Damir Ismagulov

Damir Ismagulov ( born February 3, 1991) is a Russian mixed martial artist, who is currently fighting in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former M-1 Global lightweight champion.

Damir Ismagulov
Born (1991-02-03) February 3, 1991 (age 30)
Orenburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceOrenburg, Russia
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)[1]
DivisionLightweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Fighting out ofOrenburg, Russia
TeamNew Stream / Storm Fight Team / Boets MMA[2]
TrainerAlexander Shlemenko
RankMaster of Sports in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins20
By knockout9
By submission1
By decision10
Losses1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

As a child, he played football, was fond of horseback riding, tried himself in track and field athletics. Subsequently, he moved to Orenburg for permanent residence , enrolling in the Institute of Physical Culture and Sports of the Orenburg State Pedagogical University. As a student, he was engaged in various types of martial arts, fulfilled the standards of a master of sports in universal combat and in army hand-to-hand combat . Since 2011, he played in MMA at the amateur level, in 2014, after winning the Russian Cup, he was awarded the title of Master of Sports in mixed martial arts. Ismagulov is an ethnic Kazakh[3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

M-1 GlobalEdit

Ismagulov was M-1 Global lightweight champion after beating Maxim Divnich in the title bout. After defending M-1 Lightweight Championship twice, defeating such fighters as Raul Tutarauli and Artem Damkovsky, [4][5][6][7] he signed a contract with the UFC.[8]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Ismagulov made promotional debut on December 2, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa against Alex Gorgees.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Ismagulov faced Joel Álvarez on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos.[11] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Ismagulov faced Thiago Moisés on August 31, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 15.[13] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Ismagulov faced Rafael Alves on May 22, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt.[15] He won the bout by unanimous decision.[16]

Ismagulov was expected to face Magomed Mustafaev on October 30, 2021 at UFC 267.[17] However at the weigh-ins, Ismagulov came in at 163.5 pounds, missing weight by 7.5 pounds, the bout was subsequently cancelled by the UFC.[18]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 20 wins 1 loss
By knockout 9 0
By submission 1 0
By decision 10 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–1 Rafael Alves Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt May 22, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 19–1 Thiago Moisés Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang August 31, 2019 3 5:00 Shenzhen, China
Win 18–1 Joel Álvarez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos February 23, 2019 3 5:00 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 17–1 Alex Gorgees Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa December 2, 2018 3 5:00 Adelaide, Australia
Win 16–1 Artem Damkovsky TKO (hand injury) M-1 Challenge 94 June 15, 2018 1 3:53 Orenburg, Russia Defended the M-1 Lightweight Championship.
Win 15–1 Raul Tutarauli Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 88 February 22, 2018 5 5:00 Moscow, Russia Defended the M-1 Lightweight Championship.
Win 14–1 Rogério Matias da Conceição Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 85 November 10, 2017 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Non-title bout.
Win 13–1 Maxim Divnich TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 78 May 26, 2017 5 4:47 Orenburg, Russia Won the vacant M-1 Lightweight Championship.
Win 12–1 Morgan Heraud TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 74 February 18, 2017 3 1:31 Saint Petersburg, Russia Catchweight (159 lb) bout.
Win 11–1 Rubenilton Pereira Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 72 November 18, 2016 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Catchweight (161 lb) bout. Fight of the Night.
Win 10–1 Ilias Chyngyzbek Decision (unanimous) Naiza FC 6 September 16, 2016 5 5:00 Aktau, Kazakhstan Catchweight (161 lb) bout.
Win 9–1 Raul Tutarauli TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 66 May 27, 2016 3 3:49 Orenburg, Russia Fight of the Night.
Win 8–1 Vyacheslav Ten Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge 65 April 8, 2016 1 2:31 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 7–1 Gennady Sysoev TKO (submission to punches) Scythian Gold: MMA Fight Night March 4, 2016 3 N/A Orenburg, Russia
Win 6–1 Javier Fuentes TKO (punches) OMMAF: Scythian Gold 2015 November 21, 2015 1 N/A Orenburg, Russia
Loss 5–1 Ramazan Esenbaev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 61 September 20, 2015 3 5:00 Nazran, Russia
Win 5–0 Pedro Eugenio Granjo TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 59 July 3, 2015 1 2:53 Astana, Kazakhstan Cachtweight (156.5 lb) bout; Ismagulov missed weight.
Win 4–0 Sergei Andreev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 57 May 2, 2015 3 5:00 Orenburg, Russia
Win 3–0 Faud Aliev Decision (unanimous) Kazakhstan MMA Federation: Battle of Nomads 3 April 11, 2015 3 5:00 Oral, Kazakhstan
Win 2–0 Eldar Magomedov TKO (punches) Kazakhstan MMA Federation: Battle of Nomads 2 November 30, 2014 1 4:32 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Win 1–0 David Bácskai TKO (punches) OMMAF: Scythian Gold 2014 October 18, 2014 1 3:57 Orenburg, Russia Lightweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ismagulov's sherdog". sherdog.com. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "Damir Ismagulov MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  3. ^ В. Л. Мутко (2014-10-27). "Приказ № 152-нг "О присвоении спортивного звания "Мастер спорта России""" (PDF). Министерство спорта Российской Федерации. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  4. ^ DNA, MMA. "UFC debutanten Damir Ismagulov en Alex Gorgees maken opwachting tijdens UFC Adelaide". Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  5. ^ Aittama, Zach. "M-1 Challenge 94 Results: Ismagulov Bests Damkovsky Retains Lightweight Title". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  6. ^ Press, Combat. "M-1 Challenge 88 Results: Ismagulov Defends Lightweight Title, Evloev Submits Morozov". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  7. ^ Journal, The Fight (2018-01-17). "2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov". THE FIGHT JOURNAL. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  8. ^ "Ismagulovs igned contract with ufc". harcord.com. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  9. ^ MMAjunkie Staff (2018-11-22). "Newcomers Alex Gorgees and Damir Ismagulov clash at UFC Adelaide". mmajunkie.com.
  10. ^ MMAjunkie Staff (2018-12-02). "Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees at UFC Fight Night 142: Best photos". mmajunkie.com.
  11. ^ Sherdog.com. "Damir Ismagulov to Fight Against Octagon Newcomer Joel Alvarez at UFC Prague". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  12. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-02-23). "UFC Prague Results: Damir Ismagulov Cruises by Joel Alvarez". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  13. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2019-07-23). "Damir Ismagulov vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Shenzhen". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  14. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-31). "UFC Shenzhen Results: Damir Ismagulov Impressively Clean Against Thiago Moises". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  15. ^ Redactie (2021-03-25). "Damir Ismagulov and Rafael Alves meet at UFC 262". mmadna.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  16. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-05-22). "UFC Vegas 27 Results: Damir Ismagulov Defeats Rafael Alves, Continues His 18-Fight Win Streak". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  17. ^ Boussenaf, Jamal (2021-09-01). "Damir Ismagulov treft Magomed Mustafaev tijdens UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  18. ^ Staff (2021-10-29). "UFC 267 weigh-in results: Khamzat Chimaev dodges miss, title fights set, huge miss leads to cancellation". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  19. ^ Aittama, Zach. "M-1 Challenge 94 Results: Ismagulov Bests Damkovsky Retains Lightweight Title". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  20. ^ Press, Combat. "M-1 Challenge 88 Results: Ismagulov Defends Lightweight Title, Evloev Submits Morozov". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  21. ^ Journal, The Fight (2018-01-17). "2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov". THE FIGHT JOURNAL. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  22. ^ Journal, The Fight (2018-01-17). "2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov". THE FIGHT JOURNAL. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  23. ^ Sherdog.com. "Damir Ismagulov MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-31.

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