Mamed Khalidov

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Mamed Khalidov
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BornMamed Khalidov
(1980-07-17) July 17, 1980 (age 39)
Grozny, Chechen–Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Native nameМамед Халидов
Other namesCannibal
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12 st 13 lb)
Light Heavyweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)
StyleKyokushin, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofOlsztyn, Poland
TeamArrachion MMA Fighters Team Olsztyn
KSW Team
RankBlack belt in Kyokushin
Black belt in Taekwondo
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2004–2018, 2019–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout13
By submission17
By decision4
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mamed Khalidov (Russian: Мамед Магомедович Халидов, tr. Mamied Magomedowicz Chalidow, IPA: [mɐˈmʲɛt maɣɔmʲɛdɔvʲit͡ʂ xɐˈlʲidəf]; Polish: Mamed Chalidow [ˈmamɛt xaˈlidɔf]; born 17 July 1980 in Grozny) is a Polish mixed martial artist of Chechen ethnicity. He is best known for competing in the Middleweight division of Polish MMA promotion KSW. He is a former KSW Middleweight Champion[1]


Mamed Khalidov was born in Chechnya, Russia. He began practicing Kyokushin around age of 12 or 13 where he also holds black belt in. At age of 17 he fled from his homeland to Poland and continued practicing kyokushin while adding other combat styles on his repertoire such as Taekwondo, Shotokan Wrestling and Boxing soon after his arrival. He also became competitive in all sports. Later he also became interested about becoming mixed martial artist and went training Mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, Combat Sambo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Grappling.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

As of December 2011, Khalidov has fought eleven times under the KSW banner, though never featuring in a tournament, instead fighting individually such opponents as Daniel Tabera and Matt Lindland.

Khalidov made his US debut with EliteXC on their October 10, 2008 ShoXC card against American Jason Guida.[2] After almost two hard-fought rounds, Khalidov stopped Guida on the feet with an unanswered torrent of punches.

Following the collapse of EliteXC, Khalidov has expressed interest in a hasty return to KSW, as previously outlined by his signing with ProElite in favor of nonexclusive contract status. Due to a broken hand, Khalidov was unable to return for KSW X on December 12, 2008. Following his recovery, he fought PRIDE veteran Daniel Acacio at KSW XI on 15 May, knocking him out in 1:10 minutes of the first round to win the newly created KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.

Khalidov signed a three-fight deal with World Victory Road Sengoku and his first appearance for the promotion was on the November 7th card against Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago. Although, the fight was not a title bout,[3] Khalidov defeated Santiago via first-round TKO. A rematch of the bout was held at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 on March 7, 2010 for the Middleweight Championship, which Khalidov lost via controversial unanimous decision.

At KSW XIII Mamed fought Ryuta Sakurai to a draw. Sakurai secured a kimura early in the first round, but Khalidov escaped. During the rest of the fight he had 6 submission attempts including 4 guillotine chokes, 1 ankle lock and 1 heel hook, but couldn't force the tap from Sakurai.

Mamed Khalidov was expected to face Thales Leites and later Matt Lindland at KSW XV[4] However, both fighters were pulled from the card. Instead, Khalidov faced James Irvin at the event and won via submission at 0:33 into the first round. He eventually faced Lindland at KSW 16 in May 2011 and won via submission in the first round.

Khalidov was originally scheduled to face Paulo Filho at KSW 17. However, Filho was forced out of the bout due to him going into rehab for a drug addiction and he was replaced by Jesse Taylor. Khalidov won the fight via submission (kneebar) in the first round.

Khalidov next competed against former UFC fighter Rodney Wallace on May 12, 2012 at KSW 19. He won the fight via KO in the first round.

On December 1, 2012 he defeated Kendall Grove and won the fight via submission (achilles lock). Khalidov next faced Melvin Manhoef at KSW 23 on June 8, 2013, winning the fight by front choke in the first round.

On July 30, 2018 it was announced that Khalidov had vacated his middleweight championship belt in order to pursue a rematch against KSW Light Heavyweight champion Tomasz Narkun.[5] On October 9, 2018, it was announced that the rematch would happen at KSW 46: Narkun vs. Khalidov 2 on December 1, 2018.[6] Khalidov lost the rematch via unanimous decision and retired from the sport in the cage.[7]

In September 2019, news surfaced that Khalidov will be returning from retirement to face Scott Askham in a catchweight bout at KSW 52 on December 7, 2019.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Khalidov acquired Polish citizenship in 2015.[9]

In June 2019 news surfaced that the police arrested Khalidov due to alleged illegal import of stolen cars. Khalidov is yet to appear before court.[10]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Submission grappling[edit]

  • Abu Dhabi Combat Club
    • 2007 ADCC Polish Trials Winner

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
42 matches 34 wins 6 losses
By knockout 13 1
By submission 17 3
By decision 4 2
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 34–6–2 Tomasz Narkun Decision (unanimous) KSW 46: Narkun vs. Khalidov 2 December 1, 2018 3 5:00 Gliwice, Poland Champion vs. Champion; Catchweight (92 kg) bout.
Loss 34–5–2 Tomasz Narkun Submission (triangle choke) KSW 42: Khalidov vs. Narkun March 3, 2018 3 1:18 Łódź, Poland Champion vs. Champion; Catchweight (93 kg) bout.
Win 34–4–2 Borys Mańkowski Decision (unanimous) KSW 39: Colosseum May 27, 2017 3 5:00 Warsaw, Poland Champion vs. Champion; Catchweight (82 kg) bout.
Win 33–4–2 Luke Barnatt KO (punches) ACB 54: Supersonic March 11, 2017 1 0:21 Manchester, England
Win 32–4–2 Aziz Karaoglu Decision (majority) KSW 35: Khalidov vs. Karaoglu May 27, 2016 3 5:00 Gdańsk/Sopot, Poland Defended the KSW Middleweight Championship.
Win 31–4–2 Michał Materla KO (flying knee and punches) KSW 33: Khalidov vs. Materla November 28, 2015 1 0:31 Kraków, Poland Won the KSW Middleweight Championship.
Win 30–4–2 Brett Cooper Decision (unanimous) KSW 29: Reload December 6, 2014 3 5:00 Kraków, Poland
Win 29–4–2 Maiquel Falcão Submission (armbar) KSW 27: Cage Time May 17, 2014 1 4:52 Gdańsk, Poland
Win 28–4–2 Ryuta Sakurai Submission (triangle choke) KSW 25: Khalidov vs. Sakurai 2 December 7, 2013 1 2:03 Wroclaw, Poland
Win 27–4–2 Melvin Manhoef Submission (guillotine choke) KSW 23: Khalidov vs. Manhoef June 8, 2013 1 2:09 Gdańsk, Poland Catchweight (87 kg); Khalidov failed to make weight.
Win 26–4–2 Kendall Grove Submission (achilles lock) KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation December 1, 2012 2 3:27 Warsaw, Poland
Win 25–4–2 Rodney Wallace KO (punch) KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp May 12, 2012 1 1:55 Lódz, Poland
Win 24–4–2 Jesse Taylor Submission (kneebar) KSW 17: Revenge November 26, 2011 1 1:42 Lódz,Poland
Win 23–4–2 Matt Lindland Technical Submission (guillotine choke) KSW 16: Khalidov vs. Lindland May 21, 2011 1 1:35 Gdańsk, Poland
Win 22–4–2 James Irvin Submission (armbar) KSW 15: Contemporary Gladiators March 19, 2011 1 0:33 Warsaw, Poland Irvin exceeded weight limit by 15 lbs.
Win 21–4–2 Yuki Sasaki TKO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight December 30, 2010 1 2:22 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 20–4–2 Ryuta Sakurai Draw KSW 13: Kumite May 7, 2010 4 3:00 Katowice, Poland Retained KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 20–4–1 Jorge Santiago Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 March 7, 2010 5 5:00 Tokyo, Japan For Sengoku Middleweight Championship.
Win 20–3–1 Jorge Santiago KO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11 November 7, 2009 1 2:45 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout.
Win 19–3–1 Daniel Acácio KO (punches) KSW 11: Khalidov vs. Acacio May 15, 2009 1 1:10 Warsaw, Poland Won inaugural KSW Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 18–3–1 Jason Guida TKO (punches) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series October 10, 2008 2 4:53 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Draw 17–3–1 Daniel Tabera Draw KSW Extra September 13, 2008 3 3:00 Dabrowa Górnicza, Poland
Win 17–3 Valdas Pocevicius Submission (guillotine choke) KSW 9: Konfrontacja May 9, 2008 1 0:52 Warsaw, Poland
Win 16–3 Petr Ondrus TKO (hand injury) KSW Elimination 2 March 29, 2008 2 5:00 Wroclaw, Poland
Win 15–3 Dave Dalgliesh Submission (armbar) KSW 8: Konfrontacja November 10, 2007 1 1:52 Warsaw, Poland
Win 14–3 Martin Zawada Submission (toe hold) KSW Elimination 1 September 15, 2007 1 4:22 Warsaw, Poland
Win 13–3 Igor Pokrajac Submission (kneebar) Boxing Explosion 2 August 2, 2007 2 2:33 Zagreb, Croatia
Win 12–3 Alexander Stefanovic TKO (punches) KSW 7: Konfrontacja June 2, 2007 1 3:01 Warsaw, Poland
Win 11–3 Tor Troéng Submission (triangle choke) FCP 3 - Khalidov vs. Troeng February 25, 2007 1 0:55 Poznan, Poland
Win 10–3 Michal Garnys Submission (punches) Extreme Cage 2 November 19, 2006 3 0:11 Warsaw, Poland
Win 9–3 Rashid Magomadov Submission (triangle choke) President's Cup - Muay Thai Tournament September 2, 2006 1 2:45 Grozny, Russia
Win 8–3 Jacek Buczko TKO (punches) Full Contact Prestige 2 April 8, 2006 1 4:51 Warsaw, Poland Won FCP Middleweight Championship.
Win 7–3 Andrzej Kosecki Submission (strikes) Extreme Cage 1 March 5, 2006 1 3:27 Warsaw, Poland
Win 6–3 Pawel Krys KO (punch) Full Contact Prestige January 15, 2006 1 0:45 Warsaw, Poland
Win 5–3 Andre Reinders KO (punch) MMA Sport 3 October 15, 2005 1 0:39 Warsaw, Poland
Win 4–3 Danielius Razmus Submission (armbar) MMA Sport 3 October 15, 2005 1 1:46 Warsaw, Poland
Loss 3–3 Valdas Pocevicius Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Lithuania - Gladiators 2 September 22, 2005 1 3:15 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 3–2 Adam Skupien KO (head kick) MMA Sport 2 May 28, 2005 1 0:06 Warsaw, Poland
Win 2–2 Marek Krajewski Submission (punches) MMA Sport 1 March 18, 2005 1 2:34 Warsaw, Poland
Win 1–2 Pawel Klimiewicz Decision (unanimous) Shidokan Poland Gala December 5, 2004 3 5:00 Warsaw, Poland
Loss 0–2 Grazhuydas Smailis Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Lithuania - Gladiators September 29, 2004 1 1:54 Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 0–1 Nerijus Valiukevicius TKO (punches) Shooto Lithuania - Bushido King May 18, 2004 1 4:49 Vilnius, Lithuania

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Matrix - Current MMA Rankings » Middleweight".
  2. ^ "EliteXC adds Miller, Lapsley, Beerbohm, Khalidov to Oct. 10 ShoXC". Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  3. ^ [1] Archived October 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [2] Archived June 29, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Shaun al-Shatti (July 30, 2018). "Mamed Khalidov vacates KSW middleweight title, four-man tournament set to crown new champion".
  6. ^ Tudor Leonte (October 9, 2018). "Mamed Khalidov, Tomasz Narkun Scheduled for Rematch at KSW 46 on Dec. 1".
  7. ^ Peter Carroll (December 1, 2018). "KSW 46 results: Mamed Khalidov retires following second loss to Tomasz Narkun".
  8. ^ Peter Carroll (September 14, 2019). "Scott Askham vs. Mamed Khalidov set for KSW 52".
  9. ^ Grupa Wirtualna Polska. "Mamed Khalidov otrzymał polskie obywatelstwo". Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  10. ^ "Former KSW champion Mamed Khalidov arrested by anti-terrorism police in Poland". June 11, 2019.

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