October 12, 1987 |
Kizlyar, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
|Rank||International Master of Sports in Sambo
International Master of Sports in Hand-to-Hand Combat
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Omari Akhmedov (Russian: Омари Ахмедов; born October 12, 1987, Kizlyar, USSR) is a Lak Dagestani-born Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight and Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He previously fought for ProFC.
Akhmedov was born in 1987 during the former Soviet Union in the village of Kizlyar in modern-day Dagestan, Russia. He is a devout Muslim.
Mixed martial arts career
Akhmedov made his professional MMA debut on January 30, 2010, when he faced Iskhan Zakharian at ProFC: Fight Night 2. He won the fight via rear-naked choke. Following this, Akhmedov would compile a professional record of 12–1 before being signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in September 2013.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Akhmedov signed a four-fight deal with the UFC in September 2013.
In his promotional debut, Akhmedov faced Thiago Perpétuo on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. It was a back-and-forth fight that saw both men rocked by punches before Akhmedov won the fight via knockout. The win also earned him his first Fight of the Night bonus award. After the fight, Akhmedov expressed a desire to move down to welterweight.
Championships and awards
Mixed martial arts
- Pankration Federation Russia
- Russian National Pankration Champion (Two time)
- Russian Union of Martial Arts
- Russian National Hand-to-Hand Combat Champion (Two time)
- Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
- Dagestan Combat Sambo Champion
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||13 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||13–2||Gunnar Nelson||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa||March 8, 2014||1||4:36||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||13–1||Thiago Perpétuo||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson||November 9, 2013||1||3:31||Goiânia, Brazil||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||12–1||Fabricio Nascimento||Submission (guillotine choke)||Nord Desant||May 13, 2013||1||0:53||Yugra, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia|
|Win||11–1||Rafal Haratyk||KO (punch)||Battle of Stars 1||December 22, 2012||1||2:26||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||10–1||Sergey Karpov||Submission (guillotine choke)||Colosseum Battles Champions||October 21, 2012||1||4:58||Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia|
|Win||9–1||Aleksander Boyko||Submission (triangle choke)||Odessa Golden Cup||May 9, 2012||1||1:02||Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||8–1||Aliyor Isakov||TKO (punches)||Governors Cup - Saint Petersburg||April 12, 2012||1||3:05||St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Russia|
|Win||7–1||Talekh Nazhav-Zade||TKO (punches)||Governors Cup - Saint Petersburg||April 12, 2012||1||0:20||St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Russia|
|Win||6–1||Akbar Nabavizade||TKO (punches)||Governors Cup - Saint Petersburg||April 12, 2012||1||2:30||St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Russia|
|Win||5–1||Mikhail Istomin||Submission (armbar)||ProFC - Grand Prix Global Finals||October 1, 2011||1||1:22||Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Vladimir Semenov||Decision (split)||ProFC Grand Prix Global - Russia I||October 1, 2011||2||5:00||Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast, Russia|
|Win||3–1||Musa Arslangadzhiev||TKO (punches)||Urkarakh Fights||July 22, 2010||1||3:50||Urkarakh, Dagestan, Russia|
|Loss||2–1||Michail Tsarev||Submission (guillotine choke)||ProFC - Russia Cup Stage 2||November 28, 2010||2||4:29||Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Magomed Umarov||Decision (unanimous)||Pancration Black Sea Cup||July 9, 2010||2||5:00||Anapa, Krasnodar Krai, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Ishkhan Zakharian||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ProFC: Fight Night 2||January 30, 2010||1||3:40||Russia|
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- "Omari Akhedov". sherdog.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
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- "ProFC - Fight Night 2 Card and Results". sherdog.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- "The new Dagestan fighter in UFC". valetudo.ru. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- "Russian Fighter vs Brazilian fighter in Brazil". rambler.ru. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
- "Omari Akhmedov destroyed Master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu". vringe.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- Staff. "UFC Fight Night 32 bonuses: Belfort, Martins, Akhmedov, Perpetuo win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
- "Omari Akhmedov moving down to 170 after 'Fight of the Night' performance in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- "UFC London Gets Gunnar Nelson-Omari Akhmedov, Danny Mitchell-Igor Araujo". sherdog.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- "UFC Fight Night 37 results: Gunnar Nelson steamrolls Omari Akhmedov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- "Omari Akhmedov - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.