Batu Khasikov

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Batu Khasikov
Бату Хасиков
Batu Khasikov (2019-07-31).jpg
Head of Kalmykia
Assumed office
20 March 2019
Preceded byAleksey Orlov
Senator from Kalmykia
In office
21 November 2012 – 14 September 2014
Preceded byMikhail Kapura
Succeeded byYury Biryukov
Personal details
Batu Sergeyevich Khasikov

(1980-06-28) June 28, 1980 (age 41)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussia Russian
Batu Khasikov
Batu Khasikov (2019-07-31).jpg
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Division? light-middleweight
? Welterweight
StyleKyokushin Karate, kickboxing
TeamFight Nights
RankInternational Master of Sports in Kickboxing

Master of Sports in Sambo
Black Belt 1st Dan in Kyokushin kaikan
Black belt in Jujutsu
Master of Sports in Hand-to Hand Fighting ("HRF" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
Master of Martial Arts ("RUMA" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-11-13. Retrieved 2011-11-07.)

Black Belts 1st Dan in Seiwakai
Kickboxing record
By knockout6
Other information
UniversityMoscow State Pedagogical University
last updated on: November 3, 2012

Batu Sergeyevich Khasikov[1] (Oirat: Хасгин Бату; Hasgin Batu; born June 28, 1980) is a professional Russian kickboxer, multiple world champion (ISKA,[2] WAKO PRO,[3] WKA[4] and W5 K-1 World Champion, WAKO PRO European Champion[5]), social and political activist, member of the People's Khural of Kalmykia (2008-2012) and representative for the Republic of Kalmykia in the Federation Council (2012-2014). On 20 March 2019, Khasikov was appointed by Vladimir Putin to become the 3rd Head of the Republic of Kalmykia.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He was born to a Kalmyk father and a Tatar mother.[7]

On 5 August 2020, Khasikov announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.[8]


Batu graduated from the Moscow State Pedagogical University, the faculty of physical culture.[9] He continued postgraduate study in Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Candidate of political science, 2012).

Career in sports[edit]

Khasikov was born in Moscow, and later in his childhood he moved to Lagan, in the Republic of Kalmykia. There he began training in Kyokushin at the age of 11. Having moved to Moscow in 1997, Batu kept training, and in 2000–2001 he won several Seiwakai and Kyokushin competitions. Khasikov then mastered hand-to-hand combat, Kickboxing, sambo, ju-jutsu and muay thai, and from 2005 competed in kickboxing on continuing basis.

In the course of 2005–2010 Batu became a three-time Russian champion (WAKO), WAKO European champion, and gained the championship belts in average weights. In October 2007, Batu defeated Ricardo Fernandes from Portugal (WAKO-Pro), in November 2007, he defeated Harris Norwood (ISKA),[10] in and November 2010, he won a victory over Fabio Corelli (WKA).[11]

In 2011, Khasikov defeated renowned kickboxers Albert Kraus and Mike Zambidis[12] in K-1 (W5 World Champion title was gained).

On 4 May 2012 on MMA festival “The battle of Kalmykia” Batu Khasikov defeated Warren Stevelmans. In November of the same year, he won the K-1 WAKO-Pro title after defeating Mohammad Reza Nazari.[13] On 3 November, at the "Battle of Moscow 8" event, Khasikov knocked out the popular Gago Drago.[14][15][16]

On 24 March 2014 the “Battle of Moscow 15” Fight Nights promoter hosted an event in "Rossiya Luzhniki", where Khasikov and Mike Zambidis had a rematch fight, which was the main event of tournament. That fight was a matter of principle for both opponents. Before the fight, Khasikov announced that he would retire if he won the fight. For Zambidis, the fight was an opportunity to vindicate himself. The fight was a mighty sensation given Khaskov's status as a senator from the Republic of Kalmykia. From the start, Khasikov pressured Zambidis and controlled the fight throughout, but in the third round, Zambidis showed dangerous signs of retaliation. In a split decision, Khasikov won the fight.[17][18] On Federation Council meeting, Khasikov was congratulated on victory.[19]

Khasikov is the three-time hand-to-hand fight champion of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of the city of Moscow, while he had won more than 200 amateur fights.[citation needed]


From 2003 to 2008, Khasikov worked in police establishment. He holds the rank of a senior lieutenant. In March 2008, his duties changed course as a result of his election of Federation Council's member of the Republic of Kalmykia.[20]

Khasikov is the leader of the "For a Healthy Country" civic organization. The function of organization is healthy lifestyle promotion. Today, the All-Russian Social Movement "For A Healthy country" organizes events in different cities on a regular basis.

Fight Nights[edit]

Khasikov is the promoter and co-founder of Eurasia Fight Nights.[21] Fight Nights is a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in Russia which also promotes shows in other Russian-speaking countries. Its live events and competitions have been broadcast on Russia-2 and REN TV.[22] Before appointment as Federation Council's member, Khasikov was a Fight Nights producer and a Fight Nights fighter.[23]

Championships and awards[edit]

  • 2014 WKN Super Welterweight Oriental Rules World Champion -72.6 kg
  • 2012 W.A.K.O. Pro World Champion -75 kg (Low kick rules)
  • 2011 W5 World Champion, 71 kg, Moscow (Russia), Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 5;[24]
  • 2010 WKA World Champion, -72.5 kg, Moscow (Russia), Battle of Champions 5;[24]
  • 2010 W.A.K.O. Pro World Champion (Low kick rules), 71.8 kg, Moscow (Russia), Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow;[3][24]
  • 2010 W.A.K.O. Amateur European Champion (Low kick rules), -71 kg, Baku (Azerbaijan);[5][25]
  • 2007 ISKA World Champion, freestyle, light-middleweight 72.5 kg (man), Moscow (Russia);[2][24]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes


Honoured worker of Physical Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kalmykia.[26]

The owner of "Golden belt" of Russian Union of martial arts in nomination "The Brightest Victory of Year" (the 7-th national award ceremony).


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Russian: Бату́ Серге́евич Ха́сиков
  2. ^ a b "ISKA UK Official Site - Ratings". Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  3. ^ a b "WAKO PRO Official Site - News". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  4. ^ "WKA Official Site - Rankings". Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  5. ^ a b "Official WAKO results". Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-07(see 2010 EC - Baku (Azerbaijan))CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  6. ^ "Putin Appoints Kickboxer To Head Kalmykia Region". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  7. ^ "Назначение главой Калымкии кикбоксера Бату Хасикова оценили спортсмены".
  8. ^ "Глава Калмыкии заболел коронавирусом".
  9. ^ "Moscow State Pedagogical University web-site". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  10. ^ Khasikov vs Norwood
  11. ^ Russia Today TV channel about Hasikov vs Corelli
  12. ^ Mike Zambidis vs. Batu Khasikov - Battle 5
  13. ^ Weekend Results: Batu Khasikov Gets Another Win
  14. ^ Batu Khasikov vs Gago Drago
  15. ^ Batu Khasikov returns on Saturday, also against Gago Drago in November
  16. ^ Batu Khasikov Destroys Gago Drago With First Round KO
  17. ^ Iron Mike Zambidis vs Batu Khasikov 28/3/2014
  18. ^ Batu Khasikov wins WKN Kickboxing World Title
  19. ^ "Official site of Batu Khasikov" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  20. ^ Kommersant business newspaper
  21. ^ Fight Nights web-site (Russian version)
  22. ^ English Translation of Home website
  23. ^ World Kickboxing Network web-site
  24. ^ a b c d "Professional fights in Russia of Batu Khasikov". Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  25. ^ "Fightoder WAKO EC, 22nd October 2010". Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  26. ^ Batu Khasikov celebrity profile
  27. ^ IMDB Shadow boxing 3 (full cast & crew)

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