Volk Han

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Magomedkhan Gamzatkhanov
Born (1961-04-15) April 15, 1961 (age 53)
Anchih, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Other names Volk Han ("Wolf Khan")
Nationality Russian Federation
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg; 16.8 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Sambo, shoot wrestling
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Tula, Russia
Team Russian Top Team
RusFighters Sport Club
Years active 1991-2001, 2012
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 21
By knockout 1
By submission 10
By decision 3
Unknown 7
Losses 8
By knockout 2
By submission 3
By decision 2
Unknown 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Magomedkhan Amanulayevich Gamzatkhanov (Russian: Магомедха́н Аманула́евич Гамзатха́нов; born April 15, 1961 in Anchih, Russia), better known by his alias Volk Han (Волк-хан), is a Russian professional wrestler and later a mixed martial artist renowned for his technical mastery of sambo. He was representing Russia in the Russian RINGS team with Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Kopylov, Nikolai Zuyev and Mikhail Ilyukhin.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 1979, Gamzatkhanov began training with five-time world champion in freestyle wrestling Ali Aliyev in the city of Tula. In 1981, he began his two-year service in the USSR military, after which he began training Sambo with Victor Lysenko. In 1984, Gamzatkhanov attended the Police Academy in Moscow. Gamzatkhanov signed the contract with RINGS Fighting Network in 1991.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Fighting Network RINGS
    • 1994 Mega Battle Tournament Winner[3]
    • 1996 Mega Battle Tournament Winner[4]
    • 1995 Mega Battle Tournament Semi-Finalist[5]
    • 1997 Mega Battle Tournament Semi-Finalist[6]
    • Volk Han's personal website credits himself with a 53-22-1 record while fighting for RINGS, with a 6-1 in MMA fights[7]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 21-8-1 Masakatsu Funaki Draw (majority) RINGS/The Outsider: Volk Han Retirement Match December 16, 2012 1 15:00 Tokyo, Japan Retirement Match
Win 21-8 Zaza Tkeshelashvili Submission (armlock) Rings Lithuania: Bushido Rings 2 May 8, 2001 1 N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 20-8 Andrei Kopylov Decision (unanimous) Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria April 6, 2001 2 5:00 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 19-8 Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (unanimous) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 19-7 Bobby Hoffman Decision (unanimous) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block B December 22, 2000 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 18-7 Lee Hasdell TKO (punches) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block B December 22, 2000 2 0:08 Osaka, Japan
Win 17-7 Zaza Tkeshelashvili Submission (guillotine choke) Rings: Russia vs. Georgia August 16, 2000 1 15:46 Tula, Russia
Win 16-7 Branden Lee Hinkle Submission (triangle choke) Rings: Millennium Combine 2 June 15, 2000 1 8:11 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15-7 Cvetko Cvetkov Submission (achilles lock) Rings Russia: Russia vs. Bulgaria May 21, 2000 1 N/A Tula, Russia
Win 14-7 Yasuhito Namekawa Decision (unanimous) Rings Russia: Russia vs. The World May 21, 2000 3 5:00 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 13-7 Zaza Tkeshelashvili KO Rings: Rings Georgia October 8, 1999 1 7:08 Georgia (country)
Loss 13-6 Zaza Tkeshelashvili Decision (unanimous) Rings: Rise 4th June 24, 1999 3 10:00 Japan
Win 13-5 Masayuki Naruse Submission (armbar) Rings: Rise 3rd May 22, 1999 1 4:26 Japan
Win 12-5 Nikolai Zuyev Submission (arm-triangle choke) Rings: Final Capture February 21, 1999 1 4:49 Japan
Loss 11-5 Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Submission (injury) Rings: Third Fighting Integration May 29, 1998 1 10:10 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 11-4 Akira Maeda Submission (verbal) Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1997 Final January 21, 1998 1 4:24 N/A
Loss 11-3 Mikhail Ilyukhin N/A Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1997 Final January 21, 1998 N/A N/A N/A
Win 11-2 Dick Vrij N/A Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1997 Final January 21, 1998 N/A N/A N/A
Win 10-2 Andrei Kopylov Submission (armlock) Rings - Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal 1 October 25, 1997 1 10:52 Japan
Loss 9-2 Kiyoshi Tamura Submission (armbar) Rings - Extension Fighting 7 September 26, 1997 1 12:48 Japan
Win 9-1 Akira Maeda Submission (kneebar) Rings - Extension Fighting 2 April 22, 1997 1 8:47 Japan
Win 8-1 Kiyoshi Tamura N/A Rings - Budokan Hall 1997 January 22, 1997 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan
Win 7-1 Kiyoshi Tamura N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final January 1, 1997 N/A N/A N/A
Win 6-1 Tariel Bitsadze N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final January 1, 1997 N/A N/A N/A
Win 5-1 Tsuyoshi Kohsaka N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final January 1, 1997 N/A N/A N/A
Win 4-1 Masayuki Naruse N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Opening Round October 25, 1996 N/A N/A N/A
Win 3-1 Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Submission (armbar) Rings - Maelstrom 6 August 24, 1996 1 13:52 Japan
Loss 2-1 Hans Nijman TKO Rings - Budokan Hall 1996 January 24, 1996 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-0 Peter Ura N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1995 Opening Round October 21, 1995 N/A N/A N/A
Win 1-0 Akira Maeda Submission Rings - Budokan Hall 1995 January 25, 1995 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan

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