Omari Akhmedov

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Omari Akhmedov
Омари Ахмедов
Born (1987-10-12) October 12, 1987 (age 27)[1]
Kizlyar, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[2]
Other names Lakec (English: Lakets)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)[2]
Division Middleweight (2010–2013)
Welterweight (2013-present)
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)[3]
Fighting out of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Rank International Master of Sports in Combat Sambo[4]
International Master of Sports in Hand-to-Hand Combat [4]
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 16
Wins 14
By knockout 6
By submission 5
By decision 3
Losses 2
By submission 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Omari Akhmedov (Russian: Омари Ахмедов; born October 12, 1987 in Kizlyar, Dagestan) is a Lak-Dagestani 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.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[6] 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[edit]

Akhmedov signed a four-fight deal with the UFC in September 2013.[7]

In his promotional debut, Akhmedov faced Thiago Perpétuo on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32.[8] It was a back-and-forth fight that saw both men rocked by punches before Akhmedov won the fight via knockout.[9] The win also earned him his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[10] After the fight, Akhmedov expressed a desire to move down to welterweight.[11]

In his welterweight debut, Akhmedov faced Gunnar Nelson on March 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa.[12] He lost the fight via guillotine choke submission in the first round.[13]

Akhmedov faced Mats Nilsson on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182.[14] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Akhmedov is expected to face Brian Ebersole on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68, replacing an injured Alan Jouban.[15]

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]


  • Pankration Federation Russia
    • Russian National Pankration Champion (Two times)[4]

Hand-to-hand combat[edit]

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Russian National Hand-to-Hand Combat Champion (Two times)[4]


  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
    • Dagestan Combat Sambo Champion[4]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Omari Akhedov Bio". Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Omari Akhedov". Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Manuwa". Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Omari Akhmedov - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "ProFC - Fight Night 2 Card and Results". Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "The new Dagestan fighter in UFC". Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Russian Fighter vs Brazilian fighter in Brazil". Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Omari Akhmedov destroyed Master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu". Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ Staff. "UFC Fight Night 32 bonuses: Belfort, Martins, Akhmedov, Perpetuo win $50,000". Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Omari Akhmedov moving down to 170 after 'Fight of the Night' performance in Brazil". Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ "UFC London Gets Gunnar Nelson-Omari Akhmedov, Danny Mitchell-Igor Araujo". Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 37 results: Gunnar Nelson steamrolls Omari Akhmedov". Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  14. ^ Staff (October 28, 2014). "Omari Akhmedov vs. Mats Nilsson added to UFC 182 in Las Vegas". Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  15. ^ Staff (2015-03-26). "Alan Jouban injured, Omari Akhmedov meets Brian Ebersole at UFC Fight Night 68". Retrieved 2015-03-26. 

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