November 4, 1986 |
Goksuv-otar, Khasavyurtovsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73.0 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Derbent, Dagestan
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Legion Sport Club (2009-2011)
Champion Club Derbent
|Trainer||Boxing: Mike Winkeljohn
Sambo/MMA: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
MMA: Greg Jackson
Wrestling: Abdusalam Gadisov
|Rank||International Master of Sports in Sambo
International Master of Sports in Hand-to-hand combat
Black belt in Gaidojutsu
Russian national level in Freestyle wrestling
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Rustam Khabilov (Russian: Рустам Хабилов, born November 4, 1986) is a Kumyk mixed martial artist and Combat Sambo World Champion who is a member of the Legion Sport Club fight team in Rostov-on-Don and also trains with Jackson's Submission Fighting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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 will now face Jim Miller at the event.
Championships and accomplishments
- World Combat Sambo Federation (WCSF )
- Combat Sambo World Champion (2007).
- Federation International Amateur de Sambo
- Combat Sambo Russian National Champion.
- Combat Sambo Republic of Dagestan Champion (4 Time).
- Russian Pankration Federation
- Pankration World Champion.
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||17 wins||3 losses|
|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 16 Finale||December 15, 2012||1||2:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lighweight 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, Dagestan, 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: Round 3||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, Dagestan, 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||Agvali, Dagestan, Russia|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Khabilov". UFC.com. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- "Club Champion Derbent". https://vk.com/. November 9, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
- "Rustam Khabilov - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
- "One FC 2 Fight Card: Laursen vs. Enomoto". bloodyelbow.com. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
- "Khabilov signed in UFC". http://valetudo.ru/. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- Haber, Scott (2012-09-13). "Report: Rustam Khabilov To Debut Against Vinc Pichel At The TUF 16 Finale". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- "UFC 159 adds Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros to New Jersey lineup". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- "Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov set for November's UFC: Fight for the Troops 3". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- 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.
- Staff (February 5, 2014). "Rustam Khabilov vs. Rafael dos Anjos bout scrapped from UFC 170 fight card". uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
- Staff (2014-03-18). "Benson Henderson-Rustam Khabilov headline June UFC event in Albuquerque". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Ken Pishna (2014-10-30). "Rustam Khabilov vs. Danny Castillo is latest UFC 182 addition". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
- John Morgan (2014-12-04). "Visa issues force Rustam Khabilov out of UFC 182, Danny Castillo in need of new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
- Tristen Critchfield (2014-12-18). "Khabilov-Martins announced for UFC Fight Night in Brazil on Feb. 22". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
- 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.
- "SporTV.com 2012 MMA Awards". sportv.com. December 29, 2012.
- "Joe Rogan’s Top 8 UFC Debuts Of All-Time". bjpenn.com. February 28, 2013.