Gadzhimurad Antigulov (born January 1, 1987) is a Russian mixed martial artist who currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division. A professional since 2009, he has fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), M-1 Global, and Absolute Championship Berkut, where he was a two-time light heavyweight champion.
|Born||January 1, 1987|
Anapa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Residence||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
American Top Team
|Rank||Master of Sports in Wrestling|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
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. He also train with American Top team for his fights.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Antigulov fought in the Russian circuit for 9 years, and he was the two times light heavyweight champion for Absolute Championship Berkut. He amassed a record of 18-4 prior joining UFC.
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. He earned the Performance of the Night bonus.
Antigulov was expected to face Ed Herman at UFC 209 on March 4, 2017. The bout was removed due to Herman citing injury.
On May 13, 2017, Antigulov faced Joachim Christensen at UFC 211. He won the fight via a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Antigulov was scheduled to face Ion Cuțelaba on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217. However, Antigulov pulled out of the fight on September 26 citing an injury, and was replaced by newcomer Michał Oleksiejczuk.
Antigulov was expected to face Aleksandar Rakić on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28. However, it was reported on February 7, 2018 that Antigulov was pulled from the fight, citing injury, as a result, the bout was cancelled.
The bout with Ion Cuțelaba eventually took place on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30. Antigulov lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Antigulov was reported to face Sam Alvey on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 145. However, on January 25, 2019, it was reported that Alvey would face Jim Crute at UFC 234 instead.
Antigulov was briefly linked to a bout to face newcomer Roman Dolidze on April 20, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 149. However, Dolidze was replaced just days later for undisclosed reasons by Michał Oleksiejczuk. Antigulov lost the fight via knockout in the first round.
Antigulov was expected to face Ed Herman on November 9, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 163. However, on October 29, 2019 it was reported that he was pulled from the bout for undisclosed reason.
Antigulov was scheduled to face Devin Clark on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167. However, Antigulov was pulled from the event for undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Dequan Townsend.
Antigulov was scheduled to face Klidson Abreu on June 13, 2020 at UFC Kazakhstan. However, the event for Kazakhstan was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Antigulov faced Paul Craig on July 26, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 14. He lost the fight via a triangle choke in round one.
Antigulov faced Maxim Grishin on October 18, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 180. He lost the fight via technical knockout in round two.
On December 8, 2020, it was announced that the UFC had released him.
As the first bout after the release Antigulov faced Vitor Petrino at UAE Warriors 22 on September 4, 2021. He lost the fight via second-round technical knockout.
Antigulov faced Viktor Vecherin on March 25, 2022 at AMC Fight Nights 110. He won the bout via second round TKO victory.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB)
- ACB Light Heavyweight Championship (Two times) vs. Ruslan Khaskhanov and Muslim Makhmudov
- One successful title defense
- ACB Light Heavyweight Championship (Two times) vs. Ruslan Khaskhanov and Muslim Makhmudov
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One times) vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|30 matches||21 wins||9 losses|
|Win||21–9||Viktor Vecherin||TKO (punches)||AMC Fight Nights 110||March 25, 2022||2||2:39||Astrakhan, Russia|
|Loss||20–9||Vitor Petrino||TKO (punches)||UAE Warriors 22||September 4, 2021||2||3:36||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Loss||20–8||Maxim Grishin||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie||October 17, 2020||2||4:57||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Loss||20–7||Paul Craig||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till||July 26, 2020||1||2:06||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|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||Heavyweight debut.|
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