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Heavyweight Division

Not Fighting

"Abrek"

Shamil Abdurakhimov

Heavyweight Division

20-8-0 (W-L-D)

9

Victorias por nocaut

4

Gana por Sumisión

10

Primeros acabados redondos

Shamil Abdurakhimov

Récord del Atleta

Info

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

Status
Not Fighting
Ciudad natal
Dagestan Republic, Russia
Trenes en
Fighting Eagle
Estilo de lucha
Grappler
Años
41
Alto
75.00
Peso
263.00
Debut del octágono
Apr. 4, 2015
Alcance
76.00
Alcance de la pierna
41.50
  • Pro since 2008

     
  • Nine wins by KO, four by submission (Keylock, 2 armbar, Kimura)

     
  • Ten first round finishes

     
  • Has won eight of his last 14

     
  • Has defeated UFC vets Jeff Monson, Sokoudjou and Neil Grove

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Jailton Almeida via strikes at 2:56 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Sergei Pavlovich via strikes at 4:03 of the first round

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Chris Daukaus via strikes at 1:23 of the second round

UFC 242 (9/7/19) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Curtis Blaydes via strikes at 2:22 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (4/20/19) Abdurakhimov stopped Marcin Tybura via strikes at 3:15 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (9/15/18) Abdurakhimov won a three round unanimous decision over Andrei Arlovski

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Abdurakhimov knocked out Chase Sherman at 1:24 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (12/9/16) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Derrick Lewis via strikes at 3:42 of the fourth round

UFC Fight Night (10/1/16) Abdurakhimov won a three round split decision over Walt Harris

UFC Fight Night (2/21/16) Abdurakhimov won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Hamilton

UFC Fight Night (4/4/15) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Tim Johnson via strikes at 4:57 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started boxing at the age of 11. At 17 years old, I began studying Wushu Sanda. In 2007, I began studying MMA



What ranks and titles have you held? ADFC World Champion



Do you have any heroes? Imam Shamil



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  For me, the UFC is the highest standard in MMA. This is like participating in the Olympic Games for any professional athlete. The same feeling I have is for my participation in the UFC.



What was your job before you started fighting? Economist



Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Five time Russian Champion in Contact Wushu, World champion kick-jitsu, International Master of Sports in kickboxing



Favorite grappling technique: Kimura, various types of chokes



Favorite Striking technique: Backfist