Batu Khasikov

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Batu Khasikov
Бату Хасиков
Бату Хасиков на заседании Совета Федерации (cropped).jpg
3nd Head of Kalmykia
Assumed office
20 March 2019
Personal details
Born
Batu Sergeyevich Khasikov

(1980-06-28) June 28, 1980 (age 38)
Moscow, Russia
NationalityRussia Russian
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Websitebatukhasikov.com
Military service
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). Retrieved 2011-11-07.)

Black Belts 1st Dan in Seiwakai

Batu Sergeyevich Khasikov[1] (Oirat: Хасгин Бату; Xasgin Batu; born June 28, 1980) is a professional Russian kickboxer, multiple world champion (ISKA,[2] WAKO PRO,[3] WKA[4] and W5 K-1[5] World Champion, WAKO PRO European Champion[6]), 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.[7]

Education[edit]

Batu 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).

Career in sports[edit]

Batu Khasikov was born in Moscow, he moved to Lagan city of 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 three times Russian champion (WAKO), WAKO European champion, gained the championship belts in average weights: on October 2007 Batu defeated Ricardo Fernandes from Portugal (WAKO-Pro), on November 2007 he defeated Harris Norwood (ISKA),[9] on November 2010 he won a victory over Fabio Corelli (WKA).[10]

In 2011 Batu Khasikov defeated renowned kickboxers Albert Kraus [11] 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][14] On November 3 at the ‘Battle of Moscow 8’ event Khasikov knocked out the popular Gago Drago.[15][16][17]

On 24 March 2014 in “Battle of Moscow 15” Fight Nights promotion hosted an event in ‘Rossiya Luzhniki’, where Batu 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 Batu announced that in a case of victory he will end his sport career. For Greek opponent that fight was the opportunity to vindicate himself. The fight was a mighty sensation given Batu’s status as a senator from the Republic of Kalmykia. From the start Batu pressured Mike and controlled the fight throughout, but in the 3rd round Zambidis showed dangerous signs of retaliation. In split decision, Batu won the fight.[18][19] On Federation Council meeting Batu was congratulated on victory.[20]

Batu Khasikov is the three times hand-to-hand fight champion of Main Department of Internal Affairs of the city of Moscow, while he had won more than 200 amateur fights.

Politics[edit]

From 2003 to 2008 Khasikov worked in police establishment. He holds the rank of a senior lieutenant. On March 2008 his duties changed course as a result of election of Federation Council's member of the Republic of Kalmykia.[21]

Batu Khasikov is the leader of «For A Healthy Country» civic organization. The function of organization is healthy life-style promotion. Today All-Russian Social Movement «For A Healthy country» organizes events in different cities on common basis.

Fight Nights[edit]

Batu Khasikov is the promoter and co-founder of Eurasia Fight Nights.[22] 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.[23] Before appointment as Federation Council's member Batu Khasikov was Fight Nights producer and Fight Nights fighter.[24]

Titles[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;[25]
  • 2010 WKA World Champion, -72.5 kg, Moscow (Russia), Battle of Champions 5;[25]
  • 2010 W.A.K.O. Pro World Champion (Low kick rules), 71.8 kg, Moscow (Russia), Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow;[3][25]
  • 2010 W.A.K.O. Amateur European Champion (Low kick rules), -71 kg, Baku (Azerbaijan);[6][26]
  • 2007 ISKA World Champion, freestyle, light-middleweight 72.5 kg (man), Moscow (Russia);[2][25]

Awards[edit]

Honored worker of Physical Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kalmykia.[27]

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

Filmography[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russian: Бату́ Серге́евич Ха́сиков
  2. ^ a b "ISKA UK Official Site - Ratings". Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  3. ^ a b "WAKO PRO Official Site - News". Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  4. ^ "WKA Official Site - Rankings". Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  5. ^ "RT: Khasikov breaks 'Iron Mike' to win W5 belt". Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  6. ^ a b "Official WAKO results". Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-07(see 2010 EC - Baku (Azerbaijan))
  7. ^ "Putin Appoints Kickboxer To Head Kalmykia Region". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  8. ^ Moscow State Pedagogical University web-site
  9. ^ YouTube.com: Khasikov vs Norwood
  10. ^ YouTube.com: Russia Today TV channel about Hasikov vs Corelli
  11. ^ RT.com: Russian beats K-1 legend in Battle of Moscow
  12. ^ mmma-core.com: Mike Zambidis vs. Batu Khasikov - Battle 5
  13. ^ Weekend Results: Batu Khasikov Gets Another Win
  14. ^ Batukhan claims another kickboxing title
  15. ^ allthebestfights.com: Batu Khasikov vs Gago Drago
  16. ^ Batu Khasikov returns on Saturday, also against Gago Drago in November
  17. ^ Batu Khasikov Destroys Gago Drago With First Round KO
  18. ^ YouTube.com: Iron Mike Zambidis vs Batu Khasikov 28/3/2014
  19. ^ fightmag.net: Batu Khasikov wins WKN Kickboxing World Title
  20. ^ "Official site of Batu Khasikov" (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  21. ^ Kommersant business newspaper
  22. ^ Fight Nights web-site (Russian version)
  23. ^ English Translation of Home website
  24. ^ World Kickboxing Network web-site
  25. ^ a b c d "Professional fights in Russia of Batu Khasikov". Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  26. ^ "Fightoder WAKO EC, 22nd October 2010". Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  27. ^ Batu Khasikov celebrity profile
  28. ^ IMDB Shadow boxing 3 (full cast & crew)

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