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#14 Heavyweight Division

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"Abrek"

Shamil Abdurakhimov

Heavyweight Division

20-7-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

10

First Round Finishes

Shamil Abdurakhimov

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

Status
Active
Hometown
Dagestan Republic, Russia
Fighting style
Grappler
Age
41
Height
75.00
Weight
262.00
Octagon Debut
Apr. 04, 2015
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
41.50
  • Pro since 2008
     
  • Nine wins by KO, four by submission (Keylock, 2 armbar, Kimura)
     
  • Ten first round finishes
     
  • Has won eight of his last 13
     
  • Has defeated UFC vets Jeff Monson, Sokoudjou and Neil Grove

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Sergei Pavlovich via strikes at 4:03 of the first round

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Chris Daukaus via strikes at 1:23 of the second round

UFC 242 (9/7/19) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Curtis Blaydes via strikes at 2:22 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (4/20/19) Abdurakhimov stopped Marcin Tybura via strikes at 3:15 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (9/15/18) Abdurakhimov won a three round unanimous decision over Andrei Arlovski

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Abdurakhimov knocked out Chase Sherman at 1:24 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (12/9/16) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Derrick Lewis via strikes at 3:42 of the fourth round

UFC Fight Night (10/1/16) Abdurakhimov won a three round split decision over Walt Harris

UFC Fight Night (2/21/16) Abdurakhimov won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Hamilton

UFC Fight Night (4/4/15) Abdurakhimov was stopped by Tim Johnson via strikes at 4:57 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started boxing at the age of 11. At 17 years old, I began studying Wushu Sanda. In 2007, I began studying MMA

What ranks and titles have you held? ADFC World Champion

Do you have any heroes? Imam Shamil

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  For me, the UFC is the highest standard in MMA. This is like participating in the Olympic Games for any professional athlete. The same feeling I have is for my participation in the UFC.

What was your job before you started fighting? Economist

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Five time Russian Champion in Contact Wushu, World champion kick-jitsu, International Master of Sports in kickboxing

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura, various types of chokes

Favorite Striking technique: Backfist