October 12, 1987 |
Kizlyar, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Lakec (English: Lakets)|
|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 Combat 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 in Kizlyar, USSR) is a Lak-Russian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Akhmedov was born in 1987 in the former Soviet Union in the village of Kizlyar in modern-day Dagestan, Russia, and is a devout Muslim. Like many children in Dagestan, Akhmedov engaged in freestyle wrestling from a young age and would go on to hold an accomplished career in the sport before transitioning to MMA. Before his career in MMA, Akhmedov also had accomplished careers in combat sambo, as well as Russian hand-to-hand combat and Russian pankration.
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 times)
- Russian Union of Martial Arts
- Russian National Hand-to-Hand Combat Champion (Two times)
- Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
- Dagestan Combat Sambo Champion
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||14 wins||2 losses|
|Win||14–2||Mats Nilsson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 182||January 3, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||13–2||Gunnar Nelson||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa||March 8, 2014||1||4:36||London, England||Welterweight debut.|
|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, 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, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Vladimir Semenov||Decision (split)||ProFC Grand Prix Global: Russia I||October 1, 2011||2||5:00||Volgograd, Dagestan, 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||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
- "Omari Akhedov Bio". fightlife.ru. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- "Omari Akhedov". sherdog.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Manuwa". UFC.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- "Omari Akhmedov - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- "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.
- Staff (October 28, 2014). "Omari Akhmedov vs. Mats Nilsson added to UFC 182 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- Staff (2015-03-26). "Alan Jouban injured, Omari Akhmedov meets Brian Ebersole at UFC Fight Night 68". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-26.