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Featherweight Division

"Hillman"

Muhammad Naimov

Featherweight Division

11-2-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Muhammad Naimov

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Info

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

Place of Birth
Tajikistan
Fighting style
MMA
Age
29
Height
69.00
Weight
158.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 3, 2023
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
39.50
  • Pro since 2018
     
  • Six wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, arm triangle)
     
  • Five first round finishes
     
  • On six-fight winning streak
     
  • 6-1 since DWCS appearance

UFC Fight Night (2/24/24) Naimov stopped Erik Silva via strikes at :44 of the first round 

UFC 294 (10/21/23) Naimov won a three round unanimous decision over Nathaniel Wood 

UFC on ESPN (6/3/23) Naimov stopped Jamie Mullarkey via strikes at 2:59 of the second round

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode seven (9/15/20) Naimov lost a three-round unanimous decision to Collin Anglin

When and why did you start training for fighting? Las Vegas in 2016. I want to become world champion.

What ranks and titles have you held? World Taekwondo champion. Amateur Real MMA lightweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My dream; history for Tajikistan.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Tajik National University. I left University when I was in two degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? Lyft Driver, Uber Eats delivery.

Favorite grappling technique: RNC, arm triangle and triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Kicks, boxing, clinch