October 30, 1986 |
Sunzhensky District, Chechen–Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Borz, English: The Wolf|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (2007 – 2011)
Middleweight (2011 – 2012)
Welterweight (2013 – 2014)
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fairfield, New Jersey, United States
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
|Team||Red Fury Fight Team
AMA Fight Club
|Rank||National Master of Sports in Sambo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Adlan Mairbekovich Amagov (Russian: Адлан Майрбекович Амагов; born October 30, 1986) is a retired Russian mixed martial artist of Chechen descent, who most recently competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor from 2007-2014, Amagov also formerly competed for Strikeforce and is the former Unifight World Champion.
Originally from the small village of Sernovodsk in Chechnya, Amagov was raised in a war-torn country and in 1994 when he was eight years old, Amagov's school was destroyed. Eventually, he relocated to Moscow, where he began training in Combat Sambo with Fedor Emilianenko and Alexander Emelianenko. In June 2007, Amagov made the transition into mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts career
Amagov made his professional mixed martial arts debut in November 2007 in Russia. He lost his debut bout via submission, but soon amassed a record of 8-1-1 with most of his fights taking place in the ProFC promotion. His brothers Musa Amagov and Beslan Amagov are also professional MMA fighters.
He is managed by Sam Kardan and Mike Constantino of MVC Management.
Following his two wins, Amagov made his debut on a main card at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine on January 7, 2012. He faced former EliteXC Middleweight Champion Robbie Lawler in the co-main event and lost the fight via TKO (flying knee and punches) early in the first round.
Amagov returned to the promotion on August 18, 2012 at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman. He faced Keith Berry at the event and won via TKO early in the first round after a side kick to the knee and punches on the ground.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Amagov made his promotional and Welterweight debut against fellow newcomer and former Strikeforce veteran Chris Spång on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. Amagov dominated the fight from start to finish, earning a unanimous decision victory.
Amagov was expected to face Jason High on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. However, Amagov pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Beneil Dariush. After more than a year of absence from the sport, BloodyElbow editor Karim Zidan stated that Amagov had "no interest" in returning to MMA, and that he wants to "watch his kids grow up and is tired of cutting weight".
|Competitor for Russia|
|NAGA 2011 World Championship|
|2011 Boca Raton, Florida||-93kg|
|NAGA 2012 World Championship|
|2012 Morristown, NJ||-84kg|
Championships and accomplishments
- International Amateur Federation of Unifight
- Unifight World Champion
- Unifight Europe Champion
- NAGA Championship 2nd Place 2011
- NAGA Championship 1st Place 2012
ARG (Army Hand-to-Hand Combat)
- Russian Union of Martial Arts
- Russian Medalist MVD in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||13 wins||2 losses|
|Win||13–2–1||TJ Waldburger||KO (punches)||UFC 166||October 19, 2013||1||3:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–2–1||Chris Spång||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi||April 6, 2013||3||5:00||Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||11–2–1||Keith Berry||TKO (leg kick and punches)||Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman||August 18, 2012||1||0:48||San Diego, California, United States|
|Loss||10–2–1||Robbie Lawler||TKO (flying knee and punches)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine||January 7, 2012||1||1:48||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–1–1||Anthony Smith||KO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers||November 18, 2011||1||2:32||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–1–1||Ron Stallings||Decision (split)||Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III||July 22, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||8–1–1||Evgeny Erokhin||TKO (head kick and punches)||Draka: Governor's Cup 2010||December 18, 2010||1||2:28||Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia|
|Win||7–1–1||Aleksandar Radosavljevic||TKO (doctor stoppage)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 8||October 1, 2010||2||2:10||Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine|
|Draw||6–1–1||Attila Vegh||Draw (unanimous)||APF: Azerbaijan vs. Europe||May 22, 2010||3||5:00||Baku, Baku region, Azerbaijan|
|Win||6–1||Shamil Tinagadjiev||Decision (unanimous)||ProFC: Commonwealth Cup||April 23, 2010||2||5:00||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||5–1||Denys Liadovyi||TKO (punches)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 5||February 13, 2010||1||2:58||Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Maskhat Akhmetov||KO (spinning hook kick)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 4||December 19, 2009||1||0:17||Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||3–1||Gadzhimurad Antigulov||KO (punches)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 2||September 25, 2009||1||4:05||Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||2–1||Besiki Gerenava||Decision (unanimous)||ProFC: President Cup||October 25, 2008||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia|
|Win||1–1||Ansar Chalangov||Decision (unanimous)||Perm Regional MMA Federation: MMA Professional Cup||April 25, 2008||2||5:00||Perm, Perm Krai, Russia|
|Loss||0–1||Oleksiy Oliynyk||Submission (ezekiel choke)||Perm Regional MMA Federation: MMA Professional Cup||November 23, 2007||1||1:00||Perm, Perm Krai, Russia|
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- Giratório perfeito, nocaute instantâneo with video
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- Staff (2013-12-20). "Jason High announces he’s fighting newcomer Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
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