Alexander
Yakovlev
21-5-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 21-5-1
Summary: Intellectual fighter

Fighter Info

Nickname: Thunder Of The North
From: Great Novgorod Russia
Fights Out Of: Fairfield, NJ USA
Age: 30
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
43
51% Successful
22
Types of Successful Strikes
0
22
91% Standing
20
1
1
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
2
50% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
1
1
Takedown Defense
33
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Nico Musoke Oct 4, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Alexander Yakovlev -- -- -- --
Loss
Demian Maia May 31, 2014
29 2 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alexander Yakovlev 22 1 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: Daily works in all aspects of MMA

When and why did you start training for fighting? I always wanted to fight; I watched Oleg Taktarov in UFC when I was like 13 years old, and since then I always dreamed of being a UFC fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held? NAGA Expert World Champion

Do you have any heroes? The time has passed for me to have heroes. Now I need to be a hero for someone else.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me to fight in UFC, it's like an actor getting a part in a major Hollywood movie. For me to fight Demian Maia in the UFC, it's like getting the starring role in the Hollywood movie.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a military college degree in military law and have achieved the rank of Captain.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have been a professional MMA fighter since I was 18, so I never really did anything else.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I have earned Master of Sport designations in Sport Sambo, Combat Sambo, Freestyle Wrestling, and Hand-To-Hand-Combat.

Favorite grappling technique:  I do not have any favorites; I like to keep expanding the versatility of my game. The possibilities are endless.

Favorite striking technique: I do not have any favorites; I like to keep expanding the versatility of my game. The possibilities are endless.

 

  • Pro since 2004

 

  • Eight wins by KO, eight by submission

 

  • Seven first round finishes

 

  • Has won three of his last four

 

  • Most recent win was a decision victory over UFC vet Paul Daley on 11/8/13

 

  • Last pre-UFC loss was to UFC vet Rashid Magomedov via decision on 11/15/12

 

  • Has released three rap albums

 

Career

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