Ramazan Emeev

Ramazan Dadaevich Emeev (Russian: Рамазан Дадаевич Эмеев; born May 20, 1987 in Dagestan) is a Russian mixed martial artist. He is Combat Sambo World Champion[3] who currently fights in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former M-1 Global middleweight champion.

Ramazan Emeev
Рамазан Эмеев
BornRamazan Dadaevich Emeev
(1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 34) [1]
Dylym, Kazbekovsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) [1]
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) [1]
DivisionMiddleweight [1]
Welterweight (2018–present)
Reach76 in (193 cm)
StyleSambo, Freestyle wrestling
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
TeamGorets MMA
American Top Team[2]
RankInternational master of sports in Combat Sambo
Years active2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission7
By decision10
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Ramazan Emeev was born on May 20, 1987 in Dylym village, Kazbekovsky district, Dagestan, Soviet Union in a devout Sunni Muslim family of Avar origin. He started to train in freestyle wrestling at 6 years under Ali Iskhakov. In 2004 he studied in "Dagestan State University of National Economy". In 2005 he joined the MMA club Gorets under Musail Alaudinov and Shamil Alibatyrov. He won the Dagestan national pankration championship 2009 and the world combat sambo title.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

M-1 GlobalEdit

At M-1 Global Emeev has a record of 9–1 and was middleweight champion, he beat Bellator MMA veteran Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, Mario Miranda, Luigi Fioravanti, Maiquel Falcao and Anatoly Tokov.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Emeev signed his UFC contract on 28 May 2017.[5]

Emeev was expected to face Trevor Smith on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till.[6] However, Smith pulled out of the fight on 6 October was replaced by Sam Alvey.[7] At the weigh ins, Alvey missed the middleweight limit of 185 pounds, coming in at 189 pounds. As a result, his bout with Alvey was changed to a catchweight and Alvey was fined 20% of his purse.[8] Emeev won the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Emeev faced Alberto Mina at welterweight bout on 12 May 2017 at UFC 224.[10] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Emeev was expected to face Cláudio Silva on September 15, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 136.[12] However, Silva pulled out of the fight in early-September citing a lower back injury.[13] Emeev eventually faced promotional newcomer Stefan Sekulić.[14] He won the fight by unanimous decision with the scoreboard of (30-25, 30-25, 30-25).[15]

Emeev was scheduled to face Michel Prazeres at UFC on ESPN+ 3.[16] However, on February 4, 2019 it was reported that Emeev pulled out of the fight, citing injury.[17]

A bout with Cláudio Silva was rescheduled and was expected to take place on August 3, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 5.[18] In turn, Emeev was removed from this event due to alleged visa issues, that restricted his travel to the United States. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Cole Williams.[19]

Emeev faced Anthony Rocco Martin on November 9, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 21.[20] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

Emeev was scheduled to face Tim Means on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167.[22] However, Emeev was removed from the bout in late-January for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Daniel Rodriguez.[23]

Emeev was scheduled to face Shavkat Rakhmonov July 26, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 14.[24] However, on July 3, 2020 it was reported that Rakhmonov was forced to pull from the bout due to injury[25] and he was replaced by Niklas Stolze.[26] Emeev won the fight via unanimous decision.[27]

Emeev faced David Zawada on January 16, 2021 at UFC on ABC 1.[28] He won a close fight by split decision. [29]

Emeev was scheduled to face Warlley Alves on June 26, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 190.[30] However, Emeev pulled out in mid June due to undisclosed reasons,[19] and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Jeremiah Wells.[31]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • M-1 Global
    • M-1 Challenge Middleweight Championship (twice)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
24 matches 20 wins 4 losses
By knockout 3 1
By submission 7 1
By decision 10 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–4 David Zawada Decision (split) UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar January 16, 2021 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 19–4 Niklas Stolze Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till July 26, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 18–4 Anthony Rocco Martin Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar November 9, 2019 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 18–3 Stefan Sekulić Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oliynyk September 15, 2018 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 17–3 Alberto Mina Decision (unanimous) UFC 224 May 12, 2018 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Welterweight debut.
Win 16–3 Sam Alvey Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland Catchweight (189 lb) bout; Alvey missed weight.
Win 15–3 Anatoly Tokov Decision (majority) M-1 Challenge 73: Battle of Narts December 9, 2016 3 5:00 Nazran, Russia Defended the M-1 Global Middleweight Championship.
Win 14–3 Maiquel Falcão Submission (anaconda choke) M-1 Challenge 65: Emeev vs. Falcão April 8, 2016 1 2:50 Saint Petersburg, Russia Defended the M-1 Global Middleweight Championship.
Win 13–3 Luigi Fioravanti TKO (corner stoppage) M-1 Challenge 63: Puetz vs. Nemkov 2 December 4, 2015 4 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia Defended the M-1 Global Middleweight Championship.
Win 12–3 Vyacheslav Vasilevsky Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge 56 April 10, 2015 1 1:48 Moscow, Russia Won the M-1 Global Middleweight Championship.
Loss 11–3 Vyacheslav Vasilevsky TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 51: Fightspirit September 7, 2014 4 4:34 Saint Petersburg, Russia Lost the M-1 Global Middleweight Championship.
Win 11–2 Mario Miranda KO (knee and punches) M-1 Challenge 38: Spring Battle April 9, 2013 3 0:21 Saint Petersburg, Russia Defended the M-1 Global Middleweight Championship.
Win 10–2 Mario Miranda Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 35: Emelianenko vs. Monson November 15, 2012 5 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia Won the M-1 Global Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–2 Albert Duraev KO (punches) M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo June 21, 2012 1 1:36 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 8–2 Ruslan Nadzhafaliev Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge 29: Samoilov vs. Miranda November 19, 2011 2 2:50 Ufa, Russia
Win 7–2 Murad Magomedov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 25: Zavurov vs. Enomoto April 28, 2011 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 6–2 Andrei Ogorodniy Submission (armbar) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 12 February 13, 2011 1 1:36 Kharkiv, Ukraine
Win 5–2 Artur Kadlubek Decision (unanimous) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 12 January 22, 2011 2 5:00 Tbilisi, Georgia
Win 4–2 Denis Gunich Submission (rear-naked choke) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 11 December 25, 2010 1 2:30 Nalchik, Russia
Loss 3–2 Mukhamed Aushev Decision (unanimous) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 9 October 22, 2010 2 5:00 Geneva, Switzerland
Win 3–1 Artem Grishaev Submission (armbar) LM Tournament 3 September 18, 2010 1 0:23 Lipetsk, Russia
Win 2–1 Alexei Nazarov Decision (unanimous) Warrior Glory July 17, 2010 3 5:00 Volgograd, Russia
Loss 1–1 Ali Bagov Submission (triangle choke) Global Battle October 24, 2009 1 1:30 Perm, Russia
Win 1–0 Maxim Lunegov Submission (rear-naked choke) Global Battle October 24, 2009 1 1:47 Perm, Russia



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