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Shamil Gamzatov

Light Heavyweight Division

14-1-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

4

Wins by Decision

Shamil Gamzatov

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Hometown
Dagestan, Russia
Age
31
Height
74.00
Weight
206.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 09, 2019
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
42.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Five wins by KO, five by submission (Triangle, guillotine, 3 armbar)
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Owns wins over UFC vets Eddie Gordon and Rodney Wallace

 

UFC History

UFC 267 (11/9/19) Gamzatov was stopped by Michal Oleksiejczuk via TKO (strikes) at 3:31 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Gamzatov won a three round split decision over Klidson Abreu

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 20 years old, I started training in MMA and striking disciplines. Before that, I was practicing grappling and wrestling. 
What ranks and titles have you held? Combat Sambo Master of Sport, Russian Grappling Champion, brown belt in jiu-jitsu, MMA amateur world champion 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s like the Olympic Games of MMA, the highest level of competition. 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Economy Engineering – bachelor’s degree 
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at a bank.
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
Favorite Striking technique: Overhand right