Shamil Zavurov

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Shamil Zavurov
Шамиль Завуров
Born Shamil Magomedovich Zavurov
(1984-07-04) July 4, 1984 (age 32)[1]
Kirovaul, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[2]
Other names The Champion
Lion of Dagestan
The Fan of GSP
Nationality Russian[3]
Ethnicity Avar
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
Division Welterweight (2004-2012)
Lightweight (2012-present)
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Fighting out of St. Petersburg, Leningrad
Derbent, Dagestan
Team RusFighters Sport Club[4]
Champion Club Derbent[5]
Fight Nights Gym
Akhmat Fight Club
Trainer Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
Rank Black belt and 1st International Master of Sports in Sambo
Master of Sports in Freestyle Wrestling
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 36
Wins 30
By knockout 11
By submission 5
By decision 14
Losses 5
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 2
Draws 1
Other information
Notable relatives Frodo Khasbulaev, cousin
Khabib Nurmagomedov, second cousin
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Shamil Magomedovich Zavurov (Russian: Шамиль Магомедович Завуров; born July 4, 1984) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar descent, who competes in the Welterweight and Lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2004, Zavurov has won all but three of his professional fights.[3] He is the former M-1 Global World Welterweight champion.

Early life[edit]

Zavurov attended high school in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, where he began training in freestyle wrestling under Mairbek Yusupov (member of the 1977-78 USSR team who went on to coach Dagestan’s freestyle wrestling team).[2] Post-school, he studied at the Dagestan State Pedagogical University, graduating from the Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports and also studied Law at the Dagestan Institute of Finance and Law.[2] He continued working on his martial arts training, taking up Combat Sambo, and also started a family – he is married with two sons and a daughter.[2] He likes to employ the techniques Georges St-Pierre, whom he is a fan of. Zavurov is undefeated in combat sambo (153-0)

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Shamil Zavurov has achieved a great deal of success in combat sports. In addition to more than 50 victories in amateur and semi-professional MMA, he has triumphed more than 50 times in Combat Sambo bouts, in the process winning three world championships[4] (2004, 2005, and 2007).[2] He has also won international tournaments in Wushu Sanda[4] (2003)[2] and wrestling and was the 2002 Dagestani champion in Wushu Sanda in the youth division.[2] In 2005 and 2007, he won Russian national championships[2] and was twice the CIS champion in hand-to-hand combat.[4]

The hardest fight in Zavurov's career was his unanimous decision victory over Seydina Seck[6] in which his arm was broken and he sustained torn ligaments – these injuries still cause him pain.[2] Zavurov still wonders about the only defeat of his career, a split decision loss to Rashid Magomedov,[7] which was controversial in that commentators and viewers disagreed with the judges' decision. It was Zavurov's first fight in more than a year, his return after a serious injury he sustained after being drafted into the army.[2]

In fighting in the Eastern European M-1 Welterweight tournament, Zavurov defeated Radik Iboyan[8] with a second round technical knockout and won a hard-fought semi-final against Ramazan Abdulzhalilov[9] that went the full distance.[10] In the tournament final,[11] Zavurov defeated Magomedrasul Khasbulaev[12] with a "text-book rear-naked-choke submission."[13] Since winning the tournament, Zavurov has compiled four further victories in a single three-week period,[3] against Vladimir Katyihin,[14] Vasily Novikov,[15] Vener Galiev,[16] and Jaroslav Poborsky.[17]

M-1 Global[edit]

Shamil Zavurov was expecting to face Tom "Da Tank" Gallicchio,[18] the Americas selection champion, for the title[10] but Gallicchio was removed following "an infringement of contractual obligations".[19] Gallicchio was replaced by Abner Lloveras, the Western European M-1 Global tournament victor.[19] Zavurov defeated Lloveras via fourth round TKO to become the inaugural M-1 Global Welterweight Champion.

In the event’s second championship bout, Russian Shamil Zavurov edged 2010 World Victory Road welterweight grand prix runner-up Yasubey Enomoto in a five-round affair.[20]

Zavurov was scheduled to rematch his lone defeat as he was to defend his title against Rashid Magomedov at M-1 Challenge XXX on December 9, 2011.[21] The match, however, has been postponed and Zavurov instead faced Yasubey Enomoto in a rematch. He lost the back-and-forth battle via submission in the fifth round.

Zavurov faced Alexander Yakovlev on March 16, 2012 at M-1 Challenge 31, with the fight ending in a draw (judges scorecards: 29–28 Zavurov, 28–28, 28–28)

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Zavurov signed with Bellator MMA and was reported to take part in Bellator MMA: Season Eight.[22] However, for reasons unexplained, did not take part in any event of the season.

World Fighting Championship Akhmat[edit]

Zavurov faced Brazilian Rodrigo Caporal in the quarterfinal at WFCA 16 on March 12, 2016. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Zavurov faced to Luciano Palhano at WFCA 22 on May 22, 2016. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Zavurov faced Chechen super star Khusein Khaliev at WCFA 23 Lightweight Grand Prix on October 4, 2016.[23] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • M-1 Global
    • M-1 Selection 2010 Eastern Europe Welterweight
    • M-1 Global Welterweight Championship (1 times, former)
    • Euro-Asia Champion (1 time)

Sambo[edit]

  • Federation International Amateur de Sambo
    • Combat Sambo World champion (3 time)
  • All-Russian Sambo Federation
    • Russian Combat Sambo National Championships 21th (2010)[24]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 30–5–1 Kim-won Ki Decision (unanimous) Road FC February 11, 2017 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea Road FC Grand Prix 1/16
Loss 29–5–1 Khusein Khaliev KO (knee) WFCA 23: Final October 4, 2016 2 3:05 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia Akhmat GP Final
Win 29–4–1 Luciano Palhano Decision (unanimous) WFCA 22: Grand Prix Akhmat May 22, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia Akhmat GP Semifinal
Win 28–4–1 Rodrigo Caporal Decision (unanimous) WFCA 16: Grand Prix Akhmat March 12, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia Akhmat GP Quarterfinal
Loss 27–4–1 Yasubey Enomoto Submission (guillotine choke) World FC Akhmat: Grozny Fights 9 October 4, 2015 3 2:28 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
Win 27–3–1 Hermes França KO (punch) World FC Akhmat: Grozny Fights 3 June 13, 2015 1 0:42 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
Win 26–3–1 Sergey Faley Decision (unanimous) Octagon Fighting Sensation 3 February 28, 2015 3 5:00 Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Won OFS Welterweight Championship
Win 25–3–1 Luiz Ricardo Simon KO (punches) New Stream October 31, 2014 2 1:12 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 24–3–1 Davlat Alimov TKO (punches) Octagon Fighting Sensation 1 May 11, 2014 3 1:18 Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
Win 23–3–1 Renat Lyatifov Decision (unanimous) MMA Star in the Ring - Shamil vs. Renat March 1, 2014 3 5:00 Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia
Win 22–3–1 Harun Kina Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights - Battle on Terek 1 October 4, 2013 3 5:00 Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
Loss 21–3–1 Yasubey Enomoto Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 12 June 21, 2013 3 5:00 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia Welterweight division.
Win 21–2–1 Eduardo Pachu TKO (punches) Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 11 April 20, 2013 1 3:24 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 20–2–1 Juha-Pekka Vainikainen Decision (unanimous) Battle of the Stars 1 December 22, 2012 3 5:00 Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russia
Win 19–2–1 Anatoly Safronov TKO (kick to the body and punches) League S-70: Russian Championship Third Round April 6, 2012 1 1:34 Moscow, Russia
Draw 18–2–1 Alexander Yakovlev Draw (majority) M-1 Challenge 31 March 16, 2012 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 18–2 Yasubey Enomoto Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 Challenge 30: Zavurov vs. Enomoto December 9, 2011 5 4:10 Costa Mesa, California, United States Lost M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 18–1 Zhanybek Amatov TKO (foot injury) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 4 July 7, 2011 2 1:34 Moscow, Russia Defended the Euro-Asia Welterweight Championship
Win 17–1 Yasubey Enomoto Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 25: Zavurov vs. Enomoto April 28, 2011 5 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia Defended M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 16–1 Yuri Izotov Decision (unanimous) Lipetsk Mix Federation: Russian Cities Tournament March 18, 2011 3 5:00 Lipetsk, Russia
Win 15–1 Tom Gallicchio TKO (strikes) M-1 Challenge 23: Guram vs. Grishin March 5, 2011 2 1:11 Moscow, Russia Defended M-1 Global Welterweight Championship
Win 14–1 Abner Lloveras TKO (strikes) M-1 Challenge 22: Narkun vs. Vasilevsky December 10, 2010 4 4:22 Moscow, Russia Won vacant M-1 Global Welterweight Championship[4]
Win 13–1 Jaroslav Poborsky[17] TKO (punches) Heroes Gate 2 October 21, 2010 1 2:50 Prague, Czech Republic[25]
Win 12–1 Vener Galiev[16] Decision (unanimous) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 2 October 16, 2010 2 5:00 Moscow, Russia[26] Won Euro-Asia Welterweight Championship
Win 11–1 Vasily Novikov[15] Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 2 October 16, 2010 1 2:53 Moscow, Russia[26]
Win 10–1 Vladimir Katyihin[27] Decision (unanimous) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 8 October 1, 2010 2 5:00 Odessa, Ukraine[28]
Win 9–1 Frodo Khasbulaev[12] Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Finals July 22, 2010 1 3:16 Moscow, Russia[11] 2010 M-1 Eastern Europe Welterweight Selection Final[13]
Win 8–1 Ramazan Abdulzhalilov[9] Decision (unanimous) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 3 May 28, 2010 3 5:00 Kiev, Ukraine[29]
Win 7–1 Radik Iboyan[8] TKO (punches) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 2 April 10, 2010 2 3:54 Kiev, Ukraine[30]
Win 6–1 Seydina Seck[citation needed] Decision (unanimous) Saturn & RusFighters: Battle of Gladiators February 13, 2010 3 5:00 Omsk, Russia[31]
Loss 5–1 Rashid Magomedov[7] Decision (split) M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 9 November 3, 2009 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia[32]
Win 5–0 Aleksey Gonchar[33] Submission (armbar) CSFU: Champions League September 13, 2008 2 3:50 Poltava, Ukraine[34]
Win 4–0 Hamiz Mamedov[35] Decision (unanimous) Mission of Peace: Martial Arts Festival May 23, 2008 3 3:00 Ekaterinburg, Russia[36]
Win 3–0 Mukhamed Aushev[37] KO (punches) Combat Fighting Federation: International MMA Tournament December 9, 2007 3 2:59 Tyumen, Russia[38]
Win 2–0 Vitaly Gogishvilli Submission (rear-naked choke) Mixfight Georgia: Georgia vs. Russia October 15, 2005 1 2:05 Tbilisi, Georgia
Win 1–0 Magomed Kurmagomedov[39] Submission (armbar) Extreme FC: Octagon 3 February 27, 2004 2 1:20 Odessa, Ukraine[40]

Except where otherwise indicated, details provided in the record box are taken from Sherdog[3]

References[edit]

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  37. ^ "Mukhamed Aushev". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
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