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Middleweight Division

Not Fighting

"Wolverine"

Omari Akhmedov

Middleweight Division

21-6-1 (W-L-D)

7

Wins by Knockout

6

Wins by Submission

Omari Akhmedov

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Dagestan Republic, Russia
Trains at
Dag Fighter Team
Fighting style
Kickboxer
Age
34
Height
72.00
Weight
185.50
Octagon Debut
Nov. 09, 2013
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
40.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2010
     
  • 6-1-1 in last eight
     
  • Seven wins by KO, six by submission (2 guillotine, triangle, armbar, RNC, arm triangle)
     
  • Eleven first round finishes
     
  • Four wins in less than two minutes
     
  • Seventh UFC bout at middleweight (4-1-1) after 4-3 UFC run at 170

UFC History
UFC 264
(7/10/21) Akhmedov lost a three round split decision to Brad Tavares
UFC on ESPN (1/20/21) Akhmedov submitted Tom Breese via arm triangle choke at 1:41 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Akhmedov lost a three round unanimous decision to Chris Weidman
UFC 245 (12/14/19) Akhmedov won a three round unanimous decision over Ian Heinisch
UFC 242 (9/7/19) Akhmedov won a three round unanimous decision over Zak Cummings
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Akhmedov won a three round unanimous decision over Tim Boetsch
UFC 219 (12/30/17) Akhmedov fought to a three round draw with Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Akhmedov won a three round split decision over Abdul Razak Alhassan
UFC Fight Night (11/27/16) Akhmedov won a three round unanimous decision over Kyle Noke
UFC on FOX (4/16/16) Akhmedov was stopped by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via strikes at 3:03 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (12/10/15) Akhmedov was stopped by Sergio Moraes via strikes at 2:18 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (6/6/15) Akhmedov scored a TKO (injury) victory over Brian Ebersole at 5:00 of the first round
UFC 182 (1/3/15) Akhmedov won a three round unanimous decision over Mats Nilsson
UFC Fight Night (3/8/14) Akhmedov was submitted by Gunnar Nelson via guillotine choke at 4:36 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/9/13) Akhmedov knocked out Thiago Perpetuo at 3:31 of the first round

Q&A
When and why did you start training for fighting?  2009 - When I was 22. I always wanted to try MMA, and I liked it.
What ranks and titles have you held?  International Master of sports in hand-to-hand combat, international master of sport in combat sambo.
Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali, the greatest sportsman ever.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  A new chapter in my life. My dream became real.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?  Graduated Dagestan State Institute of National Economy.
What was your job before you started fighting?  Helping my parents in the family business.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2x Russian champion in pankration, 2x Russian champion hand-to-hand combat, Dagestan champion in Combat Sambo, world champion in amateur MMA "MIX FIGHT" version.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt, 2nd Dan, in hand-to-hand combat
Favorite grappling technique:  Kimura
Favorite Striking technique: Left hook