Muslim Salikhov

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Muslim Salikhov
Муслим Салихов
Born Muslim Magomedovich Salikhov
(1984-06-09) June 9, 1984 (age 30)
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, USSR
Other names King of Kung Fu[1][2]
Nationality Russian
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Style Sanshou
Rank International Master of Sports in Sanshou
blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Muslim Salikhov
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Wushu Sanda
World Championships
Gold 2005 Hanoi 80 kg
Gold 2007 Beijing 85 kg
Gold 2009 Toronto 85 kg
Gold 2011 Ankara 80 kg
Silver 2013 Kuala Lumpur 80 kg
World Combat Games
Gold 2013 St. Peterburg 80 kg

Muslim Magomedovich Salikhov (Russian: Муслим Магоме́дович Салихов, 9 June 1984 in Makhachkala) is a Kumyk Dagestani-born Russian heavyweight Sanshou kickboxer and mixed martial artist. His name can be written as Salikhov Muslim or Muslim Salihov.

Sports career[edit]


Salikhov faced Liu Hailong who held the title "King of Sanda" at 2003 World Wushu Championships in Macau. Both were evenly matched, with Liu Hailong declared the winner.[3] Salikhov was the Sanshou champion at 2004 European Wushu Championships held in Moscow and he became the World Champion in 2005.[4]

In February 2006, he participated in the first international "King of Sanda" tournament in Chongqing and became the first non-Chinese to win the title, making European Wushu Federation arguably the strongest continental Wushu federation of the world.[5] He again won the world title in 2007[4] and 2009,[6] also the gold medal at Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008. Salikhov was once again the champion at the 2011 World Wushu Championships.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

By early 2013, Salikhov signed with M-1 Global, preparing with Phuket Top Team for his mixed martial arts debut.[7][8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3-1 Victor Sckoteski ТКО M-1 Global - M-1 Challenge 52 November 25, 2014 1 4:27 Beijing, China
Win 2-1 Filip Kotarlic KO (Punch) M-1 Global - M-1 Challenge 44 November 30, 2013 1 3:05 Tula, Russia
Win 1-1 Deyan Topalski Decision (Unanimous) M-1 Challenge 38 - Spring Battle April 9, 2013 3 5:00 St. Peterburg, Russia
Lost 0-1 Kris Hocum Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Beirut Elite Fighting Championship - First Blood December 15, 2012 1 1:40 Beirut, Lebanon