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Magomed Khasanovich Bibulatov (born August 22, 1988) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Chechen heritage.[1] He competed in the flyweight division in Ultimate Fighting Championship.[2][3] He is the former World Series of Fighting Flyweight Champion. He also competed in the World Fighting Championship Akhmat.

Magomed Bibulatov
Магомед Бибулатов
Born (1988-08-22) August 22, 1988 (age 31)
Grozny, Chechen-Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other namesChaborz
ResidenceGrozny, Chechnya, Russia
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach65 in (165 cm)
Fighting out ofGrozny, Chechnya, Russia
Paris, France
TeamAkhmat Fight Club (current)
Gladiator Fight Club (former)
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins14
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision7
Losses2
By knockout1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Bibulatov was born and raised in Achkhoy-Martan, Chechnya, Russia on August 22, 1988. He started to train karate at 6 years. After high school he went to Chechen State University for Law faculty[4]. Then he moved to France and trained at Gladiator Fight Club. When he had 5 win streak in European MMA organizations, he came back to Russia and started representing Fight Club Akhmat with Ramzan Kadyrov's help.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Before joining the UFC Bibulatov amassed a record of 13-0 including wins against future UFC veteran Taylor Lapilus.

World Series of FightingEdit

Bibulatov faced Donavon Frelow [6] for the vacant flyweight title on October 7, 2015 at WSOF 24. He won the fight by unanimous decision and become a new WSOF flyweight champion.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Bibulatov made his promotional debut for the UFC at UFC 210 against Jenel Lausa. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Bibulatov faced John Moraga on October 7, 2017 at UFC 216.[8] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[9]

Bibulatov was scheduled to face Ulka Sasaki on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128.[10] However, he was removed from the card due to back injury.[11]

Bibulatov faced promotional newcomer Rogério Bontorin on February 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 144.[12] At weigh-ins, Bibulatov weighed one pound over the flyweight non-title fight limit of 126 and was fined 20% of his purse to Bontorin.[13] Bibulatov lost the fight via split decision.[14]

On May 7, 2019, it was reported that Bibulatov was released by UFC and signed with Absolute Championship Akhmat.[15]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • World Fighting Championship Akhmat
    • WFCA Flyweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 14 wins 2 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 5 0
By decision 7 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–2 Rogério Bontorin Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 February 2, 2019 3 5:00 Fortaleza, Brazil Catchweight (127 lbs) bout; Bibulatov missed weight
Loss 14–1 John Moraga KO (punch) UFC 216 October 7, 2017 1 1:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–0 Jenel Lausa Decision (unanimous) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 3 5:00 Buffalo, New York, United States Bibulatov was deducted one point in round 2 due to a groin strike.
Win 13–0 Yunus Evloev Submission (rear-naked choke) WFCA 30: Grand Prix Akhmat October 4, 2016 2 0:40 Grozny, Russia Won the WCFA Flyweight Grand Prix.
Win 12–0 Giovanni Santos Jr. TKO (punches) WFCA 22: Grand Prix Akhmat May 22, 2016 1 0:00 Grozny, Russia WCFA Flyweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Win 11–0 Irmeson Cavalcante Decision (unanimous) WFCA 16: Grand Prix Akhmat March 12, 2016 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia WCFA Flyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 10–0 Donavon Frelow Decision (unanimous) WSOF 24 October 7, 2015 5 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Flyweight debut. Won the inaugural WSOF Flyweight Championship.
Win 9–0 Eduardo Felipe KO (punch) WFCA 1 March 14, 2015 1 1:30 Grozny, Russia
Win 8–0 Olivier Pastor Decision (unanimous) Absolute Championship Berkut 10 October 4, 2014 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia
Win 7–0 Said Nurmagomedov Decision (unanimous) Absolute Championship Berkut: Grand Prix Berkut 9 June 22, 2014 3 5:00 Grozny, Russia Won the ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix.
Win 6–0 Shamil Shakhbiev Submission (armbar) Absolute Championship Berkut: Grand Prix Berkut 7 May 18, 2014 1 0:50 Grozny, Russia ACB Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Win 5–0 Taylor Lapilus Decision (unanimous) GEFC: Urban Legend Prestige 4 October 12, 2013 3 5:00 Villepinte, France
Win 4–0 Oscar Nave Decision (unanimous) WUFC 2013 August 24, 2013 2 5:00 Lamego, Portugal
Win 3–0 Mickael Kanguichev Submission (armbar) WUFC 2013 August 24, 2013 1 3:37 Lamego, Portugal
Win 2–0 Magomedrasul Omarov Submission (triangle choke) WUFC 2013 August 24, 2013 1 3:08 Lamego, Portugal
Win 1–0 Mohamed Sadok Submission (armbar) GEFC: Urban Legend Prestige 2 June 8, 2013 1 3:36 Villepinte, France

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin, Todd (8 April 2017). "Magomed Bibulatov wins UFC 210 opener". latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  2. ^ "Magomed Bibulatov". fightmatrix.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Critchfield, Tristen (2017-02-16). "Magomed Bibulatov vs. Jenel Lausa Booked for UFC 210 in Buffalo". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  4. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Magomed-Bibulatov
  5. ^ "Magomed Bibulatov - My goal is only America" (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  6. ^ MMAjunkie Staff (October 18, 2015). "WSOF 24 video highlights: Magomedov Bibulatov vs. Donovan Frelow". mmajunkie.com.
  7. ^ "UFC 210 results: Magomed Bibulatov overwhelms Jenel Lausa in UFC debut to stay undefeated". MMAjunkie. 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  8. ^ "Magomed Bibulatov enfrentará a John Moraga en UFC 216". nbcdeportes.com. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  9. ^ "UFC 216 results: John Moraga KOs 6-1 favorite Magomed Bibulatov with vicious left hand". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  10. ^ DNA, MMA. "Magomed Bibulatov keert terug in de Octagon tegen Ulka Sasaki in April". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  11. ^ "Magomed Bibulatov out of UFC Atlantic City bout vs. Ulka Sasaki". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-11-29). "Six fights added to UFC Fortaleza". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  13. ^ Sherdog.com. "UFC on ESPN+ 2 Weigh-in Results: Two Heavy; One Off by Seven Pounds". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  14. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Rogerio Bontorin edges out Magomed Bibulatov in fun flyweight clash". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  15. ^ Simon, Zane (2019-05-06). "Report: UFC releases flyweight Bibulatov as division continues to dwindle". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  16. ^ "UUFC Sign Former WSOF Flyweight Champion Magomed Bibulatov". .mmalatestnews.com. 2017-01-05.
  17. ^ Sherdog.com. "Magomed". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-30.

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