Shamil Abdurakhimov

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Shamil Abdurakhimov
Шамиль Абдурахимов
Born (1981-09-02) September 2, 1981 (age 36)
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nickname(s) Abrek
Nationality Russian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)
Division Heavyweight (205–265 Ib)
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Style Wushu Sanda, Freestyle Wrestling, Kickboxing
Fighting out of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Team Fighting Eagle
Trainer Kickboxing: Magomed Magomedov
Rank National Master of Sports in Wushu Sanda[citation needed]
International Master of Sports in Kickboxing[1]
Years active 2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 18
By knockout 8
By submission 4
By decision 6
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
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Shamil Abdurakhimov

Shamil Gentovich Abdurakhimov (Russian: Шамиль Гентович Абдурахимов; born September 2, 1981 in Dagestan) is a Russian of Avar heritage mixed martial artist, who is currently fighting in the heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently the #13 ranked heavyweight in UFC rankings as of 12th April, 2018.[2]

Background[edit]

Abdurakhimov was born September 2, 1981 in Kuyada village, Gunibsky District, Dagestan in the Sunni Muslim family of Avar descent. He started train Sanshou and Freestyle wrestling in primary school. After the army he became Sanshou Russian national champion.[3][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship[edit]

On May 14, 2010 at the ADFC: Battle of the Champions he faced American MMA legend Jeff Monson and won via majority decision.

Abdurakhimov faced Sokoudjou on October 22, 2010 at the ADFC: Round 2. He won via TKO (punches) in the third round.

In last fight in ADFC: Round 3 Abdurakhimov faced Marcos Oliveira he won via TKO (punches) in the first round. The win also earned him ADFC belt and one million dirham ($250,000).[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On January 15, 2015 he signed a contract with the UFC.[6]

In his debut, Abdurakhimov faced Timothy Johnson on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63[7] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Abdurakhimov faced Anthony Hamilton on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83.[8] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[9]

Abdurakhimov next faced Walt Harris on October 1, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 96.[10] He won the fight via split decision.[11]

Abdurakhimov faced Derrick Lewis on December 9, 2016 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 102.[12] After winning the first three rounds, he lost the fight by TKO in the fourth round.[13]

Abdurakhimov faced Chase Sherman on 25 November, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 122.[14] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[15]

Abdurakhimov is expected to face Andrei Arlovski on September 15, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 136.[16]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Artist[edit]

  • Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship
    • Winner Abu Dhabi Grand-Prix
    • ADFC Heavyweight Champion

Sanshou[edit]

  • Russian Sanshou Federation
    • Five Time Russian National Champion[1]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–4 Chase Sherman KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum November 25, 2017 1 1:24 Shanghai, China
Loss 17–4 Derrick Lewis TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov December 9, 2016 4 3:42 Albany, New York, United States
Win 17–3 Walt Harris Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson October 1, 2016 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 16–3 Anthony Hamilton Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy February 21, 2016 3 5:00 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 15–3 Timothy Johnson TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas April 4, 2015 1 4:57 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Win 15–2 Kenny Garner Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 49 June 7, 2014 3 5:00 Ingushetia, Russia
Win 14–2 Neil Grove Decision (unanimous) Tech-Krep Fighting Championship: Southern Front 2 October 4, 2013 3 5:00 Krasnodar, Russia
Win 13–2 Jerry Otto Submission (americana) ProFC 40 April 1, 2012 1 1:46 Volgograd, Russia
Loss 12–2 Tony Lopez Submission (triangle choke) WUFC: Challenge of Champions December 24, 2011 3 1:54 Makhachkala, Russia
Win 12–1 Marcos Oliveira TKO (punches) ADFC: Round 3 March 11, 2011 3 2:17 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Won the ADFC Heavyweight Grand-Prix.
Win 11–1 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou TKO (punches) ADFC: Round 2 October 22, 2010 3 2:17 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 10–1 Jeff Monson Decision (majority) ADFC: Battle of the Champions May 14, 2010 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 9–1 Shamil Abdulmuslimov TKO (punches) ProFC: Commonwealth Cup April 23, 2010 1 1:41 Moscow, Russia
Win 8–1 Mikhail Rutskiv Submission (armbar) ProFC: Pride & Honour March 19, 2010 1 1:39 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 7–1 Baga Agaev Decision (unanimous) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 4 December 19, 2009 2 5:00 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Loss 6–1 Thiago Santos Decision (unanimous) Union of Veterans of Sport: Mayor's Cup 2009 November 27, 2009 3 5:00 Novosibirsk, Russia
Win 6–0 Roman Savochka TKO (corner stoppage) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 2 September 25, 2009 2 1:47 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 5–0 Roman Mirzoyan Submission (armbar) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 1 August 21, 2009 1 3:30 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 4–0 Vitalii Yalovenko KO (punches) ProFC: King of The Night 2 July 4, 2009 1 1:39 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 3–0 Ante Maljkovic TKO (punches) ProFC: Russia vs. Europe March 29, 2009 1 1:17 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 2–0 Gabriel Garcia TKO (punches) FightFORCE: Day of Anger February 18, 2009 1 0:57 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 1–0 Vladimir Kuchenko Submission (kimura) FightFORCE: Russia vs. The World April 19, 2008 1 N/A Saint Petersburg, Russia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shamil Adburakhimov". UFC.com. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.ufc.com/rankings?fb_comment_id=6086517324953#f2f11ab82cc0ba4
  3. ^ "Abdurakhimov's origin". fighterland.ru. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tough heavyweight from Dagestan". boxing-point.ru. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Shamil Abdurakhimov became ADFC Champion". mixfight.ru. Retrieved March 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "another MMA fighter from Dagestan signed with the UFC". championat.com. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Heavyweights Shamil Abdurahimov and Timothy Johnson meet at UFC Fight Night 63". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-12-15). "Seven Added to Pittsburgh Event". UFC.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-02-21). "UFC Fight Night 83 results: Shamil Abdurakhimov cruises past Anthony Hamilton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  10. ^ Staff (2016-08-01). "3 more added to UFC Fight Night 96". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  11. ^ Matt Erickson (2016-10-01). "UFC Fight Night 96 results: Shamil Abdurakhimov takes split from Walt Harris in heavyweight ho-hummer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  12. ^ Staff (2016-10-14). "UFC Fight Night 102 gets eight new fights, including Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  13. ^ Marc Raimondi (2016-12-09). "UFC Fight Night 102 results: Derrick Lewis rallies to finish Shamil Abdurakhimov in fourth". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  14. ^ Nolan King (2017-10-02). "Exclusive: Chase Sherman vs. Shmail Abdurakhimov on the works for UFC Shanghai". mma-today.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02. 
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night 122 results: Shamil Abdurakhimov rebounds with 84-second KO of Chase Sherman". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2017-11-26. 
  16. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-06-21). "Ex-champ Andrei Arlovski meets Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night in Moscow". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21. 

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