January 1, 1987|
Anapa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Residence||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Style||Freestyle Wrestling, Boxing, Sambo|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
American Top Team
|Rank||Master of Sports in Freestyle Wrestling|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Gadzhimurad Antigulov (Russian: Гаджимурад Антигулов; born January 1, 1989) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage who competes in Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the two times Light Heavyweight champion for Absolute Championship Berkut. As of 26 July 2018, he is the #15 ranked contender in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.
As wrestling is the national sport in Dagestan, Antigulov started training wrestling at the young age and transitioned to MMA when the sport was introduced to his country.
He splits his training into two sessions per day. He starts with a run and then focuses on striking skills and wrestling on the second part of the morning training. A second training session will follow later of the day after a rest during the early afternoon. He also train with American Top team for his fights.
A devout Sunni Muslim
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Antigulov made his promotional debut on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 against Marcos Rogério de Lima. He took his first UFC win via a guillotine choke on 67 seconds into round one. He earned the Performance of the Night bonus.
Antigulov was scheduled to face Ion Cuțelaba on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217. However, Antigulov pulled out of the fight on September 26 citing an injury, and was replaced by new comer Michal Oleksiejczuk.
Antigulov was expected to face Aleksandar Rakic on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28. However, it was reported on February 7, 2018 that Antigulov was pulled from the fight, citing injury, as a result, the bout was cancelled.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||20 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||20–5||Ion Cuțelaba||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||1||4:25||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||20–4||Joachim Christensen||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 211||May 13, 2017||1||2:21||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||19–4||Marcos Rogério de Lima||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2||November 19, 2016||1||1:07||São Paulo, Brazil||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||18–4||Muslim Makhmudov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ACB 35||May 6, 2016||2||4:21||Tbilisi, Georgia||Defended the ACB Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||17–4||Jorge Luis Bezerra||TKO (punches)||ACB 27||December 20, 2015||1||2:00||Dushanbe, Tajikistan||Non-title bout.|
|Win||16–4||Cassio Barbosa de Oliveira||TKO (punches)||ACB 20||June 14, 2015||1||0:12||Sochi, Russia||Non-title bout.|
|Win||15–4||Artur Astakhov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Union MMA Pro||February 21, 2015||1||0:33||Krasnodar, Russia|
|Win||14–4||Hracho Darpinyan||Decision (unanimous)||ACB Grand Prix Berkut 11||November 15, 2014||3||5:00||Grozny, Russia||Non-title bout.|
|Win||13–4||Ruslan Khaskhanov||TKO (punches)||ACB Grand Prix Berkut 9||June 22, 2014||1||3:53||Grozny, Russia||Won the ACB Light Heayweight Championship. ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||12–4||Nikolai Boyarczuk||Submission (guillotine choke)||ACB Grand Prix Berkut 7||May 18, 2014||1||0:42||Grozny, Russia||ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||11–4||Mikhail Bureshkin||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ACB Grand Prix Berkut 6||April 20, 2014||1||1:47||Grozny, Russia||ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||10–4||Ilya Kolodyazhny||TKO (punches)||ACB Grand Prix Berkut 3||March 16, 2014||1||0:47||Grozny, Russia||ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round.|
|Win||9–4||Roman Ishchenko||Submission (anaconda choke)||Oplot Challenge 96||January 18, 2014||1||1:25||Kharkov, Ukraine|
|Win||8–4||Muslim Tutaev||Submission (armbar)||Versia Fighting Championship 2||December 31, 2013||1||0:35||Pyatigorsk, Russia|
|Win||7–4||Magomed Sharudinov||Submission (kneebar)||Versia Fighting Championship 2||December 31, 2013||1||2:24||Pyatigorsk, Russia|
|Loss||6–4||Reinaldo da Silva||Submission (armbar)||Legion Fight 14||April 27, 2013||1||2:55||Taganrog, Russia|
|Loss||6–3||Viktor Nemkov||Submission (guillotine choke)||M-1 Challenge 36||December 8, 2012||1||1:30||Mytishchi, Russia|
|Loss||6–2||Abdul-Kerim Edilov||TKO (punches)||Dictator Fighting Championship 1||June 28, 2012||1||2:28||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||6–1||Dmitry Voitov||Submission (triangle choke)||M-1 Global: M-1 Fighter 2012 Quarterfinals||April 22, 2012||1||N/A||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||5–1||Jevgenij Lapin||Submission (armbar)||ProFC Grand Prix Global: Russia 2||October 7, 2011||1||1;45||Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Igor Savelyev||Submission (guillotine choke)||Boets Cup 2011||August 12, 2011||1||0:58||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||3–1||Artur Korchemny||Submission (armbar)||Boets Cup 2011||August 12, 2011||1||0:42||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||2–1||Igor Sliusarchuk||Submission (armbar)||Boets Cup 2011||August 11, 2011||1||0:25||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||1–1||Sergey Filimonov||Submission (guillotine choke)||M-1 Selection 2011: European Tournament||April 1, 2011||2||0:51||Makhachkala, Russia|
|Loss||0–1||Adlan Amagov||KO (punches)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 2||September 25, 2009||1||4:05||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
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