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#3 Peso semipesado Division

Activo

Magomed Ankalaev

Peso semipesado Division

18-1-0 (W-L-D)

9

Fight Win Streak

10

Wins by Knockout

6

First Round Finishes

Magomed Ankalaev

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

Status
Activo
Hometown
Dagestan, Rusia
Fighting style
MMA
Age
30
Height
75.00
Weight
206.00
Octagon Debut
Mar. 17, 2018
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
46.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2014
     
  • 10 wins by KO
     
  • On nine-fight winning streak
     
  • Six first round finishes
     
  • Owns May 2017 KO win over UFC vet Wagner Prado
     

UFC History
UFC 277
(7/30/22) Ankalaev stopped Anthony Smith via strikes at 3:09 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (3/12/22) Ankalaev won a five round unanimous decision over Thiago Santos
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Ankalaev won a three round unanimous decision over Volkan Oezdemir
UFC Fight Night (2/27/21) Ankalaev won a three round unanimous decision over Nikita Krylov
UFC 254 (10/24/20) Ankalaev knocked out Ion Cutelaba at 4:19 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (2/29/20) Ankalaev stopped Ion Cutelaba via strikes at :38 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Ankalaev knocked out Dalcha Lungiambula at :29 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (2/23/19) Ankalaev won a three round unanimous decision over Klidson Abreu
UFC Fight Night (9/15/18) Ankalaev knocked out Marcin Prachnio at 3:09 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/17/18) Ankalaev was submitted by Paul Craig via triangle choke at 4:59 of the third round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started my professional career six years ago and it seems that it’s working out for me. In Dagestan, every average person is doing martial arts, so I'm just an average Dagestani guy.
What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time World, three-time Russian champion of amateur MMA.  Greco-Roman champion of Dagestan. Master of sports in Combat Sambo, International master of sport in amateur MMA 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a very good opportunity for me to test myself with the top fighters in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated DGPU - Sport Faculty 
What was your job before you started fighting?  My job is in my GYM.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition?  WFCA light heavyweight champion of the world.
Favorite grappling technique: My favorite one is the Suplex, but I don't know how to do it.
Favorite Striking technique: The one that knocks an opponent down.