Rashid Magomedov

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Rashid Magomedov
Рашид Магомедов
BornRashid Magomedgadzhievich Magomedov
(1984-05-14) May 14, 1984 (age 34)[1]
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other namesHighlander (Gorets; English: Goretz)
Brazilian Killer, Mr. Humble
ResidenceMakhachkala, Dagestan[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
173 lb (78 kg; 12.4 st) (walk around weight)[2]
Reach70.5 in (179 cm)[3]
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.
TeamGorets MMA[1]
Red Fury Fight Team
Team Takedown
American Top Team
TrainerWrestling: Ramazan Magomedov
Sambo: Shamil Alibatyrov
MMA: Sukhrab Magomedov, Musail Alaudinov
RankMaster of Sports in Boxing[4][5]
Master of Sports in Hand-to-hand combat[4][5]
National Master of Sports in Combat Sambo[5]
National Master of Sports in Army hand-to-hand fight[5]
Years active2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout10
By submission1
By decision11
By decision3
Other information
UniversityDagestani State Agricultural Academy
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Rashid Magomedgadzhievich Magomedov (Russian: Рашид Магомедгаджиевич Магомедов; born May 14, 1984 in Dagestan) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Dargin ethnicity. He is a former amateur Light heavyweight and Middleweight boxer, and competed at the lightweight mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[1] Magomedov is also a former M-1 Global welterweight champion.

Early life[edit]

Magomedov was born in Makhachkala, Dagestan. During his childhood Magomedov engaged in various types of martial arts including karate, boxing, and kickboxing winning national competitions in each discipline. Magomedov entered military service and competed in martial arts competitions and in 2004 won the title of Master of Sports in the hand-to-hand fighting category. After Magomedov's period of army service he trained in Combat Sambo.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

M-1 Global[edit]

Magomedov was scheduled to challenge Shamil Zavurov for the M-1 Welterweight championship at M-1 Challenge XXX: Shamil Zavurov vs. Yasubey Enomoto II on December 9, 2011.[7] The fight, however, was postponed.

Magomedov faced Yasubey Enomoto on March 16, 2012 at M-1 Challenge 31. He won the fight via unanimous decision (50–45, 49–47, 50–45) and became the new M-1 Global Welterweight Champion.

Magomedov faced Alexander Yakovlev on November 15, 2012 at M-1 Challenge 35.[8] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Magomedov made his UFC debut against fellow promotional newcomer Tony Martin in a lightweight bout on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169.[9] After surviving a tight arm bar submission attempt by Martin in the first round, he rallied to win the fight via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

In his second fight, Magomedov faced Rodrigo Damm on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale.[10] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Magomedov faced Elias Silvério on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[11] After winning the first two rounds, he won the fight via TKO in the third round after dropping Silvério with a stiff left hook and following up with punches, becoming the first man to beat Silvério.

Magomedov faced Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night 77 on November 7, 2015.[12] He dominated the three rounds and won via unanimous decision.[13]

Magomedov was expected to face Chris Wade on May 8, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87.[14] However, Magomedov pulled out of the bout on March 7 due to a knee injury. He was replaced by Rustam Khabilov.[15]

Magomedov faced Beneil Dariush on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale.[16] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Magomedov faced Bobby Green on April 15, 2017 at UFC on Fox 24.[18] He won the fight via split decision.[19]

Professional Fighters League[edit]

On August 20, 2017 it was reported Magomedov had parted ways with the UFC as the two sides had failed to renegotiate a contract. He signed with the Professional Fighters League (PFL) and is taking part in the promotion's Lightweight Grand Prix.[20]

In his first fight in the tournament, Magomedov faced Luiz Firmino on August 2, 2018. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Magomedov then fought twice at PFL 9 on October 13, 2018. In the quarterfinals, he fought Will Brooks to a draw but advanced via first round tiebreaker. He then faced Thiago Tavares in the semifinals and won via TKO in the second round. Magomedov then faced Natan Schulte in the finals at PFL 11 on December 31, 2018. He lost the back-and-forth bout by unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • M-1 Global
    • M-1 Global Welterweight Championship (One time)
    • Two successful title defenses


  • Russian Combat Sambo Federation
    • Dagestan Combat Sambo Championships Runner-up.

Hand-to-hand combat[edit]

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Russian National Champion of Army Hand-to-hand Combat.
  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Russian National Hand-to-hand Champion.


  • Russian Kickboxing Federation (RKF)
    • Russian Nationals 2006 - bronze medalist - 70 kg.[21]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 22–3–1 Natan Schulte Decision (unanimous) PFL 11 December 31, 2018 5 5:00 New York City, New York, United States For the 2018 PFL Lightweight Championship.
Win 22–2–1 Thiago Tavares TKO (punches) PFL 9 October 13, 2018 2 3:36 Long Beach, California, United States 2018 PFL Lightweight Semifinal bout.
Draw 21–2–1 Will Brooks Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 2018 PFL Lightweight Quarterfinal bout. Advanced via first round tiebreaker.
Win 21–2 Luiz Firmino Decision (unanimous) PFL 5 August 2, 2018 3 5:00 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 20–2 Bobby Green Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis April 15, 2017 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 19–2 Beneil Dariush Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 19–1 Gilbert Burns Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 18–1 Elias Silvério TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 3 4:57 Barueri, Brazil
Win 17–1 Rodrigo Damm Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado May 31, 2014 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 16–1 Tony Martin Decision (unanimous) UFC 169 February 1, 2014 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 15–1 Alexander Yakovlev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 35 November 15, 2012 5 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia Defended the M-1 Global Welterweight Championship.
Win 14–1 Yasubey Enomoto Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 31 March 16, 2012 5 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia Won the M-1 Global Welterweight Championship.
Win 13–1 Aurel Pirtea Decision (unanimous) WMAC - Finals October 9, 2011 2 5:00 Yalta, Russia
Win 12–1 Mikel Cortes TKO (doctor stoppage) WMAC - Semifinals October 8, 2011 2 5:00 Yalta, Russia
Win 11–1 Uriy Nazarec Submission (rear-naked choke) WMAC - Quarterfinals October 7, 2011 1 N/A Yalta, Russia
Win 10–1 Rafal Moks TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 23: Guram vs. Grishin March 5, 2011 1 2:05 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 9–1 Igor Araújo Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 21: Guram vs. Garner October 28, 2010 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 8–1 Dan Hope KO (punch) Sambo-70 / M-1 Global - Sochi Open European Championships July 10, 2010 1 0:57 Sochi, Russia
Loss 7–1 Magomedrasul Khasbulaev Decision (split) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 2 April 10, 2010 3 5:00 Kiev, Ukraine
Win 7–0 Alexei Nazarov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 20: 2009 Finals December 3, 2009 3 4:33 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 6–0 Shamil Zavurov Decision (split) M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 9 November 11, 2009 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 5–0 Magomedrasul Khasbulaev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 5 July 2, 2009 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 4–0 Yusup Islamov TKO (punches) MFT - Battle on the Volga 2 May 7, 2009 1 1:22 Volgograd, Russia
Win 3–0 Bagavdin Gadzhimuradov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 1 March 13, 2009 2 1:37 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 2–0 Valeriv Chernousov KO (punch) Gladiators 2 November 1, 2008 2 1:58 Ufa, Russia
Win 1–0 Vladimir Vladimirov TKO (punches) MFU - Mix Fight Ufa June 12, 2008 1 3:40 Ufa, Russia

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Rashid's weight". russianchicagomag.com. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rashid Magomedov's Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Rashid Magomedov - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d Andrew Richardson (December 16, 2014). "UFC Fight Night 58 fight card: Elias Silveiro vs Rashid Magomedov fight preview". MMAmania.com.
  6. ^ "Dagestani Rashid Magomedov became world MMA champion". tbs-kaspiysk.tv. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  7. ^ "Zavurov-Magomedov Headlines M-1 Challenge 30 in Orange County". www.sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  8. ^ "M-1 Challenge 35: Emelianenko vs. Monson". mixfight.ru. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (December 17, 2013). "UFC 169 adds Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov, Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin". mmajunkie.com.
  10. ^ "Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov targeted for UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. April 2, 2014.
  11. ^ Staff (2014-10-01). "UFC Fight Night 58 adds Silva vs. Brenneman, Magomedov vs. Silverio". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  12. ^ Lucas Rezende (2015-08-06). "Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov set for São Paulo in November". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  13. ^ Sergey Vashchenko (2015-08-11). "Rashid Magomedov beat Brazilian BJJ World champion". sovsport.ru.
  14. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-02-26). "Rashid Magomedov-Chris Wade, 2 other bouts set for UFC Fight Night Rotterdam". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  15. ^ Sebastian Vendel-Martinez (2016-03-08). "UFN 87: Rustam Khabilov tackles Chris Wade in Rotterdam (Swedish)". mmanytt.se. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  16. ^ Mookie Alexander (2016-08-03). "Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov in the works for TUF Latin America 3 Finale". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  17. ^ Damon Martin (2016-11-05). "Beneil Dariush stops Rashid Magomedov's 12-fight win streak". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  18. ^ Staff (2017-03-29). "UFC on FOX 24 lineup set with 13 fights for promotion's debut in Kansas City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  19. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 results: Rashid Magomedov takes split decision over Bobby Green". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  20. ^ "UFC не продлила контракт с Рашидом Магомедовым". wrestdag.ru. August 20, 2017. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  21. ^ http://www.fkr.ru/results/rez_stup.php

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