|Born||Rustam Mikailovich Khabilov|
November 4, 1986
Goksuv-otar, Khasavyurtovsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Division||Lightweight (2012–present) |
Welterweight (2007–2010, 2012)
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Derbent, Dagestan, Russia|
|Team||Champion MMA (2015–present) |
Jackson Wink MMA Academy (2011–2015)
Armor Functional Training Center
|Rank||International Master of Sport in Combat Sambo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Rustam Mikailovich Khabilov (Russian: Рустам Микаилович Хабилов; Kumyk: Rustam Habil Mikailni ulanı, Рустам Гьабил Микаилны уланы; born November 4, 1986 in Dagestan) is a Russian mixed martial artist and Combat Sambo World Champion of Kumyk descent. He is a former member of the Legion Sport Club fight team in Rostov-on-Don. He fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed martial arts career
ONE Fighting Championship
In January 2012 it was announced that Khabilov had signed with ONE Fighting Championship. He made his debut at ONE Fighting Championship: Battle of Heroes at The BritAma Arena in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 11, 2012 against BJJ World Champion Rodrigo Ribeiro. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Khabilov signed a four-fight deal with the UFC in July 2012.
In his debut, Khabilov faced Vinc Pichel on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale. He won the fight in the first round by hurting Pincel with a suplex and finishing him off with punches on the ground.
For his second fight in the organization, Khabilov faced UFC newcomer and Strikeforce veteran Yancy Medeiros at UFC 159 on April 27, 2013. The fight ended in unusual fashion as Medeiros dislocated his thumb during a takedown by Khabilov early in the first round, resulting in a TKO victory for Khabilov as Medeiros was unable to continue.
For his third UFC fight, Khabilov faced Jorge Masvidal on November 6, 2013 at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. He won the back-and-forth bout via unanimous decision. The fight also garnered Khabilov his first Fight of the Night bonus award.
A rescheduled bout with Danny Castillo was expected to take place on July 25, 2015 at UFC on Fox 16. However, for a second time, Khabilov was removed from the pairing due to alleged visa issues. Castillo faced Jim Miller at the event.
Khabilov was expected to face Reza Madadi on September 3, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 93. However, on July 25, Madadi pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Leandro Silva. Khabilov won the fight via unanimous decision.
Rustam has a wife. A devout Sunni Muslim. He trains under Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov (sambo/MMA), Anvar Magomedgadzhiev, Abdusalam Gadisov and Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov (wrestling), Mike Winkeljohn (boxing), Greg Jackson (MMA).
Championships and accomplishments
- World Combat Sambo Federation (WCSF )
- Combat Sambo World Lightweight Champion (2007).
- Federation International Amateur de Sambo
- Combat Sambo Russian National Middleweight Champion.
- Combat Sambo Republic of Dagestan Middleweight Champion (4 Time).
- Russian Pankration Federation
- Pankration Middleweight World Champion
- Moscow Middleweight Pankration Open 2010
Combat Jiu Jitsu
- Combat Jiu Jitsu Kiev Cup Light-Heavyweight Champion
Mixed martial arts
- M-1 Global
- M-1 Challenge 2009 Championship.
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Fight of the Night (One time)
- 2012 Knockout of the year (2nd) vs. Vinc Pichel on December 15, 2012.
- UFC Ultimate Insider
- UFC Debuts of All-Time (8th) vs. Vinc Pichel on December 15, 2012.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||23 wins||3 losses|
|Win||23–3||Kajan Johnson||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oliynyk||September 15, 2018||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||22–3||Desmond Green||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve||September 2, 2017||3||5:00||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||21–3||Jason Saggo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Catchweight (158 lbs) bout; Khabilov missed weight|
|Win||20–3||Leandro Silva||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett||September 3, 2016||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|Win||19–3||Chris Wade||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski||May 8, 2016||3||5:00||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||18–3||Norman Parke||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping||February 27, 2016||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||17–3||Adriano Martins||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir||February 22, 2015||3||5:00||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Loss||17–2||Benson Henderson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov||June 7, 2014||4||1:16||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||17–1||Jorge Masvidal||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3||November 6, 2013||3||5:00||Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||16–1||Yancy Medeiros||TKO (thumb injury)||UFC 159||April 27, 2013||1||2:32||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||15–1||Vinc Pichel||KO (suplex and punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale||December 15, 2012||1||2:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lightweight debut|
|Win||14–1||Jason Dent||Decision (unanimous)||Pure MMA: Next Episode||May 12, 2012||3||5:00||Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States||Catchweight (160 lbs) bout|
|Win||13–1||Rodrigo Ribeiro||Decision (unanimous)||ONE FC: Battle of Heroes||February 11, 2012||3||5:00||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Win||12–1||Nazir Kadyzhev||TKO (punches)||ProFC Grand Prix Global: Caucasus||September 26, 2011||1||4:58||Derbent, Russia||Return to welterweight|
|Loss||11–1||Ruslan Khaskhanov||Decision (split)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals||February 12, 2011||3||5:00||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||11–0||Sergei Utochkin||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Round 6||November 6, 2010||1||1:28||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||10–0||Gleb Morozov||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Clash of the Titans||September 18, 2010||1||4:46||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||9–0||Andrei Balakhonov||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: Round 2||May 7, 2010||1||1:34||Kiev, Ukraine||Middleweight debut|
|Win||8–0||Said Khalilov||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 8||October 4, 2009||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Gasanali Gasanaliev||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 6||September 5, 2009||3||5:00||Makhachkala, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Akin Duran||KO (suplex)||M-1 Challenge 18: Netherlands Day Two||August 16, 2009||1||0:28||Hilversum, Netherlands|
|Win||5–0||Vener Galiev||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 4||June 24, 2009||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Vladimir Papusha||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 2||April 19, 2009||1||2:04||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Hamiz Mamedov||Decision (unanimous)||CSFU: Champions League||September 13, 2008||3||5:00||Poltava, Ukraine|
|Win||2–0||Karen Grigoryan||Decision (unanimous)||CFF: International MMA Tournament||December 9, 2007||3||5:00||Tyumen, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Bagautdin Abasov||Submission (triangle choke)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 1||August 3, 2007||2||2:14||Tsumadinsky, Russia|
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- Staff. "UFC Fight Night 31 bonuses: Kennedy, Chiesa, Khabilov, Masvidal win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- Jesse Holland (December 3, 2013). "Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov in the works for UFC 170 on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas". mmamania.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
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- Matt Erickson (2015-04-22). "UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago gets lightweight bout with Danny Castillo vs. Rustam Khabilov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
- Staff (2015-06-21). "Jim Miller replaces Rustam Khabilov at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
- Jose Youngs (30 November 2015). "Norman Parke vs. Rustam Khabilov added to UFC Fight Night 84 in London". themmacorner.com. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
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- Staff (2016-07-25). "Reza Madadi off UFC Fight Night 93; Rustam Khabilov now meets Leandro Silva". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
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- Staff (2015-10-05). "Light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier defends title at UFC 206 in Toronto vs. Anthony Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 results: Rustam Khabilov dominates Jason Saggo on ground for fourth straight win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
- Dana Becker (2017-06-29). "Desmond Green-Rustam Khabilov Added to UFC Fight Night 115: Rotterdam". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
- "Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-05. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
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