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Bantamweight Division

Not Fighting

"Lucky"

Timur Valiev

Bantamweight Division

18-3-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Timur Valiev

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Makhachkala, Russia
Fighting style
MMA
Age
32
Height
66.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 22, 2020
Reach
67.00
Leg reach
38.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2010
     
  • Lost pro debut 17-1, 1 NC since
     
  • On nine fight unbeaten streak (8-0, 1 NC)
     
  • Last loss was via split decision to current UFC fighter Chris Gutierrez. Avenged eight months later
     
  • Five wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, armbar)
     
  • Five first round finishes

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(3/19/22) Valiev lost a three round unanimous decision to Jack Shore 
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Valiev won a three round majority decision over Raoni Barcelos 
UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Valiev won a three round unanimous decision over Martin Day
UFC on ESPN (8/22/20) Valiev’s loss to Trevin Jones was overturned to a no contest after Jones failed a post-fight drug test

Q&A
When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started training at the age of 15 because I love MMA. 
Do you have any heroes? My hero is Prophet Muhammad (S.W.T.)
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC means a lot to me. It was a long journey to get here; now I have to prove that I can compete with the best fighters.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a degree in Economics
What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work in construction and as a security guard.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ, Master of Sports in Sambo, International Master of Sports in Pankration