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Batu Khasikov
Бату Хасиков
Хаска Бату
Khasikov in 2019
3rd Head of Kalmykia
Assumed office
20 March 2019
Preceded byAleksey Orlov
Russian Federation Senator
from Kalmykia
In office
21 November 2012 – 14 September 2014
Preceded byMikhail Kapura
Succeeded byYury Biryukov
Member of the People's Khural of Kalmykia
In office
Personal details
Batu Sergeyevich Khasikov

(1980-06-28) June 28, 1980 (age 44)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Batu Khasikov
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
TeamFight Nights
Kickboxing record
By knockout35
Other information
UniversityMoscow State Pedagogical University

Batu Sergeyevich Khasikov[a] (born 28 June 1980) is a Russian politician, activist and former kickboxer who has served as Head of the Republic of Kalmykia since 2019. He previously served as a Russian Federation Senator from 2012 to 2014 and Member of the People's Khural from 2008 to 2012.[1]

As a former professional kickboxer, he has won several world championships.

Personal life[edit]

He was born to an ethnically diverse family, with his father being a Kalmyk and his mother a Tatar.[2] He is a Buddhist.[3]

Khasikov is married. He has two children.[4] His wife, Elena Khasikova (maiden name Shchur), is a fashion designer[5] who graduated from the Ufa State University of Economics and Service [ru] with a degree in hotel management in 2009 and in 2013 from the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health with a degree in athleticism.[6]

On 5 August 2020, Khasikov became one of the first Governors in Russia to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.[7]


Khasikov graduated from the Moscow State Pedagogical University, the faculty of physical culture.[8] He continued postgraduate study in Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Candidate of political science, 2012). In February 2016, having considered the application of representatives of the Dissernet community, the Dissertation Council of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia cancelled Khasikov's PhD degree.[9]

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, Khasikov kept training, and in 2000–2001 he won several Seiwakai and Kyokushin competitions.[citation needed]

In the course of 2005–2010 Khasikov became a three-time Russian champion (WAKO), WAKO European champion, and gained the championship belts in average weights. In October 2007, Khasikov 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” 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 has also had more than 200 amateur bouts.[20]


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.[21]

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.


On 20 November 2022, against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Khasikov was sanctioned by the United Kingdom, noting that "the region he controls is one of the poorest ethnic republics in Russia, from which a significant number of mobilized soldiers were called up for the war." For similar reasons, he was added into the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List of the Office of Foreign Assets Control by the United States Department of the Treasury on 24 February 2023.[22][23]

Khasikov was sanctioned by the UK government in 2022 in relation to Russo-Ukrainian War.[24]

Fight Nights[edit]

Khasikov is the promoter and co-founder of Eurasia Fight Nights.[25] 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.[26] Before appointment as Federation Council's member, Khasikov was a Fight Nights producer and a Fight Nights fighter.[27]

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;[28]
  • 2010 WKA World Champion, -72.5 kg, Moscow (Russia), Battle of Champions 5;[28]
  • 2010 W.A.K.O. Pro World Champion (Low kick rules), 71.8 kg, Moscow (Russia), Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow;[29][28]
  • 2010 W.A.K.O. Amateur European Champion (Low kick rules), -71 kg, Baku (Azerbaijan);[30][31]
  • 2007 ISKA World Champion, freestyle, light-middleweight 72.5 kg (man), Moscow (Russia);[32][28]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record
67 Wins (35 (T)KO's), 13 Losses, 3 Draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2014-03-28 Win Greece Mike Zambidis Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 15 Moscow, Russia Decision (Split) 5 3:00
For WKN Super Welterweight Oriental Rules World Championship -72.6 kg.
2012-11-03 Win Armenia Gago Drago Battle of Moscow 8 Moscow, Russia KO (right cross) 1
2012-10-14 Win Iran Mohamed Reza Nazari Team Russia vs. Team Asia Khabarovsk, Russia TKO (broken jaw) 3
Wins WAKO Pro low kick rules middleweight world title (-75 kg)
2012-05-04 Win South Africa Warren Stevelmans Battle in Kalmykia Elista, Russia Decision (Split) 3 3:00
2011-11-05 Win Greece Mike Zambidis W5 Moscow, Russia TKO (referee stoppage) 1 1:51
Wins W5 World title (-71 kg)
2011-03-12 Win Netherlands Albert Kraus Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 3 Moscow, Russia Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2010-11-19 Win Italy Fabio Corelli Battle of Champions 5 Moscow, Russia KO 2
Wins WKA World title (-72.5 kg)
2010-06-05 Win Portugal Ricardo Fernandes Battle at Moscow Moscow, Russia RTD 3 2:16
Wins WAKO Pro low kick rules light middleweight world title (-71.8 kg)
2009-10-02 Loss Portugal Ricardo Fernandes Battle of Champions in Elista Elista, Russia Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Fight was for vacant WAKO Pro low kick rules light middleweight world title (-71.8 kg)
2007-11-30 Win United States Haris Norwood Battle of Champions Moscow, Russia KO
Wins ISKA World title (-71 kg)
2007-05-19 Win Russia Rizvan Isaev Battle of Champions 2 Moscow, Russia Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes


Honoured worker of Physical Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kalmykia.[33]

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. ^ /bəˈt ˈxɑːsɪkɒf/ bə-TOO KHAH-sik-off; Russian: Бату Сергеевич Хасиков, pronounced [bɐˈtu sʲɪrʲˈgʲejɪvɪtɕ ˈxasʲɪkəf]; Oirat: Хаска Бату, romanized: Khaska Batu, pronounced [χasə̆ˈqʰa paˈtʰu]


  1. ^ "Putin Appoints Kickboxer To Head Kalmykia Region". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  2. ^ "Назначение главой Калымкии кикбоксера Бату Хасикова оценили спортсмены". 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ "РИА Калмыкия - Бату Хасиков: "Уверен, что приезд Учителя вдохновит многих жителей Калмыкии"". riakalm.ru. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  4. ^ "РИА Калмыкия - Глава Калмыкии раскрыл сведения о доходах". riakalm.ru. 11 May 2022. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  5. ^ "Жена главы Калмыкии Хасикова поделилась фотографиями Парижа | Республика Калмыкия". ФедералПресс (in Russian). 29 March 2021. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  6. ^ "Бату Хасиков - Глава Республики Калмыкия. Биография, Статьи, Фото, Видео - Свободная Пресса". svpressa.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  7. ^ "Глава Калмыкии заболел коронавирусом". rbc.ru. 5 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Moscow State Pedagogical University web-site". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  9. ^ "Путин назначил кикбоксера врио главы Калмыкии". Ведомости (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  10. ^ Бату Хасиков VS Норвуд Хэррис, retrieved 2022-12-01
  11. ^ Batu Khasikov neuer WKA Weltmeister, retrieved 2022-12-01
  12. ^ mmma-core.com: Mike Zambidis vs. Batu Khasikov - Battle 5
  13. ^ Weekend Results: Batu Khasikov Gets Another Win
  14. ^ "Batu Khasikov vs Gago Drago - full fight Video Battle of Moscow 8". All The Best Fights.com. 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  15. ^ "Liver Kick". Liver Kick. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  16. ^ Batu Khasikov Destroys Gago Drago With First Round KO
  17. ^ YouTube.com: Iron Mike Zambidis vs Batu Khasikov 28/3/2014
  18. ^ "FIGHTMAG | fight news, events, live results, photos, videos". FIGHTMAG. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  19. ^ "Official site of Batu Khasikov" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  20. ^ "Хасиков, Бату Сергеевич". ТАСС. Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  21. ^ "Фактор чемпиона Как кикбоксер Бату Хасиков, избегая поражений, стал главой Калмыкии". Meduza (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-12-01.
  22. ^ "Russia-related Designations and Designations Updates; Publication of Russia-related Frequently Asked Question". U.S. Department of Treasury. 2023-02-24. Retrieved 2023-03-29.
  23. ^ "Consolidated List of Financial Targets in the UK" (PDF). Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury. 2022-11-30. Retrieved 2023-03-29.
  25. ^ Fight Nights web-site (Russian version)
  26. ^ English Translation of Home website
  27. ^ World Kickboxing Network web-site
  28. ^ a b c d "Professional fights in Russia of Batu Khasikov". Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  29. ^ "WAKO PRO Official Site - News". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  30. ^ "Official WAKO results". Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-07(see 2010 EC - Baku (Azerbaijan)){{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  31. ^ "Fightoder WAKO EC, 22nd October 2010". 21 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  32. ^ "ISKA UK Official Site - Ratings". Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  33. ^ Batu Khasikov celebrity profile
  34. ^ IMDB Shadow boxing 3 (full cast & crew)

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