|From:||Kizlyar, Dagestan Russia|
|Fights Out Of:||Makhachkala Russia|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
UFC event at the Smoothie King Center on June 6, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jun 06, 2015
UFC weigh-in at the Smoothie King Center on June 5, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jun 05, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
TRAINING: Running in the morning, after that it’s a striking class (boxing or kickboxing) and an MMA/grappling class in the evening.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2009 - When I was 22. I always wanted to try MMA, and I liked it.
What ranks and titles have you held? International Master of sports in hand-to-hand combat, international master of sport in combat sambo.
Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali, the greatest sportsman ever.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A new chapter in my life. My dream became real.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Graduated Dagestan State Institute of National Economy.
What was your job before you started fighting? Helping my parents in the family business.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2x Russian champion in pankration, 2x Russian champion hand-to-hand combat, Dagestan champion in Combat Sambo, world champion in amateur MMA "MIX FIGHT" version.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt, 2nd Dan, in hand-to-hand combat
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite striking technique: Left hook
• Pro since 2010
• Six wins by KO, four by submission
• 10 first round finishes
• Five wins in less than two minutes