Shamil Gamzatov (Russian: Шамиль Раджабович Гамзатов; born August 9, 1990) is a Russian mixed martial artist competing in the Light Heavyweight division. A professional since 2012, he has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), World Series of Fighting, Absolute Championship Berkut and competed in the Middleweight division of the Professional Fighters League.
|Shamil Gamzatov |
|Born||August 9, 1990|
Kizlyar, Dagestan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15.6 st)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (205 lb) (2012 – present) |
Middleweight (185 lb) (2018)
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia |
Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.
American Top Team
|Rank||National Master of Sports in Sambo |
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
He was born in Kizlyar city, Dagestan, Soviet Union into a devout Sunni muslim family of Avar origin from Tsurib village, Charodinsky District. He started training in freestyle wrestling at 8 years of age, after an injured knee he retired. At 15 years of age he joined Amateur MMA under Zalimkhan Tatev. He won European and World MMA titles in amateur level. Also he is a Dagestan national kickboxing champion, 3x grappling Abdu-Dabi tournament winner. Combat Sambo North Caucasian championships 3rd 2015 at 100 kg. At the World Grappling Championships (World Grappling Association) he won the gold medal at 92 kilos.
Gamzatov said of his changing of sports as a kid, “[I] changed various sports and performed in them: combat sambo, grappling, amateur MMA. Then there was a transition to MMA and there was a debut and so began my career as a professional!”
Mixed martial arts career edit
World Series of Fighting edit
Absolute Championship Berkut edit
Professional Fighters League edit
Ultimate Fighting Championship edit
Gamzatov was scheduled to face Ovince Saint Preux on April 25, 2020. However, Gamzatov was forced to pull from the event due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restriction  The match was rescheduled on August 22, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 15. However, for unknown reason, Gamzatov was pulled from the bout and he was replaced by Alonzo Menifield.
Gamzatov was briefly linked to a bout against Devin Clark on November 28, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Lewis. However, Gamzatov was removed from the bout in mid-October due to alleged visa issues and was replaced by Anthony Smith on the card.
Gamzatov was scheduled to face Da Un Jung on April 10, 2021, at UFC on ABC 2. However, Gamzatov was removed from the bout on March 24 due to alleged visa issues and replaced by William Knight.
Gamzatov was scheduled to face Misha Cirkunov on August 6, 2022, at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill. However, Gamzatov was unable to obtain a US visa and the bout was scrapped, after which he and the UFC parted ways.
Championships and accomplishments edit
- Abu Dhabi grappling tournament
- 3x tournament winner.
- World Grappling Association
- World champion (92 kg).
- World Mixed Martial Arts Amateur Union
- European champion 2013 (93 kg).
- World champion 2013 (93 kg).
Mixed martial arts record edit
|15 matches||14 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||14–1||Michał Oleksiejczuk||TKO (punches)||UFC 267||October 30, 2021||1||3:31||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||14–0||Klidson Abreu||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar||November 9, 2019||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||13–0||Rex Harris||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 6||August 16, 2018||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||2018 PFL Middleweight Tournament Opening Round.|
|Win||12–0||Eddie Gordon||Decision (unanimous)||PFL 3||July 5, 2018||3||5:00||Washington, D.C., United States||Middleweight debut. 2018 PFL Middleweight Tournament Opening Round.|
|Win||11–0||Rodney Wallace||Decision (split)||ACB 51||January 13, 2017||3||5:00||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||10–0||Teddy Holder||TKO (punches)||WSOF 27||January 23, 2016||1||2:32||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||9–0||Yuri Gorbenko||Submission (triangle choke)||N1 Pro: Nomad Pro MMA Cup 2014||October 5, 2014||1||3:39||Grozny, Russia|
|Win||8–0||Sukhrob Muradov||TKO (punches)||Fight Star: Saransk vs. Penza||September 5, 2014||1||1:16||Saransk, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Vladimir Mishchenko||Submission (guillotine choke)||Warriors Honor: Mayor's Cup||December 4, 2013||2||2:07||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||6–0||Andrey Musanipov||Submission (armbar)||Battle of Champions 2||August 25, 2013||2||1:14||Ufa, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Ivan Fedunov||KO (punch)||Versia Fighting Championship 1||August 17, 2013||1||3:52||Pyatigorsk, Russia||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||4–0||Ilya Gunenko||Submission (armbar)||WCSA Combat League: Combat Ring 3||June 30, 2013||1||2:14||Odesa, Ukraine||Heavyweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Rustam Omar-Ogly||Submission (armbar)||Derbent Fighting Championship||July 13, 2012||1||3:40||Derbent, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Assaad Raad||TKO (punches)||Top Fight: Battle of the Gyms||February 25, 2012||2||2:35||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||1–0||Murat Aibazov||TKO (punches)||FoPoKC: Cup of Friendship||January 30, 2012||2||1:35||Teberda, Russia||Light Heavyweight debut.|
See also edit
- "Shamil Gamzatov". sherdog.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
- "PFL roster revealed: Six of these 72 fighters will be millionaires by year's end". mmajunkie.com. 16 April 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- "Первенство и чемпионат Северо-Кавказского Федерального округа по самбо". Archived from the original on 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
- "Shamil Gamzatov". duellogroup.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
- "Shamil Gamzatov Interview: Russia Bringing Their Finest". 27 November 2019. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
- "WSOF 27 adds Ricci vs. Fodor and Gamzatov vs. Holder". 19 December 2015.
- "Видео боя Родни Уоллас - Шамиль Гамзатов ACB 51 - Fightnews.info". fightnews.info. Archived from the original on 2018-01-25. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
- "Нурмагомедов, Гольцов, Валиев, Гришин и другие бойцы из России побьются за $6,000,000". valetudo.ru. Archived from the original on July 15, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- "Fight Card - PFL 6". PFL. Archived from the original on 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
- "Shamil Gamzatov in the UFC". sports.ru. Archived from the original on 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
- Adriano Albuquerque (2019-08-22). "Klidson Abreu faces unbeaten Russian Shamil Gamzatov at UFC Moscow in November". Sportv (in Brazilian Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2019-08-22.
- Evanoff, Josh (2019-11-09). "UFC Moscow Results: Shamil Gamzatov Decisions Klidson Abreu". Cageside Press. Archived from the original on 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
- Farah Hannoun (2020-02-06). "Ovince Saint Preux vs. Shamil Gamzatov added to UFC Lincoln". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
- "Shamil Gamzatov out of UFC on ESPN+ 31 fight vs. Ovince Saint Preux". MMA Junkie. 2020-04-05. Archived from the original on 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
- DNA, MMA (2 July 2020). "Ovince St.Preux vs. Shamil Gamzatov opnieuw ingepland, ditmaal voor 22 augustus". Archived from the original on 2020-07-15. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
- Newswire, MMA Fighting (2020-08-13). "Ovince Saint Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield booked as co-main event for Aug. 22 UFC event". MMA Fighting. Archived from the original on 2020-08-20. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
- DNA, MMA (2020-10-13). "Devin Clark vs. Shamil Gamzatov toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 28 november". MMA DNA. Archived from the original on 2020-10-13. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
- Nolan King and Mike Bohn (2020-10-15). "Devin Clark vs. Anthony Smith added to UFC's Nov. 28 event in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Archived from the original on 2020-12-09. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
- Redactie (2021-02-03). "Da Un Jung faces undefeated Shamil Gamzatov at UFC event on April 10". mma.dna.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2021-04-19. Retrieved 2021-02-23.
- Nolan King (2021-03-24). "William Knight out of UFC 260 due to COVID-19 protocols; Alonzo Menifield meets Fabio Cherant". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Archived from the original on 2021-04-11. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
- Dorff, Marcel (2021-07-21). "Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Shamil Gamzatov toegevoegd aan UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi". MMA DNA. Archived from the original on 2021-07-21. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
- Evanoff, Josh (2021-10-30). "UFC 267 Results: Michał Oleksiejczuk Overwhelms Shamil Gamzatov". Cageside Press. Archived from the original on 2021-10-30. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
- Tkaczuk, Michał (2022-06-17). "Były rywal Michała Oleksiejczuka wróci w sierpniu do klatki UFC | MMAROCKS". MMA Rocks! (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2022-06-18. Retrieved 2022-06-18.
- Романчук, Владислав. "Российский боец Шамиль Гамзатов покинул UFC, несмотря на запланированный бой". www.championat.com (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2022-08-04. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
- Sherdog.com. "Shamil Gamzatov MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Archived from the original on 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2019-11-09.