Rashid Magomedov

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Rashid Magomedgadjiev Magomedov
Рашид Магомедгаджиев Магомедов
Born (1984-05-14) May 14, 1984 (age 30)[1]
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other names Highlander (Gorets; English: Goretz)
Residence Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia[1]
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity Dargin
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
Division Lightweight
Reach 70.5 in (179 cm)[2]
Fighting out of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S
Team Gorec MMA[1]
Red Fury Fight Team
Team Takedown
American Top Team
Rank Master of Sports in Boxing[3][4]
Master of Sports in Hand-to-hand combat[3][4]
National Master of Sports in Combat Sambo[4]
National Master of Sports in Army hand-to-hand fight[4]
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 19
By knockout 9
By submission 1
By decision 9
Losses 1
By decision 1
University Dagestani State Agricultural Academy
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Rashid Magomedgadjiev Magomedov (Russian: Рашид Магомедов; born May 14, 1984) is a Dargin-Russian amateur boxer and mixed martial artist.[1] He is the former M-1 Global welterweight champion. Magomedov currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Magomedov was born Rashid Magomedgadjiev Magomedov on May 14, 1984 in the settlement Madzhalis, Kaytagsky District, Republic of Dagestan. When Rashid was one and a half years old, the family moved to the village of Krasnoarmeysk, Dagestan under Makhachkala.

From an early age under the influence of brothers he was engaged in different types of sports. After briefly training in karate, Magomedov started learning boxing at 12-years-old. He earned a Master of Sports in boxing in 2002 and eventually became a Dagestan Boxing Champion, winning a number of the international tournaments. To this day Magomedov continues to engage in boxing and trains with the Russian Olympic boxing team.

Also starting in 2002, Magomedov began competing in kickboxing. He became the champion of the republic twice.

During his time in conscripted service for the army, Magomedov also participated in hand-to-hand fight competitions. He became the champion of Russia of 2004 and earned the standard of the master of sports.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

M-1 Global[edit]

Magomedov was scheduled to challenge for the M-1 Welterweight championship against Shamil Zavurov at M-1 Challenge XXX: Shamil Zavurov vs. Yasubey Enomoto II on December 9, 2011.[5] The fight, however, was postponed.

Magomedov faced Yasubey Enomoto on March 16, 2012 at M-1 Challenge 31. He won the fight via unanimous decision (50–45, 49–47, 50–45) and to become new M-1 Global Welterweight Champion.

Magomedov faced Alexander Yakovlev on November 15, 2012 at M-1 Challenge 35.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Magomedov made his UFC debut against fellow promotional newcomer Tony Martin in a lightweight bout on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169.[7] After surviving a tight arm bar submission attempt by Martin in the first round, he rallied to win the fight via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

In his second fight, Magomedov faced Rodrigo Damm on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale.[8] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Magomedov faced Elias Silvério on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[9] After winning the first two rounds, he won the fight via TKO in the third round after dropping Silvério with a stiff left hook and following up with punches, becoming the first man to beat Silvério.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Hand-to-hand combat[edit]

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Hand-to-hand combat Russian National Champion

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 19–1 Elias Silvério TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 3 4:57 Barueri, Brazil
Win 18–1 Rodrigo Damm Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado May 31, 2014 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 17–1 Tony Martin Decision (unanimous) UFC 169 February 1, 2014 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 16–1 Alexander Yakovlev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 35 November 15, 2012 5 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia Defended M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 15–1 Yasubey Enomoto Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 31 March 16, 2012 5 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia Won M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 14–1 Aurel Pirtea Decision (unanimous) WMAC - Finals October 9, 2011 2 5:00 Yalta, Crimea
Win 13–1 Mikel Cortes TKO (doctor stoppage) WMAC - Semifinals October 8, 2011 2 5:00 Yalta, Crimea
Win 12–1 Uriy Nazarec Submission (rear naked choke) WMAC - Quarterfinals October 7, 2011 1 N/A Yalta, Crimea
Win 11–1 Rafał Moks TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 23 March 5, 2011 1 2:05 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 10–1 Igor Araujo Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 21 October 28, 2010 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 9–1 Dan Hope KO (punch) Sambo-70 / M-1 Global - Sochi Open European Championships July 10, 2010 1 0:57 Sochi, Russia
Loss 8–1 Magomedrasul Khasbulaev Decision (split) M-1 Selection 2010 - Eastern Europe Round 2 April 10, 2010 3 5:00 Kiev, Ukraine
Win 8–0 Alexei Nazarov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 20 - 2009 Finals December 3, 2009 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 7–0 Shamil Zavurov Decision (spilt) M-1 Challenge - 2009 Selections 9 November 11, 2009 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 6–0 Dmitri Starikov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge - 2009 Selections 7 October 3, 2009 1 4:04 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 5–0 Magomedrasul Khasbulaev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge - 2009 Selections 5 July 2, 2009 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 4–0 Yusup Islamov TKO (punches) MFT - Battle on the Volga 2 May 7, 2009 1 N/A Volgograd, Russia
Win 3–0 Bagavdin Gadzhimuradov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge - 2009 Selections 1 March 13, 2009 2 1:37 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 2–0 Valeriv Chernousov KO (punch) Gladiators 2 November 1, 2008 2 1:58 Ufa, Russia
Win 1–0 Vladimir Vladimirov TKO (punches) MFU - Mix Fight Ufa June 12, 2008 1 3:40 Ufa, Russia

The record box is based on Magomedov's record on Sherdog and mixedmartialarts.com.[1][10]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Rashid Magomedov". sherdog.com. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rashid Magomedov's Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Rashid Magomedov - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Andrew Richardson (December 16, 2014). "UFC Fight Night 58 fight card: Elias Silveiro vs Rashid Magomedov fight preview". MMAmania.com. 
  5. ^ "Zavurov-Magomedov Headlines M-1 Challenge 30 in Orange County". www.sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  6. ^ "M-1 Challenge 35: Emelianenko vs. Monson". mixfight.ru. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  7. ^ Matt Erickson (December 17, 2013). "UFC 169 adds Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov, Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin". mmajunkie.com. 
  8. ^ "Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov targeted for UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. April 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ Staff (2014-10-01). "UFC Fight Night 58 adds Silva vs. Brenneman, Magomedov vs. Silverio". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  10. ^ http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/58DE68B7C2F756DC/Rashid-Magomedov/

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