January 26, 1987 |
Zhalgyskan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Belgorod, Russia|
|Team||Red Devil Sport Club
Lion North-West (BJJ)
Fight Spirit Team
|Trainer||Sambo & Judo: Vladimir Voronov
MMA: Vitaly Bondarenko
|Rank||International Master of Sport in Sambo
Brown belt in Judo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|2011 Vilnius||100 kg|
|Russian Combat Sambo Championships|
|2011 St. Petersburg||100 kg|
Viktor Aleksandrovich Nemkov (Russian: Виктор Александрович Немков; born January 26, 1987 in Kazakhstan) is a Russian-Kazakh sambist, judoka competitor and mixed martial artist. Nemkov won the 2011 World Sambo Championships in Combat Sambo Events. According to the global-mma.com rankings, he is the number 10 ranked Light Heavyweight in the world outside of the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Victor Nemkov was born in a small village in Zhalgyskan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union, now modern-Kazakhstan. In 1999 the family moved to the village Tomarovka, Belgorod Oblast. There, Nemkov began to train in Judo.
Nemkov was the 2008 Russian Combat Sambo bronze medalist in the 90 kg weight category and the 2009 World Cup champion.
Nemkov began his professional mixed martial arts career with a loss to Magomed Sultanakhmedov via TKO, but quickly rebounded against newcomer Christian Bombay. Nemkov was able to secure a triangle choke on Bombay early in the first round to claim his first victory.
Nemkov continued in M-1 with several victories, including one in a fight against Sergey Khramov.
Nemkov's toughest challenge at that point came against the vastly experienced Tony Lopez in South Korea. Lopez' experience was perhaps too great, as he walked away with a submission victory via rear naked choke in the second round, handing Nemkov his second career loss.
Nemkov then signed to fight Khanilav Khanilaev at the M-1 2009 Finals. Nemkov went onto suffer his third career defeat, losing via split decision. Nemkov would bounce back with a victory over Shamil Vajsurov who, going into the fight, had a record of 0-1.
In April 2011, Nemkov fought Vinny Magalhaes for the vacant M-1 Global Light Heavyweight title. Early on, Magalhaes looked for a takedown, but it was Nemkov who was able to secure top position early on. From there, Nemkov had to defend against multiple submission attempts, including an omoplata which seemed to be almost locked in. From the second round, Magalhaes visibly tired, but still managed to mount Nemkov on a couple of occasions. Magalhaes was able to finish Nemkov in the third round via rare mounted gogoplata with a neck crank.
Following the loss, Nemkov went on a four fight winning streak, including a tournament win held over a 4-month span.
Championships and accomplishments
- M-1 Global
- M-1 Light Heavyweight Championship (2 Times)
- All-Russian Sambo Federation
- Russian Combat Sambo National Championships 8nd[clarification needed] Place (2010)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|30 matches||24 wins||6 losses|
|Win||24–6||Attila Végh||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 71: Nemkov vs. Vegh||October 21, 2016||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||23–6||Rashid Yusupov||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge 66: Nemkov vs. Yusupov||May 27, 2016||5||5:00||Orenburg, Russia||Lost M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||23–5||Stephan Puetz||Decision (majority)||M-1 Challenge 63: Puetz vs. Nemkov 2||December 4, 2015||5||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia||Won M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||22–5||Maro Perak||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 60: Battle in Orel||August 5, 2015||3||5:00||Oryol, Russia|
|Win||21–5||Florian Martin||Submission (rear naked choke)||M-1 Global: Steel Battle 2||April 24, 2015||1||1:42||Stary Oskol, Russia|
|Win||20–5||Beksot Jiyanov||TKO (punches)||M-1 Global: Steel Battle||July 16, 2014||1||3:03||Stary Oskol, Russia|
|Loss||19–5||Stephan Puetz||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge 46||March 14, 2014||5||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia||Lost M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||19–4||Vasiliy Babich||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Challenge 43||November 15, 2013||2||4:06||Surgut, Russia||Won M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||18–4||Maciej Browarski||Decision (unanimous)||ANMMA - Liberation||August 5, 2013||3||5:00||Belgorod, Russia|
|Win||17-4||Reinaldo da Silva||Submission (leg lock)||M-1 Global - M-1 Challenge 40||June 8, 2013||2||N/A||Ingushetia, Russia|
|Win||16-4||Gadzhimurad Antigulov||Submission (guillotine choke)||M-1 Challenge 36 - Confrontation in Mytishchi||December 8, 2012||2||1:30||Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||15-4||Baga Agaev||Submission (guillotine choke)||League S-70 - Russian Championship Finals||August 11, 2012||1||1:12||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||14-4||Khadzhimurat Kamilov||Submission (armbar)||League S-70 - Russian Championship Semifinals||May 25, 2012||2||4:10||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||13-4||Abdul-Kerim Edilov||Decision (unanimous)||League S-70 - Russian Championship Third Round||April 6, 2012||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||12-4||Chuck Grigsby||KO (punch)||Sambo-70 - Russia vs. Brazil||August 5, 2011||2||3:24||Sochi, Russia|
|Loss||11-4||Vinny Magalhães||Submission (mounted gogoplata neck crank)||M-1 Challenge 25: Zavurov vs. Enomoto||April 28, 2011||3||1:40||Saint Petersburg, Russia||For vacant M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||11-3||Vitaly Smirnov||Decision (unanimous)||Mix Fight Tournament||January 15, 2011||2||5:00||Voronezh, Russia|
|Win||10-3||Daniel Viscaya||Submission (triangle choke)||M-1 Challenge 22: Narkun vs. Vasilevsky||December 10, 2010||1||1:09||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||9-3||Rashid Magomedov||KO (punches)||LM - Tournament 2||June 18, 2010||2||3:24||Lipetsk Oblast, Russia|
|Win||8-3||Shamil Vajsurov||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 2||April 10, 2010||2||5:00||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Loss||7-3||Khanilav Khanilaev||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 9||December 3, 2009||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||7-2||Ramazan Ramazanov||Submission (triangle choke)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 8||October 4, 2009||1||3:08||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||6-2||Rasul Magomedaliev||Submission (triangle choke)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 6||September 5, 2009||1||2:52||Dagestan, Russia|
|Loss||5-2||Tony Lopez||Submission (rear naked choke)||M-1 Challenge 17: Korea||July 4, 2009||2||3:06||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||5-1||Ilya Malyukov||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 3||May 28, 2009||2||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||4-1||Ishkhan Zakharian||TKO (corner stoppage)||M-1 Challenge: 2009 Selections 1||March 13, 2009||2||0:34||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||3-1||Magomed Umarov||Decision (unanimous)||Pro FC-Grand Prix||October 4, 2008||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||2-1||Sergey Khramov||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 MFC: Fedor Emelianenko Cup||May 15, 2008||3||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||1-1||Christian Bombay||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||M-1 Challenge 2: Russia||April 3, 2008||1||1:31||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||0-1||Magomed Sultanakhmedov||TKO (punches)||Profi Mix Fight Championship||February 22, 2008||1||N/A||Novgorod Oblast, Russia|
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