|Born||December 3, 1986|
Makhachkala, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Strangler, Chokeman|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||69 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia |
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
|Team||Fight Nights Team|
Krepyost (Fortress Gym)
Reign Training Center
HB Ultimate Training Center
|Rank||Master of Sports in Combat Sambo|
purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Men's Combat Sambo|
|2012 Moscow||-68 kg|
|2010 Krasnokamsk||-68 kg|
|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.
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
In August 2012, it was announced that Machaev had signed a contract with Bellator.
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
Machaev faced Ivica Truscek on December 16, 2012 at Fight Nights Global 9. He won via submission in the first round.
Machaev faced Andrius Hobaldo on April 20, 2013 at Fight Nights Global 11. He won via KO in first round.
Machaev faced Alexei Angelovskiy on September 30, 2014 at Fight Nights Global: Battle of Moscow 17. 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 Jack McGann on September 25, 2016 at Fight Nights Global 51. He won the fight via submission in the second round.
Absolute Championship Berkut
Machaev signed a six-fight deal with the ACB in December 2017.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- World Absolute Fighting Championship
- 2010 Volga Federal District Open Lightweight Tournament Winner
- Fight Nights
- Battle of Moscow 1 Lightweight Tournament Winner
- 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
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||20 wins||2 losses|
|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|
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- "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.
- "Fight Nights 9". fightnights.ru. December 16, 2012.
- "Fight Nights 11 card". fightnights.ru. 25 March 2013.
- "Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 17 fight card". fightnights.ru. October 1, 2014.
- "Murad Machaev vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy". valetudo.ru. November 7, 2015.