November 4, 1986 |
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Tiger, Zangief|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Derbent, Dagestan
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Legion Sport Club (2009-2011)
|Trainer||Boxing: Mike Winkeljohn
Sambo/MMA: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
MMA: Greg Jackson
|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|
Rustam Khabilov (Russian: Рустам Хабилов, born November 4, 1986) is a Kumyk Dagestani-born Russia mixed martial artist and Combat Sambo world champion who is a member of the Legion Sport Club fight team in Rostov-on-Don and also trains with Jackson's Submission Fighting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of March 10, 2014, he is #14 in official UFC lightweight rankings.
Mixed martial arts career
ONE Fighting Championship
In January 2012 it was announced that Khabilov had signed with ONE Fighting Championship. He made his debut at ONE Fighting Championship: Battle of Heroes at The BritAma Arena in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 11, 2012 against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Rodrigo Ribeiro. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Khabilov signed a four-fight deal with the UFC in July 2012.
In his debut, Khabilov faced Vinc Pichel on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale. He won the fight in the first round against Pichel hurting him with a suplex and finishing him off with punches on the ground.
For his second fight in the organization, Khabilov faced UFC newcomer and Strikeforce veteran Yancy Medeiros at UFC 159 on April 27, 2013. The fight ended in unusual fashion as Medeiros dislocated his thumb during a takedown by Khabilov early in the first round, resulting in a TKO victory for Khabilov as Medeiros was unable to continue.
For his third UFC fight, Khabilov faced Jorge Masvidal on November 6, 2013 at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. He won the back-and-forth bout via unanimous decision. The fight also garnered Khabilov his first Fight of the Night bonus award.
Championships and accomplishments
- World Combat Sambo Federation (WCSF )
- Combat Sambo World Champion (2007).
- Federation International Amateur de Sambo
- Combat Sambo Russian National Champion.
- Combat Sambo Republic of Dagestan Champion (4 Time).
- Pankration Federation Russia
- Pankration World Champion.
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||17 wins||1 loss|
|Win||17–1||Jorge Masvidal||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3||November 6, 2013||3||5:00||Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||16–1||Yancy Medeiros||TKO (thumb injury)||UFC 159||April 27, 2013||1||2:32||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||15–1||Vinc Pichel||KO (suplex & punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale||December 15, 2012||1||2:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–1||Jason Dent||Decision (unanimous)||Pure MMA: Next Episode||May 12, 2012||3||5:00||Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States||160lb Catchweight|
|Win||13–1||Rodrigo Ribeiro||Decision (unanimous)||ONE FC: Battle of Heroes||February 11, 2012||3||5:00||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Win||12–1||Nazir Kadyzhev||TKO (punches)||ProFC Grand Prix Global: Caucasus||September 26, 2011||1||4:58||Derbent, Republic of Dagestan, Russia|
|Loss||11–1||Ruslan Khaskhanov||Decision (split)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals||February 12, 2011||3||5:00||Kiev, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||11–0||Sergei Utochkin||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Round 6||November 6, 2010||1||1:28||Kiev, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||10–0||Gleb Morozov||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Round 3||September 18, 2010||1||4:46||Kiev, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||9–0||Andrei Balakhonov||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Round 2||May 7, 2010||1||1:34||Kiev, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||8–0||Said Khalilov||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 8||October 4, 2009||3||5:00||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Gasanali Gasanaliev||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 6||September 5, 2009||3||5:00||Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Akin Duran||KO (suplex)||M-1 Challenge 18||August 16, 2009||1||0:28||Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands|
|Win||5–0||Vener Galiev||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 4||June 24, 2009||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Vladimir Papusha||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 2||April 19, 2009||1||2:04||St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Hamiz Mamedov||Decision (unanimous)||CSFU: Champions League||September 13, 2008||3||5:00||Poltava, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine|
|Win||2–0||Karen Grigoryan||Decision (unanimous)||CFF: International MMA Tournament||December 9, 2007||3||5:00||Tyumen, Tyumen Oblast, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Bagautdin Abasov||Submission (triangle choke)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 1||August 3, 2007||2||2:14||Agvali, Dagestan, Russia|
- UFC Fighter Rankings
- "One FC 2 Fight Card: Laursen vs. Enomoto". bloodyelbow.com. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
- "Khabilov signed in UFC". http://valetudo.ru/. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- Haber, Scott (2012-09-13). "Report: Rustam Khabilov To Debut Against Vinc Pichel At The TUF 16 Finale". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- "UFC 159 adds Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros to New Jersey lineup". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- "Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov set for November's UFC: Fight for the Troops 3". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- Staff. "UFC Fight Night 31 bonuses: Kennedy, Chiesa, Khabilov, Masvidal win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- Jesse Holland (December 3, 2013). "Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov in the works for UFC 170 on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas". mmamania.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- Staff (February 5, 2014). "Rustam Khabilov vs. Rafael dos Anjos Bout Scrapped (due to Khabilov's finger being broken) from UFC 170 Fight Card". uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
- Staff (2014-03-18). "Benson Henderson-Rustam Khabilov headline June UFC event in Albuquerque". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- "SporTV.com 2012 MMA Awards". sportv.com. December 29, 2012.
- "Joe Rogan’s Top 8 UFC Debuts Of All-Time". bjpenn.com. February 28, 2013.