Magomed Mustafaev

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Magomed Mustafaev
Магомед Мустафаев
Born (1988-08-02) August 2, 1988 (age 30)
Aimaki village, Gergebilsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out ofSochi, Krasnodar krai, Russia
Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
TeamSochi Star Club
Berkut Fight Club
American Top Team
TrainerMansur Uchakaev
Agop Topchyan
Years active2011–2016
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout10
By submission4
By submission2
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.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[2]

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[3] (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.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]

Mustafaev faced Joe Proctor at UFC 194 on December 12, 2015.[7] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[8]

Mustafaev faced Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 99 on November 19, 2016.[9] He lost the fight by submission due to rear-naked choke in the second round. [10]In the fight, he suffered an arm injury and has not fought since.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Magomed Mustafaev interview". Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Magomed Mustafaev in the M-1 Global (Mustafaev vs. Koshkin)". Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Karim Zidan. "Dagestani Dynasty". Bloody Elbow.
  4. ^ TP Grant and Zane Simon. "2015 Bloody Elbow MMA Scouting Report #2 Welterweight: Magomed Mustafaev". Bloody Elbow.
  5. ^ Zane Simon. "Welcome to the UFC, Mustafaev & Johnson". Bloody Elbow.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 69 results: Magomed Mustafaev cuts Piotr Hallmann, forces TKO". MMAjunkie.
  7. ^ "Joe Proctor vs. Magomed Mustafaev added to UFC 194 in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.
  8. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-12-12). "UFC 194 results: Magomed Mustafaev drills Joe Proctor with liver kick, gets quick TKO". Retrieved 2015-12-12.
  9. ^ Staff (2016-10-01). "Kevin Lee says he's fighting Magomed Mustafaev at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  10. ^ Dann Stupp (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 99 results: Kevin Lee submits Magomed Mustafaev, calls out division". Retrieved 2016-11-19.

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