Omari Akhmedov

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Omari Akhmedov
Омари Ахмедов
Born (1987-10-12) October 12, 1987 (age 26)[1]
Kizlyar, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[2]
Other names Lakec
Nationality Russian
Dagestani
Lak
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 Sambo
International Master of Sports in Hand-to-Hand Combat
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 13
By knockout 6
By submission 5
By decision 2
Losses 2
By submission 2
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.

Biography[edit]

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.

Like many children in Dagestan, Akhmedov engaged in Freestyle Wrestling and achieved much in this sport.

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.[4] 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.[5]

In his promotional debut, Akhmedov faced Thiago Perpétuo on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32.[6] It was a back-and-forth fight that saw both men rocked by punches before Akhmedov won the fight via knockout.[7] The win also earned him his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[8] After the fight, Akhmedov expressed a desire to move down to welterweight.[9]

In his welterweight debut, Akhmedov faced Gunnar Nelson on March 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa.[10] He lost the fight via guillotine choke submission in the first round.[11]

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Pankration[edit]

  • Pankration Federation Russia
    • Russian National Pankration Champion (Two time)[12]

Hand-to-hand combat[edit]

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Russian National Hand-to-Hand Combat Champion (Two time)[12]

Sambo[edit]

  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
    • Dagestan Combat Sambo Champion[12]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omari Akhedov Bio". fightlife.ru. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Omari Akhedov". sherdog.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "UFC London: Print Fight Card". ufc.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ProFC - Fight Night 2 Card and Results". sherdog.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The new Dagestan fighter in UFC". valetudo.ru. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Russian Fighter vs Brazilian fighter in Brazil". rambler.ru. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Omari Akhmedov destroyed Master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu". vringe.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Staff. "UFC Fight Night 32 bonuses: Belfort, Martins, Akhmedov, Perpetuo win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Omari Akhmedov moving down to 170 after 'Fight of the Night' performance in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ "UFC London Gets Gunnar Nelson-Omari Akhmedov, Danny Mitchell-Igor Araujo". sherdog.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 37 results: Gunnar Nelson steamrolls Omari Akhmedov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "Omari Akhmedov - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 

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