Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
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 2013
- Ten wins by KO, seven by submission (4 armbar, 2 guillotine, RNC)
- 14 first round finishes
- Has won eight of his last 12; lone pre-UFC losses in that stretch were in 2019 to UFC vet John Lineker, and in DWCS bout against Anheliger
- Holds 2018 KO win over UFC vet Leandro Issa
UFC 294 (10/21/23) Gafurov was submitted by Said Nurmagomedov via guillotine choke at 1:13 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (6/3/23) Gafurov lost a three round unanimous decision to John Castaneda
Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5
Episode two (9/7/21) Gafurov lost a three-round split decision to Chad Anheliger
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training from six years old. It was my father’s dream that one day I will become a champion.
What titles have you held? Two-time champion in world combat sambo; MMA FILA amateur world champion.
Do you have any heroes? Fedor Emelianenko
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My entire life’s dream.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Physical university, diploma
What was your job before you started fighting? None
Ranks in any martial arts styles: International Master of Sports in Combat Sambo
Favorite grappling technique: All submissions
Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut