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#13 Flyweight Division

Tagir Ulanbekov

Flyweight Division

16-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Tagir Ulanbekov

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Dagestan, Russia
Trains at
Eagles MMA Team
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 10, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013
  • One win by KO, seven by submission (2 guillotine, 2 RNC, 2 armbar, face crank)
  • Three first round finishes
  • Has won seven of his last eight and two in a row 
  • Lone pre-UFC defeat was to UFC vet Zhalgas Zhumagulov via majority decision in August 2018

UFC 296 (12/16/23) Ulanbekov submitted Cody Durden via face crank at 4:25 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (11/5/22) Ulanbekov submitted Nate Maness via guillotine choke at 2:11 of the first round 

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Ulanbekov lost a three round unanimous decision to Tim Elliott

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Ulanbekov won a three round split decision over Allan Nascimento

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Ulanbekov won a three round unanimous decision over Bruno Silva

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006. I came to the gym to fix my injured hand and that's how I become a fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held? FIGHT NIGHT GLOBAL flyweight champion, GFC flyweight champion

Do you have any heroes? My hero is my coach

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a dream come true for me and it's a very big step in my career.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a management degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work at the food market.

Favorite grappling technique: Takedowns, guillotine choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab