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#11 Peso mosca Division


"The Punisher"

Muhammad Mokaev

Peso mosca Division

10-0-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Muhammad Mokaev

athlete record


Learn more about Muhammad Mokaev's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Manchester, Reino Unido
Trains at
Tiger Muay Thai
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Mar. 19, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2020
  • Two wins by KO, five by submission (3 RNC, armbar, guillotine)
  • Three first-round finishes
  • Eighth youngest fighter on current UFC roster

UFC 286 (3/18/23) Mokaev submitted Jafel Filho via rear naked choke at 4:32 of the third round 

UFC 280 (10/22/22) Mokaev submitted Malcolm Gordon via armbar at 4:26 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Mokaev won a three round unanimous decision over Charles Johnson

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Mokaev submitted Cody Durden via guillotine choke at :58 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2015 because I couldn’t compete in international wrestling tournaments as I had refugee status and wasn’t able to travel, so I wanted to challenge myself in different sports and I liked it.

What ranks and titles have you held? 23-0 amateur record
2x IMMAF world champion 2018/2019
IMMAF European champion 2019
Oceanic open IMMAF champion 2020
UKFC flyweight & bantamweight champion
Cage Steel bantamweight champion
Tanko FC flyweight champion
WCFC bantamweight champion
European Junior BJJ champion

Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali, a champion inside and outside the ring.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot, especially to show the younger generation that everything is possible. With belief you can get in the UFC early and still be dominant.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college to do business studies.

What was your job before you started fighting? Giving out leaflets to make some money.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Fought in Brave FC before UFC

Favorite grappling technique: D’Arce choke and rear naked choke, sometimes the guillotine

Favorite Striking technique: Left body kick or head kick, flying knee, backhand