Mairbek Taisumov

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Mairbek Taisumov
Майрбек Тайсумов
Mairbek Taisumov.jpg
Born (1988-08-08) August 8, 1988 (age 30) [1]
Grozny, Chechen-Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other namesBeckan, The Newcomer killer
NationalityRussian
Austrian
EthnicityChechen
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Reach73 in (185 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofVienna, Austria
Grozny, Russia
TeamTiger Muay Thai[3]
MMA Vienna
TrainerMuay Thai: Kru Phet
Wresting: Zelimkhan Huseynov
MMA: Roger Huerta, George Hickman
BJJ: Alex Schild, Chris Vamos
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total31
Wins26
By knockout15
By submission9
By decision2
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mairbek Vakhaevich Taisumov (Russian: Майрбек Вахаевич Тайсумов; born August 8, 1988 in Chechnya) is a Russian-Austrian mixed martial artist of Chechen descent. He fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and previously fought for M-1 Global.[4] He was UFC ranked as the #15 lightweight of 14 September, 2017.[5]

Early and personal life[edit]

Taisumov was born on August 8, 1988, in Grozny, the capital of the modern-day Chechen Republic of Russia. He is from the Yalkhoy (Biytro gar) teip (clan). He fights out of Vienna, Austria and trains at MMA Vienna and Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.[6] He started his sporting career as a football player before realizing fighting was his true passion and devoting his career to martial arts. He made his professional MMA debut in 2007.[7] He is a devout Sunni Muslim. In July of 2018, Taisumov got a Moroccan citizenship to aid him in getting a U.S. visa.[8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

M-1 Global[edit]

Taisumov spent much of his career fighting for M-1 Global. He made his M-1 Global debut against Borys Mankowski on February 5, 2010, winning via TKO in the second round.[9]

Taisumov knocked out Julien Boussuge in the first round on May 29, 2010, at M-1 Selection 2010: Western Europe Round 3.[10]

Taisumov submitted Serhiy Adamchuk in the first round on July 22, 2010, to win the M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Tournament.[11]

Taisumov was poked in the eye by Artem Damkovsky in the third round of a M-1 Global Lightweight Championship bout on October 28, 2010, and lost via doctor stoppage.[12]

Taisumov defeated M-1 veteran Yuri Ivlev by second-round TKO on March 5, 2011, at M-1 Challenge 23.[13]

Taisumov knocked out Josh Bacallao in the first round on July 8, 2011, at M-1 Challenge 26.[14]

Taisumov knocked out Joshua Thorpe in the second round on November 20, 2011, at M-1 Global: Fedor vs Monson.[15]

Taisumov lost a split decision to Marat Gafurov on June 21, 2012, at M-1 Global: Fedor vs Rizzo.[16]

Taisumov was expected to face Musa Khamanaev for the M-1 Global Lightweight Championship on November 15, 2012 at M-1 Challenge 35.[17] The bout was cancelled for unknown reasons.[18] Taisumov instead faced Leon Del Gaudio, whom he submitted in the first round.[19]

Taisumov made Niko Puhakka submit to first-round leg kicks on June 8, 2013, at M-1 Challenge 40.[20]

In his final M-1 Global bout, Taisumov submitted Artem Damkovsky in the third round of a rematch on November 30, 2013, at M-1 Challenge 44.[21]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Taisumov made his UFC debut against Tae Hyun Bang on January 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 34, winning a dominant unanimous decision.[22]

Taisumov was expected to face UFC veteran Gleison Tibau on March 23, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 38.[23] Tibau pulled out of the bout due to a knee injury and was replaced by Michel Prazeres, who won a dominant unanimous decision.[24]

Taisumov beat newcomer Marcin Bandel by first-round TKO on October 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 53.[25]

Taisumov was expected to face Yan Cabral on January 24, 2015, at UFC on Fox 14.[26] Cabral pulled out of the fight due to a knee injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Anthony Christodoulou, who Taisumov knocked out in the second round.[27]

His contract up, Taisumov announced a new five-fight contract on Twitter on February 8, 2015.[28]

Taisumov beat Alan Patrick by second-round TKO on June 20, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 69, earning a "Performance of the Night" bonus of $50,000.[29][30]

Taisumov was expected to face Beneil Dariush on January 17, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 81.[31] Dariush pulled out of the fight in early December citing injury and was replaced by Chris Wade.[32] However, Taisumov was removed from the fight over reported visa issues and was replaced by Mehdi Baghdad.[33]

Taisumov beat promotional newcomer Damir Hadžović by TKO on April 10, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 86, earning his second $50,000 "Performance of the Night" bonus.[34][35]

Taisumov was expected to face Nik Lentz at UFC 203 on September 10, 2016.[36] However, Taisumov was removed from the fight during the week before the event over reported visa issues and was replaced by promotional newcomer Michael McBride.[37]

Taisumov was expected to face Joaquim Silva on May 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.[38] However, Taisumov pulled out of the fight on May 16 citing a knee injury.[39] He was replaced by Reza Madadi.[40]

Taisumov faced UFC newcomer Felipe Silva on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov.[41] He won the fight by knockout in the first round.[42] The win earned Taisumov his third consecutive Performance of the Night bonus award.[43]

Taisumov was expected to face Evan Dunham on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223.[44] However, Taisumov was removed from the fight on March 9 again over reported visa issues. Dunham will now face Olivier Aubin-Mercier at the event.[45][46]

Taisumov faced Desmond Green on September 15, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 136.[47] At weigh-ins, Taisumov weighted five pounds over the lightweight non-title fight limit of 156 and was fined 40% of his purse to Green.[48] Taisumov won the fight by unanimous decision.[49]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 28–5 Desmond Green Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oliynyk September 15, 2018 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Catchweight (161 lbs) bout; Taisumov missed weight.
Win 27–5 Felipe Silva KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve September 2, 2017 1 1:24 Rotterdam, Netherlands Performance of the Night.
Win 26–5 Damir Hadžović KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos April 10, 2016 1 3:44 Zagreb, Croatia Performance of the Night.
Win 25–5 Alan Patrick TKO (head kick and punches) UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne June 20, 2015 2 1:30 Berlin, Germany Performance of the Night.
Win 24–5 Anthony Christodoulou KO (punches) UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson January 24, 2015 2 0:38 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 23–5 Marcin Bandel TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story October 4, 2014 1 1:01 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 22–5 Michel Prazeres Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 March 23, 2014 3 5:00 Natal, Brazil
Win 22–4 Tae Hyun Bang Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim January 4, 2014 3 5:00 Marina Bay, Singapore
Win 21–4 Artem Damkovsky Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Global - M-1 Challenge 44 November 30, 2013 3 2:25 Tula, Russia Catchweight (163 lbs) bout.
Win 20–4 Niko Puhakka Submission (leg kicks) M-1 Global - M-1 Challenge 40 June 8, 2013 1 1:32 Ingushetia, Russia
Win 19–4 Leon Del Gaudio Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 Challenge 35 - Emelianenko vs. Monson November 15, 2012 1 3:45 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Loss 18–4 Marat Gafurov Decision (split) M-1 Global - Fedor vs. Rizzo June 21, 2012 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 18–3 Amirkham Glazunov KO (slam) Sochi Sambo Tournament 3 April 18, 2012 1 0:23 Sochi, Russia
Win 17–3 Luca Poclit Submission (punches) EMS - Middleweight Tournament Opening Round March 24, 2012 1 1:57 Iași, Romania
Win 16–3 Joshua Thorpe KO (punches) M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson November 20, 2011 2 3:19 Moscow, Russia Welterweight bout.
Win 15–3 Josh Bacallao KO (punch) M-1 Challenge 26: Garner vs. Bennett 2 July 8, 2011 1 2:01 Costa Mesa, California, United States
Win 14–3 Yuri Ivlev TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 23: Guram vs. Grishin March 5, 2011 2 1:38 Moscow, Russia
Win 13–3 Ivica Trušček Submission (rear-naked choke) GCF 1 - Judgement Day December 5, 2010 1 1:19 Prague, Czech Republic
Loss 12–3 Artem Damkovsky TKO (doctor stoppage) M-1 Challenge 21: Guram vs. Garner October 28, 2010 3 2:52 Saint Petersburg, Russia For the M-1 Global Lightweight Championship.
Win 12–2 Serhiy Adamchuk Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Finals July 22, 2010 1 3:04 Moscow, Russia Won the M-1 Selection Eastern Europe Tournament.
Win 11–2 Julien Boussuge KO (punch) M-1 Selection 2010: Western Europe Round 3 May 29, 2010 1 4:11 Uusimaa, Finland
Win 10–2 Petr Cajnak Submission (rear-naked choke) HC 5 - Hell Cage 5 March 28, 2010 1 0:26 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 9–2 Borys Mańkowski TKO (punches) M-1 Selection 2010: Western Europe Round 1 February 5, 2010 2 0:55 Hilversum, Netherlands
Win 8–2 Markus Niskanen TKO (punches) Cage 11 - Battle of Nations November 21, 2009 2 4:58 Tavastia Proper, Finland
Win 7–2 Olivier Elizabeth Submission (rear-naked choke) HC 4 - Hell Cage 4 September 20, 2009 1 1:32 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 6–2 Jarkko Latomaki TKO (injury) BP - Fight Night Vaasa July 11, 2009 1 1:32 Ostrobothnia, Finland
Loss 5–2 Vener Galiev Decision (unanimous) Gladiator - 2009 May 23, 2009 2 5:00 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 5–1 David Rosmon KO (knee) HC 3 - Hell Cage 3 March 29, 2009 1 4:10 Prague, Czech Republic
Loss 4–1 Ivan Buchinger Submission (bulldog choke) HC 2 - Hell Cage 2 October 19, 2008 2 3:12 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 4–0 Maxim Usmaniev Submission (armbar) FA 3 - Fight Arena 3 June 14, 2008 1 0:00 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 3–0 Oto Merlin TKO (punches) FSC 1 - Fight Stage Championship 1 June 2, 2008 0 0:00 Košice, Slovakia
Win 2–0 Jaroslav Poborský KO (punches) GFF 7 - Gladiators Free Fight 7 May 8, 2008 1 1:44 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 1–0 Vaclav Pribyl Submission (armbar) CF 2 - Cage Fighting 2 February 24, 2007 2 0:00 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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See also[edit]

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