Rasul Mirzaev

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Rasul Mirzaev
Расул Мирзаев
Мирзаев Расул.jpg
Mirzaev in 2011
BornRasul Rabadanovich Mirzaev
(1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 33)
Kizlyar, Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union
Nickname(s)Black Tiger
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Reach68 in (173 cm)
Fighting out ofMoscow, Russia
RankInternational Master of Sports in Combat Sambo
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By submission4
By decision4
By knockout1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Rasul Mirzaev
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's Combat Sambo
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Tashkent 62 kg

Rasul Rabadanovich Mirzaev (Russian: Расу́л Рабада́нович Мирза́ев, born 30 March 1986) is an Avar - Dargin mixed martial artist born in Russia.

Sports career and MMA[edit]

Mirzaev began training at the Moscow-based Sambo-70 sports club in 2007. In November 2010, Mirzaev won first place at the combat sambo division of the World Sambo Championships that was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, submitting his opponent Baasankhun Damlanpurev from Mongolia in thirty seconds. In the same year, the Moscow Sambo Federation awarded Mirzaev with the Best Athlete of the Year in combat sambo.

Mirzaev is undefeated in his mixed martial arts career. His record currently stands at fourteen wins and no losses. His first win was in October 2009 at the Battle of Champions in Elista, in a duel with Danil Turinghe. In June 2010, he defeated Marat Pekov at Fight Nights – Battle of Moscow 1. In March 2010, Mirzayev defeated Evgeni Khavilov at Battle of Moscow 3. In May of that year, he won a fight with Roman Kishev at United Glory 14: 2010–2011 World Series Finals. After a near 2-year gap in his MMA career due to his criminal case, he made his return in March 2013 and has since won 9 straight fights.[1] In July 2011, Mirzaev fought for the Euro-Asia Featherweight Championship title in the Fight Nights – Battle of Moscow 4 event. The Japanese MMA Super Star Masanori Kanehara lost to Mirzaev by technical knockout in less than two minutes.[2]

On 16 November, 2016 he lost first time in MMA career to UFC veteran Levan Makashvili at Fight Nights 54 via unanimous decision.

Criminal investigation and Assassination attempt[edit]

According to the Moscow police, a disagreement between Mirzaev and a 19-year-old Ivan Agafonov took place on 13 August 2011 at 4 a.m., in the center of Moscow near a night club. Mirzaev punched Agafonov down to the pavement. Agafonov died in a hospital four days later.[3] The Agafonov family agreed with the experts, who say the cause of the young man’s death was not a punch from Mirzaev, but the head trauma he sustained from falling on the pavement.[4]

After the death of Agafonov, his mother said that doctors failed to provide her son with necessary help. The Moscow Department of Health set up a commission composed of several neurosurgeons. They studied the actions of their colleagues and concluded that physicians who provided first aid to Agafonov indeed made some mistakes, but none of them were fatal. "All the shortcomings were of a formal nature," – the experts said. – "Help to the victim was rendered in full. And to anticipate the development of Agafonov's trauma was not possible."[5]

Although, originally charged with murder, Mirzaev was convicted on 27 November 2012, of negligent manslaughter and released by the court, his 15 months on remand having been taken into account. At the time the judge was reading out the sentence, a number of nationalist protesters associated with the banned Slavic Union were arrested as they tried to gain entry to the courtroom.[6]

On the 1st January 2017 The Russian fighter was shot three times with a high-powered BB gun, including once in the face, beat with a baseball bat and choked with chains in Moscow. He was later rushed to hospital, where he was in a stable condition after surgery to remove the bullets and he survived.[7][8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
20 matches 18 wins 2 losses
By knockout 10 1
By submission 4 0
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–2 Shamil Shakhbulatov KO (punch) ACA 99: Bagov vs. Khaliev 27 September 2019 1 3:57 Moscow, Russia
Win 18–1 Gleristone Santos KO (punch) ACB90 Moscow: Vakhaev vs Bilostenniy 10 November 2018 2 4:03 Moscow, Russia
Loss 17–1 Levan Makashvili Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights Global 54: Pavlovich vs. Kudin 16 November 2016 3 5:00 Rostov On Don, Russia
Win 17–0 Diego Nunes TKO (punches) Fight Nights Global 51: Pavlovich vs. Gelegaev 25 September 2016 1 1:45 Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russia
Win 16–0 Dioginis Souza TKO (punches) Fight Nights Global 50: Fedor vs. Maldonado 17 June 2016 1 4:13 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 15–0 LiGe Teng TKO (punches) Oriental MMA Summit 2016 21 January 2016 1 4:50 Shandong, China
Win 14–0 Ilya Kurzanov Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights Moscow 11 December 2015 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 13–0 Kevin Croom TKO (punches) Fight Nights Dagestan 25 September 2015 2 3:16 Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russia
Win 12–0 Ronny Gomez Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Nights: Sochi 31 July 2015 1 2:46 Sochi, Russia
Win 11–0 Sebastian Romanowski TKO (punches) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 19 11 June 2015 3 2:30 Moscow, Russia
Win 10–0 Jose Tavares TKO (punches) Battle of the Stars 3 6 December 2014 1 3:40 Kaspiysk, Russia
Win 9–0 Yerzhan Estanov TKO (retirement) Alash Pride: Warriors of the Steppe 23 November 2014 2 5:00 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Win 8–0 Magomedemin Khazhgeriev Submission (armbar) N1 Pro: Nomad Pro MMA Cup 2014 5 October 2014 1 N/A Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
Win 7–0 James Saville Decision (unanimous) Dare Fight Sports – Rebels of MMA 12 October 2013 3 5:00 Bangkok, Thailand
Win 6–0 Yerzhan Estanov Decision (unanimous) Great Battle 30 March 2013 3 5:00 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Win 5–0 Masanori Kanehara TKO (punches) Fight Nights 4 7 July 2011 1 1:47 Moscow, Russia
Win 4–0 Roman Kishev Submission (armbar) United Glory 14: 2010–2011 World Series Finals 28 May 2011 1 3:10 Moscow, Russia
Win 3–0 Evgeni Khavilov KO (punch) Fight Nights 3 12 March 2011 1 1:02 Moscow, Russia
Win 2–0 Marat Pekov Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights 1 5 June 2010 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 1–0 Danila Turinghe Submission (armbar) Battle of Champions – Elista 2 October 2009 2 4:55 Elista, Russia


  1. ^ "Lenta.ru: : Мирзаев, Расул" (in Russian). Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Russian prospect Mirzaev detained after student's death". USA Today. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Student dies after blow from MMA champ — RT". 27 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  4. ^ "MMA champs didn't kill Moscow student – the pavement did it — RT". Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  5. ^ ВОЛОДИХИН, Алексей (20 September 2011). "Expert conclusion: Doctors not to Blame for Death of Ivan Agafonov". Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  6. ^ "MMA world champ acquitted of 1st degree murder, released in court". Russia Today. 27 November 2012.
  7. ^ "В Москве совершено нападение на борца Расула Мирзаева". BBC Русская служба. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Друзья раскрыли подробности расстрела Мирзаева". Дни ру. Retrieved 1 January 2017.

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