Shamil Zavurov

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Shamil Zavurov
Шамиль Завуров
Born Shamil Magomedovich Zavurov
(1984-07-04) July 4, 1984 (age 30)[1]
Kirovaul, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[2]
Other names The Champion
Lion of Dagestan
The Fan of GSP
Nationality Russian[3]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
Division Welterweight (2004-2012)
Lightweight (2012-present)
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Fighting out of St. Petersburg, Leningrad
Derbent, Dagestan
Team RusFighters Sport Club[4]
The Champion MMA Team
Rank black belt and 1st International Master of Sports in Sambo
Master of Sports in Freestyle Wrestling
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 24
By knockout 9
By submission 5
By decision 10
Losses 3
By submission 1
By decision 2
Draws 1
Other information
Notable relatives Frodo Khasbulaev, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Shamil Magomedovich Zavurov (Russian: Шамиль Магомедович Завуров; born July 4, 1984) is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight and Lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2004, Zavurov has won all but two of his professional fights.[3] He is the former M-1 Global World Welterweight champion.

Early life[edit]

Zavurov attended high school in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, where he began training in freestyle wrestling under Mairbek Yusupov (member of the 1977-78 USSR team who went on to coach Dagestan’s freestyle wrestling team).[2] Post-school, he studied at the Dagestan State Pedagogical University, graduating from the Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports and also studied Law at the Dagestan Institute of Finance and Law.[2] He continued working on his martial arts training, taking up Combat Sambo, and also started a family – he is married with two sons and a daughter.[2] He likes to employ the techniques Georges St-Pierre, whom he is a fan of. Zavurov is undefeated in combat sambo (153-0)

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Shamil Zavurov has achieved a great deal of success in combat sports. In addition to more than 50 victories in amateur and semi-professional MMA, he has triumphed more than 50 times in Combat Sambo bouts, in the process winning winning three world championships[4] (2004, 2005, and 2007).[2] He has also won international tournaments in Wushu Sanda[4] (2003)[2] and wrestling and was the 2002 Dagestani champion in Wushu Sanda in the youth division.[2] In 2005 and 2007, he won Russian national championships[2] and was twice the CIS champion in hand-to-hand combat.[4]

The hardest fight in Zavurov's career was his unanimous decision victory over Seydina Seck[5] in which his arm was broken and he sustained torn ligaments – these injuries still cause him pain.[2] Zavurov still wonders about the only defeat of his career, a split decision loss to Rashid Magomedov,[6] which was controversial in that commentators and viewers disagreed with the judges' decision. It was Zavurov's first fight in more than a year, his return after a serious injury he sustained after being drafted into the army.[2]

In fighting in the Eastern European M-1 Welterweight tournament, Zavurov defeated Radik Iboyan[7] with a second round technical knockout and won a hard-fought semi-final against Ramazan Abdulzhalilov[8] that went the full distance.[9] In the tournament final,[10] Zavurov defeated Magomedrasul Khasbulaev[11] with a "text-book rear-naked-choke submission."[12] Since winning the tournament, Zavurov has compiled four further victories in a single three-week period,[3] against Vladimir Katyihin,[13] Vasily Novikov,[14] Vener Galiev,[15] and Jaroslav Poborsky.[16]

M-1 Global[edit]

Shamil Zavurov was expecting to face Tom "Da Tank" Gallicchio,[17] the Americas selection champion, for the title[9] but Gallicchio was removed following "an infringement of contractual obligations".[18] Gallicchio was replaced by Abner Lloveras, the Western European M-1 Global tournament victor.[18] Zavurov defeated Lloveras via fourth round TKO to become the inaugural M-1 Global Welterweight Champion.

In the event’s second championship bout, Russian Shamil Zavurov edged 2010 World Victory Road welterweight grand prix runner-up Yasubey Enomoto in a five-round affair.[19]

Zavurov was scheduled to rematch his lone defeat as he was to defend his title against Rashid Magomedov at M-1 Challenge XXX on December 9, 2011.[20] The match, however, has been postponed and Zavurov instead faced Yasubey Enomoto in a rematch. He lost the back-and-forth battle via submission in the fifth round.

Zavurov faced Alexander Yakovlev on March 16, 2012 at M-1 Challenge 31, with the fight ending in a draw (judges scorecards: 29–28 Zavurov, 28–28, 28–28)

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Zavurov signed with Bellator MMA and was reported to take part in Bellator MMA: Season Eight.[21] However, for reasons unexplained, did not take part in any event of the season.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

  • M-1 Global
    • M-1 Selection 2010 Eastern Europe Welterweight
    • M-1 Global Welterweight Championship (1 times, former)
    • Euro-Asia Chapmion (1 time)

Sambo[edit]

  • Federation International Amateur de Sambo
    • Combat Sambo World champion (3 time)
  • All-Russian Sambo Federation

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 24–3–1 Davlat Alimov TKO (punches) OFS - Octagon Fighting Sensation May 11, 2014 3 1:18 Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
Win 23–3–1 Renat Lyatifov Decision (unanimous) MMA Star in the Ring - Shamil vs. Renat March 1, 2014 3 5:00 Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia
Win 22–3–1 Harun Kina Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights - Battle on Terek October 4, 2013 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia
Loss 21–3–1 Yasubey Enomoto Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights 12: Aliens vs. Predator 3 June 21, 2013 3 5:00 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia Welterweight division.
Win 21–2–1 Eduardo Pachu TKO (punches) Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 11 April 20, 2013 1 3:24 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 20–2–1 Juha Pekka Vainikaine Decision (unanimous) NewFC: Battle of the Stars December 22, 2012 3 5:00 Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russia
Win 19–2–1 Anatoly Safronov TKO (kick to the body and punches) League S-70: Russian Championship Third Round April 6, 2012 1 1:34 Moscow, Russia
Draw 18–2–1 Alexander Yakovlev Draw (majority) M-1 Challenge 31 March 16, 2012 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 18–2 Yasubey Enomoto Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 Challenge 30 December 9, 2011 5 4:10 Costa Mesa, California, United States Lost M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 18–1 Zhanybek Amatov TKO (foot injury) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 4 July 7, 2011 2 1:34 Moscow, Russia Defended the Euro-Asia Welterweight Championship
Win 17–1 Yasubey Enomoto Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 25 April 28, 2011 5 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia Defended M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 16–1 Yuri Izotov Decision (unanimous) LMF: Russian Cities Tournament March 18, 2011 3 5:00 Lipetsk, Russia
Win 15–1 Tom Gallicchio TKO (strikes) M-1 Challenge 23 March 5, 2011 2 1:11 Moscow, Russia Defended M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 14–1 Abner Lloveras TKO (strikes) M-1 Challenge 22 December 10, 2010 4 4:22 Moscow, Russia Won vacant M-1 Global Welterweight Championship[4]
Win 13–1 Jaroslav Poborsky[16] TKO (punches) Heroes Gate 2 October 21, 2010 1 2:50 Prague, Czech Republic[23]
Win 12–1 Vener Galiev[15] Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 2 October 16, 2010 2 5:00 Moscow, Russia[24] Won Euro-Asia Welterweight Championship
Win 11–1 Vasily Novikov[14] Submission (rear naked choke) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 2 October 16, 2010 1 2:53 Moscow, Russia[24]
Win 10–1 Vladimir Katyihin[25] Decision (unanimous) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 8 October 1, 2010 2 5:00 Odessa, Ukraine[26]
Win 9–1 Frodo Khasbulaev[11] Submission (rear naked choke) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Finals July 22, 2010 1 3:16 Moscow, Russia[10] 2010 M-1 Eastern Europe Welterweight Selection Final[12]
Win 8–1 Ramazan Abdulzhalilov[8] Decision (unanimous) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 3 May 28, 2010 3 5:00 Kiev, Ukraine[27]
Win 7–1 Radik Iboyan[7] TKO (punches) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 2 April 10, 2010 2 3:54 Kiev, Ukraine[28]
Win 6–1 Seydina Seck[citation needed] Decision (unanimous) Saturn & RusFighters: Battle of Gladiators February 13, 2010 3 5:00 Omsk, Russia[29]
Loss 5–1 Rashid Magomedov[6] Decision (split) M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 9 November 3, 2009 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia[30]
Win 5–0 Aleksey Gonchar[31] Submission (armbar) CSFU: Champions League September 13, 2008 2 3:50 Poltava, Ukraine[32]
Win 4–0 Hamiz Mamedov[33] Decision (unanimous) MOP: Martial Arts Festival May 23, 2008 3 3:00 Ekaterinburg, Russia[34]
Win 3–0 Mukhamed Aushev[35] KO (punches) CFF: International MMA Tournament December 9, 2007 3 2:59 Tyumen, Russia[36]
Win 2–0 Vitaly Gogishvilli Submission (rear naked choke) MG: Georgia vs. Russia October 15, 2005 1 2:05 Tbilisi, Georgia
Win 1–0 Magomed Kurmagomedov[37] Submission (armbar) EFC: Octagon 3 February 27, 2004 2 1:20 Odessa, Ukraine[38]

Except where otherwise indicated, details provided in the record box are taken from Sherdog[3]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Belik, Alexander (November 26, 2010). "Sitting Down With M-1 Challenge Welterweight Contender, Shamil Zavurov". m-1global.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
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  22. ^ http://sambo.ru/media/results/416/74.jpg
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  28. ^ "M-1 Selection 2010 - Eastern Europe Round 2". sherdog.com. April 10, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  29. ^ "Saturn & RusFighters - Battle of Gladiators". sherdog.com. February 13, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  30. ^ "M-1 Challenge - 2009 Selections 9". sherdog.com. November 3, 2009. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Aleksey Gonchar". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  32. ^ "CSFU - Champions League". sherdog.com. September 13, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  33. ^ "Hamiz Mamedov". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  34. ^ "MOP - Martial Arts Festival". sherdog.com. May 23, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  35. ^ "Mukhamed Aushev". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  36. ^ "CFF - International MMA Tournament". sherdog.com. December 9, 2007. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  37. ^ "Magomed Kurmagomedov". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  38. ^ "EFC - Oktogon 3". sherdog.com. February 27, 2004. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 

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