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Askar Askarov

Flyweight Division

14-1-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Askar Askarov

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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Republic of Dagestan, Russia
Octagon Debut
Sep. 21, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013

  • Four wins by KO, seven by submission (3 RNC, armbar, anaconda, twister, guillotine)

  • Two first round finishes

  • Owns submission wins over UFC vet Jose Maria Tome and WEC / Strikeforce vet Anthony Leone

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Askarov lost a three round unanimous decision to Kai Kara-France

UFC 259 (3/6/21) Askarov won a three round unanimous decision over Joseph Benavidez

UFC Fight Night (7/19/20) Askarov won a three round unanimous decision over Alexandre Pantoja

UFC 246 (1/18/20) Askarov won a three round unanimous decision over Tim Elliott

UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Askarov fought to a three round draw with Brandon Moreno

When and why did you start training for fighting? I grew up in a small village where we had only one wrestling gym. All my friends used to train there and I decided to join them.

What ranks and titles have you held? #11 flyweight in the world, ACB flyweight champion of the world.

Do you have any heroes? My hero is Imam Shamil.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is a lifetime dream to fight in the UFC. Since a young age I followed this sport and especially the UFC organization, and it was a goal to be part of it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I graduated. I have a degree in physical education

What was your job before you started fighting? My father is a construction worker, so I used to work with him.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Deaflympics wrestling champion, Two-time Russian wrestling champion, Dagestan Combat Sambo champion, Dagestan MMA champion, Dagestan grappling champion