Gadzhimurad Antigulov

Gadzhimurad Antigulov (Russian: Гаджимурад Антигулов; born January 1, 1987) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[4]A professional since 2009, he has also fought for M-1 Global and Absolute Championship Berkut, where he was a two-time light heavyweight champion.[5][6]

Gadzhimurad Antigulov
Born (1987-01-01) January 1, 1987 (age 33)
Anapa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]
ResidenceMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight93 kg (205 lb; 14 st 9 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
StyleFreestyle Wrestling, Boxing, Sambo
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
TeamGorets[1]
American Top Team[2]
RankMaster of Sports in Freestyle Wrestling[3]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins20
By knockout4
By submission15
By decision1
Losses6
By knockout4
By submission2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

As wrestling is the national sport in Dagestan, Antigulov started training wrestling at the young age and transitioned to MMA when the sport was introduced to his country.[3]

He splits his training into two sessions per day. He starts with a run and then focuses on striking skills and wrestling on the second part of the morning training. A second training session will follow later of the day after a rest during the early afternoon.[3] He also train with American Top team for his fights.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Antigulov fought in the Russian circuit for 9 years,[7] and he was the two times light heavyweight champion for Absolute Championship Berkut.[5][6] He amassed a record of 18-4 prior joining UFC.[7]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Antigulov made his promotional debut on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 against Marcos Rogério de Lima. He took his first UFC win via a guillotine choke on 67 seconds into round one.[8] He earned the Performance of the Night bonus.[9]

Antigulov was expected to face Ed Herman at UFC 209 on March 4, 2017. The bout was removed due to Herman citing injury.[10]

On May 13, 2017, Antigulov faced Joachim Christensen at UFC 211. He won the fight via a rear-naked choke in the first round.[11]

Antigulov was scheduled to face Ion Cuțelaba on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217.[12] However, Antigulov pulled out of the fight on September 26 citing an injury,[13] and was replaced by newcomer Michał Oleksiejczuk.[14]

Antigulov was expected to face Aleksandar Rakić on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[15] However, it was reported on February 7, 2018 that Antigulov was pulled from the fight, citing injury, as a result, the bout was cancelled.[16]

The bout with Ion Cuțelaba eventually took place on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[17] Antigulov lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[18]

Antigulov was reported to face Sam Alvey on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 145.[19] However, on January 25, 2019, it was reported that Alvey would face Jim Crute at UFC 234 instead.[20]

Antigulov was briefly linked to a bout to face newcomer Roman Dolidze on April 20, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 149.[21] However, Dolidze was replaced just days later for undisclosed reasons by Michał Oleksiejczuk.[22] Antigulov lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[23]

Antigulov was expected to face Ed Herman on November 9, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 21.[24] However, on October 29, 2019 it was reported that he was pulled from the bout for undisclosed reason.[25]

Antigulov was scheduled to face Devin Clark on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167.[26] However, Antigulov was pulled from the event for undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Dequan Townsend.[27]

Antigulov is scheduled to face Klidson Abreu at UFC Fight Night 176.[28]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 20 wins 6 losses
By knockout 4 4
By submission 15 2
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–6 Michał Oleksiejczuk KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik April 20, 2019 1 0:44 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Loss 20–5 Ion Cuțelaba TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 1 4:25 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 20–4 Joachim Christensen Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 211 May 13, 2017 1 2:21 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 19–4 Marcos Rogério de Lima Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 1 1:07 São Paulo, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Win 18–4 Muslim Makhmudov Submission (rear-naked choke) ACB 35 May 6, 2016 2 4:21 Tbilisi, Georgia Defended the ACB Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 17–4 Jorge Luis Bezerra TKO (punches) ACB 27 December 20, 2015 1 2:00 Dushanbe, Tajikistan Non-title bout.
Win 16–4 Cassio Barbosa de Oliveira TKO (punches) ACB 20 June 14, 2015 1 0:12 Sochi, Russia Non-title bout.
Win 15–4 Artur Astakhov Submission (rear-naked choke) Union MMA Pro February 21, 2015 1 0:33 Krasnodar, Russia
Win 14–4 Hracho Darpinyan Decision (unanimous) ACB Grand Prix Berkut 11 November 15, 2014 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia Non-title bout.
Win 13–4 Ruslan Khaskhanov TKO (punches) ACB Grand Prix Berkut 9 June 22, 2014 1 3:53 Grozny, Russia Won the ACB Light Heavyweight Championship. ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.
Win 12–4 Nikolai Boyarczuk Submission (guillotine choke) ACB Grand Prix Berkut 7 May 18, 2014 1 0:42 Grozny, Russia ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 11–4 Mikhail Bureshkin Submission (rear-naked choke) ACB Grand Prix Berkut 6 April 20, 2014 1 1:47 Grozny, Russia ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 10–4 Ilya Kolodyazhny TKO (punches) ACB Grand Prix Berkut 3 March 16, 2014 1 0:47 Grozny, Russia ACB Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round.
Win 9–4 Roman Ishchenko Submission (anaconda choke) Oplot Challenge 96 January 18, 2014 1 1:25 Kharkov, Ukraine
Win 8–4 Muslim Tutaev Submission (armbar) Versia Fighting Championship 2 December 31, 2013 1 0:35 Pyatigorsk, Russia
Win 7–4 Magomed Sharudinov Submission (kneebar) Versia Fighting Championship 2 December 31, 2013 1 2:24 Pyatigorsk, Russia
Loss 6–4 Reinaldo da Silva Submission (armbar) Legion Fight 14 April 27, 2013 1 2:55 Taganrog, Russia
Loss 6–3 Viktor Nemkov Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 Challenge 36 December 8, 2012 1 1:30 Mytishchi, Russia
Loss 6–2 Abdul-Kerim Edilov TKO (punches) Dictator Fighting Championship 1 June 28, 2012 1 2:28 Moscow, Russia
Win 6–1 Dmitry Voitov Submission (triangle choke) M-1 Global: M-1 Fighter 2012 Quarterfinals April 22, 2012 1 N/A Moscow, Russia
Win 5–1 Jevgenij Lapin Submission (armbar) ProFC Grand Prix Global: Russia 2 October 7, 2011 1 1;45 Rostov Oblast, Russia Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 4–1 Igor Savelyev Submission (guillotine choke) Boets Cup 2011 August 12, 2011 1 0:58 Sochi, Russia
Win 3–1 Artur Korchemny Submission (armbar) Boets Cup 2011 August 12, 2011 1 0:42 Sochi, Russia
Win 2–1 Igor Sliusarchuk Submission (armbar) Boets Cup 2011 August 11, 2011 1 0:25 Sochi, Russia Return to Heavyweight.
Win 1–1 Sergey Filimonov Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 Selection 2011: European Tournament April 1, 2011 2 0:51 Makhachkala, Russia Light Heavyweight debut.
Loss 0–1 Adlan Amagov KO (punches) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 2 September 25, 2009 1 4:05 Rostov-on-Don, Russia

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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