Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Decision
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2016
- Nine wins by KO
- One first round finish
UFC Fight Night (1/14/23) Kopylov stopped Punahele Soriano via strikes at 3:19 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/3/22) Kopylov knocked out Alessio Di Chirico at 1:09 of the third round
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Kopylov lost a three round unanimous decision to Albert Duraev
UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Kopylov was submitted by Karl Roberson via rear naked choke at 4:01 of the third round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I turned professional in MMA in 2016.
What ranks and titles have you held? Honored Master of Sports in hand-to-hand combat.
Do you have any heroes? In his youth, I followed Fedor Emelianenko. I like his technique, the way he fights. And still we watch his battles and we are learning from him.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I'm really looking forward to this fight. And I really want to test my strength in the best league in the world, to find out what I am capable of. I really want to demonstrate that there are good fighters in the small towns and cities of Russia.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have two higher education degrees - one is economic and the other is physical education. I graduated from Kemerovo State University and Novokuznetsk Institute.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before joining professional sports, I was an amateur hand-to-hand combat fighter and a member of the national team.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I’m a multiple-time champion of Russia in hand-to-hand combat; 4x world champion in hand-to-hand combat; double European champion in hand-to-hand combat.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Former Fight Nights Global Middleweight Champion.
Favorite grappling technique: Double leg takedown
Favorite Striking technique: Boxing combos