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"Russian Thunder"
Alexander Yakovlev
Lightweight Division • 24-9-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 9
    Wins by Knockout
  • 9
    Wins by Submission
  • 6
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 47% 47%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
138
Sig. Strikes Attempted
296
Grappling accuracy 30% 30%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
6
Takedowns Attempted
20
1.89
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.73
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.23
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
56
%
Sig. Str. Defense
73
%
Takedown Defense
0.41
Knockdown Ratio
12:10
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
109 (79%)
Clinch
16 (12%)
Ground
13 (9%)

Sig. Str. by target

49% 68 Head 26% 36 Body 25% 34 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
9 (38%)
DEC
6 (25%)
SUB
9 (38%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Yakovlev vs Roberts

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Yakovlev vs da Silva

    Round
    2
    Time
    03:10
    Method
    SUB

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Great Novgorod, Russia
Trains at
K Dojo Warrior Tribe
Age
36
Height
75.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
May. 31, 2014
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
42.50
Q & A

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.