|Magomed Mustafaev |
|Born||August 2, 1988|
Aimaki village, Gergebilsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Sochi, Krasnodar krai, Russia |
Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
|Team||Sochi Star Club|
Berkut Fight Club
American Top Team
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Magomed Mustafaevich Mustafaev (Russian: Магомед Мустафаевич Мустафаев; born August 2, 1988 in Dagestan) is a retired Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage who competed in the Lightweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2011, he has also competed for M-1 Global.
Magomed Mustafaev was born on February 8, 1988, in the village of Aimaki in modern-day Dagestan. He began training in freestyle wrestling while in elementary school. After high school, he moved to Sochi and started training MMA. He is the winner of the Pankration Black Sea Cup.
Mixed martial arts career
Mustafaev made his professional mixed martial arts debut on April 29, 2011, defeating fellow Russian Marat Medzhidov by TKO in the first round. The only loss on his professional record came in his next fight less than three months later against Dagestani Arsen Ubaidulaev due to a rear-naked choke.
Mustafaev faced to Russian MMA prospect Andrei Koshkin on March 14, 2014 at M-1 Challenge 46. He won via submission in the second round.
On September 1, 2014, Mustafaev competed in the Sochi Star 2014 Welterweight Grand Prix. Mustafaev defeated Amirkhan Adaev and Gleb Morozov both by KO in the first round. Mustafaev followed up with another winning performance against Russian MMA prospect and WSOF fighter Abubakar Nurmagomedov (brother of undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov) to claim the tournament victory and propel himself into consideration for a shot in a top tier MMA promotion.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Following the tournament victory and a 10 fight win streak in various Russian MMA events, Mustafaev signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 6, 2014. In his move from Russian MMA promotions to the UFC, Mustafaev transitioned from welterweight to the lightweight division.
Mustafaev first fought in the UFC opposite Piotr Hallmann on June 20, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne in Berlin, Germany . Mustafaev won by TKO (doctor's stoppage) in the second round due to multiple cuts around the eyes of Hallmann.
Mustafaev faced Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 99 on November 19, 2016. He lost the fight by submission due to rear-naked choke in the second round. In the fight, he suffered an arm injury and has not fought since.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||14 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||14–2||Kevin Lee||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2||November 19, 2016||2||4:31||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||14–1||Joe Proctor||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC 194||December 12, 2015||1||1:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–1||Piotr Hallmann||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne||June 20, 2015||2||3:24||Berlin, Germany||Return to Lightweight.|
|Win||12–1||Abubakar Nurmagomedov||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Sochi Star Club: Sochi Star Tournament 1||September 1, 2014||1||4:11||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||11–1||Gleb Morozov||KO (punches)||Sochi Star Club: Sochi Star Tournament 1||September 1, 2014||1||0:34||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||10–1||Amirkhan Adaev||KO (slam)||Sochi Star Club: Sochi Star Tournament 1||September 1, 2014||1||1:38||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||9–1||Andrei Koshkin||Verbal Submission (heel hook)||M-1 Challenge 46||March 14, 2014||2||0:39||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||8–1||Lom-Ali Nalgiev||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legion Fight 18||December 26, 2013||2||2:45||Sochi, Russia||Lightweight bout.|
|Win||7–1||Guseyn Omarov||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Legion Fight 17||November 28, 2013||2||1:39||Vladikavkaz, Russia|
|Win||6–1||Islam Begidov||KO (punches)||Legion Fight 15||September 15, 2013||1||1:55||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||5–1||Artyom Egorov||Submission (armbar)||Legion Fight 15||September 15, 2013||1||1:55||Sochi, Russia||Return to Welterweight.|
|Win||4–1||Vadim Ogar||Submission (triangle choke)||Legion Fight 12||January 16, 2013||1||1:15||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||3–1||Dmitry Korobeynikov||TKO (punches)||Legion Fight 12||January 16, 2013||1||2:40||Rostov Oblast, Russia|
|Win||2–1||Sakhil Askarov||TKO (corner stoppage)||Legion Fight 10||March 10, 2012||2||2:20||Sochi, Russia||Lightweight debut.|
|Loss||1–1||Arsen Ubaidulaev||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legion Fight 9||July 8, 2011||2||3:20||Sochi, Russia||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||1–0||Marat Medzhidov||TKO (punches)||Legion Fight 7||April 29, 2011||1||4:55||Sochi, Russia|
- "Magomed Mustafaev interview". fc-berkut.ru. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- "Magomed Mustafaev in the M-1 Global (Mustafaev vs. Koshkin)". youtube.com. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- Karim Zidan. "Dagestani Dynasty". Bloody Elbow.
- TP Grant and Zane Simon. "2015 Bloody Elbow MMA Scouting Report #2 Welterweight: Magomed Mustafaev". Bloody Elbow.
- Zane Simon. "Welcome to the UFC, Mustafaev & Johnson". Bloody Elbow.
- "UFC Fight Night 69 results: Magomed Mustafaev cuts Piotr Hallmann, forces TKO". MMAjunkie.
- "Joe Proctor vs. Magomed Mustafaev added to UFC 194 in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.
- Matt Erickson (2015-12-12). "UFC 194 results: Magomed Mustafaev drills Joe Proctor with liver kick, gets quick TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
- Staff (2016-10-01). "Kevin Lee says he's fighting Magomed Mustafaev at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
- Dann Stupp (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 99 results: Kevin Lee submits Magomed Mustafaev, calls out division". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.