Murad Machaev

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Murad Machaev
Мурад Мачаев
Born (1986-12-03) December 3, 1986 (age 32)
Makhachkala, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other namesStrangler, Chokeman
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
DivisionLightweight
Reach69 in (180 cm)
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
TeamFight Nights Team
Krepyost (Fortress Gym)
Reign Training Center
HB Ultimate Training Center
RankMaster of Sports in Combat Sambo
purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins20
By knockout5
By submission10
By decision6
Losses2
By submission1
By decision1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Murad Machaev
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's Combat Sambo
Russian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Moscow -68 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Krasnokamsk -68 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Moscow -68 kg

Murad Magomedkhanovich Machaev (Russian: Мурад Магомедханович Мачаев; born December 3, 1986 in Dagestan) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage who currently fighting in the lightweight division for the Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB), Eurasia Fight Nights Global and Bellator MMA veteran, he is the winner of the 2011 Fedor Emelianenko Cup.

Background[edit]

Murad Machaev was born on December 3, 1986, in the former Soviet Union, Dagestan ASSR, Makhachkala in modern-day Dagestan, Russia. Before student life he began trained in Freestyle Wrestling but join to Sambo. He lost to Amirkhan Mazihov in 68 kg final match and became silver medal in Southern Federal District Combat Sambo Championships 2007 in Armavir, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Bellator MMA[edit]

In August 2012, it was announced that Machaev had signed a contract with Bellator.[2]

Machaev faced Marcin Held in the opening round of the Lightweight tournament on October 19, 2012 at Bellator 77.[3] He lost via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Machaev faced Lorawnt-T Nelson on November 16, 2012 at Bellator 81. He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

Fight Nights MMA[edit]

Machaev faced Ivica Truscek on December 16, 2012 at Fight Nights Global 9. He won via submission in the first round.[4]

Machaev faced Andrius Hobaldo on April 20, 2013 at Fight Nights Global 11.[5] He won via KO in first round.

Machaev faced Alexei Angelovskiy on September 30, 2014 at Fight Nights Global: Battle of Moscow 17.[6] He won via submission in the first round.

Machaev faced Niko Puhakka on December 20, 2014 at Fight Nights Global: Battle of Moscow 18. He won via TKO (punches) in the second round.

Machaev faced Dagestani Islam Begidov on March 21, 2015 at Fight Nights Global: Moscow Cup. He won via TKO (punches) in the second round.

Machaev faced Bellator Tournament runner-up Alexander Sarnavskiy on February 26, 2016 at Fight Nights Global 44.[7] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Machaev faced Jack McGann on September 25, 2016 at Fight Nights Global 51. He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Machaev lost to UFC veteran Diego Brandão via submission on 28 January, 2017 at Fight Nights 58. [8]

Absolute Championship Berkut[edit]

Machaev signed a six-fight deal with the ACB in December 2017.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • World Absolute Fighting Championship
    • 2010 Volga Federal District Open Lightweight Tournament Winner
  • Fight Nights
    • Battle of Moscow 1 Lightweight Tournament Winner

Sambo[edit]

  • All-Russian Sambo Federation
    • Russian Combat Sambo National Championship Runner-up (2012)
    • Russian Combat Sambo National Championship 3rd Place (2010)
    • 2010 A.A. Kharlampiev Memorial Combat Sambo Silver Medalist
    • 2007 Southern Federal District Championships Combat Sambo Silver Medalist
  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
    • Russian Combat Sambo National Championship 3rd Place (2008)
  • World Combat Sambo Federation
    • European Combat Sambo Championships 2012 in Moscow, NC (headbutt and broken nose)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 21–2 Ary Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Nights Global 67: Brandão vs. Galiev May 25, 2017 1 4:50 Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk oblast, Russia
Loss 20–2 Diego Brandao Submission (helicopter armbar) Fight Nights Global 58: Brandão vs. Machaev January 28, 2017 2 0:58 Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Win 20–1 Jack McGann Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Nights Global 51: Pavlovich vs. Gelegaev September 25, 2016 2 4:48 Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Win 19–1 Alexander Sarnavskiy Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights Global 44: Machaev vs. Sarnavskiy February 26, 2016 3 5:00 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 18–1 Sergej Grecicho Decision (unanimous) Mix Fight Combat December 26, 2015 3 5:00 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 17–1 Islam Begidov TKO (punches) Fight Nights: Moscow Cup March 21, 2015 2 2:38 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 16–1 Niko Puhakka TKO (punches) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 18 December 20, 2014 2 4:30 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 15–1 Alexei Angelovskiy Submission (armbar) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 17 September 30, 2014 1 3:29 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 14–1 Alexey Polpudnikov Decision (unanimous) Khabarovsk Mayor's MMA Cup 2014 May 17, 2014 2 5:00 Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Win 13–1 Gokhan Turkyilmaz Submission (rear-naked choke) Dare Fight Sports: Rebels of MMA October 12, 2013 1 N/A Bangkok, Chao Phraya River, Thailand
Win 12–1 Andrius Hobaldo KO (punches) Fight Nights 11 April 20, 2013 1 2:44 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 11–1 Ivica Truscek Submission (D'arce choke) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 9 December 16, 2012 1 2:14 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 10–1 Lorawnt-T Nelson Decision (unanimous) Bellator 81 November 16, 2012 3 5:00 Kingston, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 9–1 Marcin Held Decision (unanimous) Bellator 77 October 19, 2012 3 5:00 Reading, Pennsylvania, United States Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 9–0 Cesario di Domenico Decision (unanimous) United Glory 15 - 2012 Glory World Series March 23, 2012 3 5:00 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 8–0 Alymbek Nasipov TKO (retirement) Fights With Rules 3 November 25, 2011 1 5:00 Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
Win 7–0 Vadim Ryazanov Submission (armbar) Draka - Governor's Cup 2010 December 18, 2010 2 0:57 Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Win 6–0 Alexandr Shmelev Submission (rear-naked choke) World Absolute FC June 24, 2010 1 4:15 Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russia 2010 Volga Federal District Open Lightweight Tournament Final.
Win 5–0 Magomedrasul Omarov Submission (rear-naked choke) World Absolute FC June 24, 2010 1 3:37 Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russia 2010 Volga Federal District Open Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 4–0 Zubaira Tukhugov Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 1 June 5, 2010 1 1:17 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia Battle of Moscow 1 Lightweight Tournament Final.
Win 3–0 Serob Minasyan Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 1 June 5, 2010 2 5:00 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia Battle of Moscow 1 Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 2–0 Yuri Berzegov TKO (punches) Pancration SFD Championship 2 June 11, 2009 1 3:18 Cherkessk, Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Russia
Win 1–0 Zaur Bostanov Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancration SFD Championship 1 April 10, 2009 1 4:25 Cherkessk, Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Russia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murad Machaev". sherdog.com. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "Machaev signing in Bellator". sovsport.ru. August 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Season 7 lightweight tourney kicks off at Bellator 77 with Clementi vs. Sarnavskiy". mmajunkie.com. August 27, 2012. Archived from the original on August 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Fight Nights 9". fightnights.ru. December 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Fight Nights 11 card". fightnights.ru. 25 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 17 fight card". fightnights.ru. October 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Murad Machaev vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy". valetudo.ru. November 7, 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.valetudo.ru/mma/news/9587-murad-machaev-protiv-diego-brandao-na-fight-nights-global-58

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