Alan Karaev

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Alan Karaev
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Born (1977-05-19) May 19, 1977 (age 42)
Digora, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Native nameАлан Караев
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight403 lb (183 kg; 28.8 st)
DivisionSuper Heavyweight
TeamRINGS Russia
Years active2005–2006
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission1
By knockout2
By submission1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: April 23, 2011
Medal record
Men's sumo
Representing  Russia
World Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 Cali Heavyweight
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Kaohsiung Heavyweight

Alan Taymurazovich Karaev (Russian: Алан Таймуразович Караев; born May 19, 1977) is a Russian sumo wrestler and former mixed martial artist.


Karaev was born in Digora, North Ossetia and graduated from North Ossetian State University. He became the amateur sumo world champion in 2002 and Russian national champion in 2003. He was also the world arm wrestling champion on seven occasions and Russian national champion multiple times.[1]

He made his debut in mixed martial arts on March 26, 2005 against veteran fighter Gary Goodridge at Hero's 1. Goodridge was able to submit Karaev with a forearm choke in the first round. He returned to face Bob Sapp at Hero's 2 on July 6, 2005 and again lost in the first round, this time via knock out.

On September 17, 2005, he recorded the first win of his career when he knocked out Tomohiko Hashimoto in seven seconds at GCM: D.O.G. 3. This earned his a return to the K-1 Hero's promotion and he took on legendary kickboxer Jérôme Le Banner at K-1 PREMIUM 2005 Dynamite!! on New Year's Eve, 2005. Le Banner defeated Karaev via kicks to the body.

His final fight came on February 4, 2006 when he submitted Koji Kanechika with an americana keylock at a MARS event.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 2 wins 3 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 1 1
By decision 0 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-3 Japan Koji Kanechika Submission (americana) MARS February 4, 2006 1 3:09 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1-3 France Jérôme Le Banner TKO (body kick) K-1 PREMIUM 2005 Dynamite!! December 31, 2005 2 1:14 Osaka, Japan
Win 1-2 Japan Tomohiko Hashimoto TKO (punches) GCM: D.O.G. 3 September 17, 2005 1 0:07 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0-2 United States Bob Sapp KO (punch) Hero's 2 July 6, 2005 1 3:44 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0-1 Trinidad and Tobago Gary Goodridge Submission (forearm choke) Hero's 1 March 26, 2005 1 2:58 Saitama, Japan


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