khalidov was originally scheduled to face Paulo Filho at KSW 17. However, Filho was forced out of the bout due to him going into rehab for a drug addiction and he was replaced by Jesse Taylor. Khalidov won the fight via submission (kneebar) in the first round.
Khalidov next competed against former UFC fighter Rodney Wallace on May 12, 2012 at KSW 19. He won the fight via KO in the first round.
On December 1, 2012 he defeated Kendall Grove and won the fight via submission (achilles lock). Khalidov next faced Melvin Manhoef at KSW 23 on June 8, 2013, winning the fight by front choke in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
- KSW Light Heavyweight Championship (One time; First)
- Full Contact Prestige
- FPC Middleweight Championship (One time)
- Abu Dhabi Combat Club
- 2007 ADCC Polish Trials Winner
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|36 matches||30 wins||4 losses|
|Win||30–4–2||Brett Cooper||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 29||December 6, 2014||3||5:00||Kraków, Poland|
|Win||29–4–2||Maiquel Falcão||Submission (armbar)||KSW 27||May 17, 2014||1||4:52||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Win||28–4–2||Ryuta Sakurai||Submission (triangle choke)||KSW 25||December 7, 2013||1||2:03||Wrocław, Poland|
|Win||27–4–2||Melvin Manhoef||Submission (guillotine choke)||KSW 23||June 8, 2013||1||2:09||Gdańsk, Poland||Catchweight (87 kg); Khalidov failed to make weight.|
|Win||26–4–2||Kendall Grove||Submission (achilles lock)||KSW 21||December 1, 2012||2||3:27||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||25–4–2||Rodney Wallace||KO (punch)||KSW 19||May 12, 2012||1||1:55||Łódź, Poland|
|Win||24–4–2||Jesse Taylor||Submission (kneebar)||KSW 17||November 26, 2011||1||1:42||Łódź,Poland|
|Win||23–4–2||Matt Lindland||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||KSW 16||May 21, 2011||1||1:35||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Win||22–4–2||James Irvin||Submission (armbar)||KSW 15||March 19, 2011||1||0:33||Warsaw, Poland||Irvin exceeded weight limit by 15 lbs.|
|Win||21–4–2||Yuki Sasaki||TKO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight||December 30, 2010||1||2:22||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||20–4–2||Ryuta Sakurai||Draw||KSW 13||May 7, 2010||4||3:00||Katowice, Poland||Retained KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||20–4–1||Jorge Santiago||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 12||March 7, 2010||5||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||For Sengoku Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||20–3–1||Jorge Santiago||KO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11||November 7, 2009||1||2:45||Tokyo, Japan||Non-title bout.|
|Win||19–3–1||Daniel Acácio||KO (punches)||KSW 11||May 15, 2009||1||1:10||Warsaw, Poland||Won inaugural KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||18–3–1||Jason Guida||TKO (punches)||ShoXC||October 10, 2008||2||4:53||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Draw||17–3–1||Daniel Tabera||Draw||KSW - Extra||September 13, 2008||3||3:00||Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland|
|Win||17–3||Valdas Pocevicius||Submission (guillotine choke)||KSW 9 - Konfrontacja||May 9, 2008||1||0:52||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||16–3||Petr Ondrus||TKO (hand injury)||KSW - Elimination II||March 29, 2008||2||5:00||Wrocław, Poland|
|Win||15–3||Dave Dalgliesh||Submission (armbar)||KSW 8 - Konfrontacja||November 10, 2007||1||1:52||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||14–3||Martin Zawada||Submission (ankle lock)||KSW - Eliminations||September 15, 2007||1||4:22||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||13–3||Igor Pokrajac||Submission (kneebar)||Boxing Explosion 2||August 2, 2007||2||2:33||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Win||12–3||Alexander Stefanovic||TKO (punches)||KSW 7 - Konfrontacja||June 2, 2007||1||3:01||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||11–3||Tor Troéng||Submission (triangle choke)||FCP 3 - Khalidov vs. Troeng||February 25, 2007||1||0:55||Poznań, Poland|
|Win||10–3||Michał Garnys||Submission (punches)||Extreme Cage 2||November 19, 2006||3||0:11||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||9–3||Rashid Magomadov||Submission (triangle choke)||President's Cup - Muay Thai Tournament||September 2, 2006||1||2:45||Grozny, Russia|
|Win||8–3||Jacek Buczko||TKO (punches)||Full Contact Prestige 2||April 8, 2006||1||4:51||Warsaw, Poland||Won FCP Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||7–3||Andrzej Kosecki||Submission (strikes)||Extreme Cage 1||March 5, 2006||1||3:27||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||6–3||Paweł Kryś||KO (punch)||Full Contact Prestige||January 15, 2006||1||0:45||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||5–3||Andre Reinders||KO (punch)||MMA Sport 3||October 15, 2005||1||0:39||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||4–3||Danielius Razmus||Submission (armbar)||MMA Sport 3||October 15, 2005||1||1:46||Warsaw, Poland|
|Loss||3–3||Valdas Pocevicius||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto Lithuania - Gladiators 2||September 22, 2005||1||3:15||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|Win||3–2||Adam Skupień||KO (head kick)||MMA Sport 2||May 28, 2005||1||0:06||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||2–2||Marek Krajewski||Submission (punches)||MMA Sport 1||March 18, 2005||1||2:34||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||1–2||Paweł Klimiewicz||Decision (unanimous)||Shidokan Poland Gala||December 5, 2004||3||5:00||Warsaw, Poland|
|Loss||0–2||Grazhuydas Smailis||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto Lithuania - Gladiators||September 29, 2004||1||1:54||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|Loss||0–1||Nerijus Valiukevicius||TKO (punches)||Shooto Lithuania - Bushido King||May 18, 2004||1||4:49||Vilnius, Lithuania|
- Grupa Wirtualna Polska. "Mamed Khalidov otrzymał polskie obywatelstwo". Sport.wp.pl. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
- "Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". October 28, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
- "EliteXC adds Miller, Lapsley, Beerbohm, Khalidov to Oct. 10 ShoXC". Mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
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