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Lightweight Division

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"The Sniper"

Magomed Mustafaev

Lightweight Division

14-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Magomed Mustafaev

athlete record


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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Dagestan Republic, Russia
Trains at
Sochi Star
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 20, 2015
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2011

  • Has won 12 of his last 14

  • Nine first round finishes

  • Ten wins by KO, four by submission (triangle, armbar, heel hook, undisclosed choke) – has finished all wins


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (2/23/20) Mustafaev lost a three round split decision to Brad Riddell

UFC Fight Night (4/20/19) Mustafaev stopped Rafael Fiziev via strikes at 1:26 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/19/16) Mustafaev was submitted by Kevin Lee via rear naked choke at 4:31 of the second round

UFC 194 (12/12/15) Mustafaev stopped Joe Proctor via strikes at 1:54 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/20/15) Mustafaev defeated Piotr Hallmann via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 3:24 of the second round.


When and why did you start training for fighting? I was a big fan of Pride FC and started my professional career in 2010. It was just my passion.                                                        

Do you have any heroes? Muhammad prophet is my hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a dream come true for me. I am excited about my debut.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am studying at Adygea State University, 2nd Grade, Physical education coach.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to be a construction worker.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Winner of Pankration “Black-Sea cup”

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Sochi Star 2014 Welterweight Grand Prix winner, multiple winner of Legion fight events

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Overhand right