Yaroslav Amosov

Yaroslav Amosov (born 9 September 1993) is a Ukrainian mixed martial artist, currently competing in the welterweight division of Bellator MMA, where he is the current Bellator Welterweight Champion.[4] As of June 28, 2022, he is #4 in the Bellator men's pound-for-pound rankings.[5]

Yaroslav Amosov
BornЯрослав Амосов
(1993-09-09) September 9, 1993 (age 29)
Irpin, Ukraine
Other namesDynamo
NationalityUkrainian
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)
StyleSambo
Fighting out ofIrpin, Ukraine
TeamCombat Dobro
Amosov Team
American Top Team[1]
Rank4x World Champion in Combat Sambo[2]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins26
By knockout9
By submission10
By decision7
Losses0
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Men's Combat Sambo
WCSF World Championships
Representing  Ukraine
Gold medal – first place 2017 Dushanbe −82 kg[3]
Gold medal – first place 2015 Moscow −90 kg
Gold medal – first place 2014 Moscow −82 kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 Moscow −82 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Moscow −82 kg

He is a four-time world sambo champion, a two-time European and Eurasia champion, and European Cup winner. Amosov is also the winner of many national and international competitions.

Sambo careerEdit

In September 2012, though early into his Combat Sambo career, Amosov came finished in third place against Ikram Aliskerov in European Combat Sambo Federation sanctioned competition that was being hosted in Moldova.[6] In December of that same year, Amosov again came in third place against Aliskerov in World Combat Sambo Federation sanctioned competition that was held in Moscow.[7] So Ikram Aliskerov is one few combat athletes who have beaten Amosov on two separate occasions in Combat Sambo tournaments.[8][9]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

In June 2016, after winning seven fights in a row in Tech-Krep FC, Amosov beat Croatian fighter Roberto Soldić to win the vacant Tech-Krep welterweight title.[10]

In 2017, Amosov made two successful defences of the Tech-Krep FC welterweight title against Diogo Cavalcanti and Nathan Oliveira. Amosov won both fights via submission in the first round.[11][12]

Bellator MMAEdit

In November 2017. Bellator announced they had signed Yaroslav Amosov to the promotion following an undefeated run of 19 fights which only included two decisions.[13]

Amosov made his Bellator debut against Gerald Harris on 13 July 2018 at Bellator 202. Amosov won the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Amosov then faced Erick Silva on 16 February 2019 at Bellator 216. Amosov won the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Amosov then faced David Rickels on 24 August 2019 at Bellator 225 in a catchweight bout. Amosov defeated Rickels via brabo choke in the second round. This was Rickels' first submission loss in his career.[16]

Amosov then faced three-time NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion from Penn State Ed Ruth on 21 February 2020 at Bellator 239. Amosov won the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Amosov faced Mark Lemminger on 21 August 2020 at Bellator 244.[18] He won the fight via TKO between rounds 1 and 2 due to a cut rendering Lemminger unable to continue.

Amosov faced four-time NCAA Division I All-American from Minnesota Logan Storley on November 12, 2020 at Bellator 252.[19] He won the back-and-forth bout by split decision.[20]

Bellator Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

Amosov fought for the Bellator Welterweight World Championship against current champ Douglas Lima at Bellator 260 on June 11, 2021.[21] He won the fight by unanimous decision by outwrestling Lima throughout all 5 rounds to become the new Welterweight World Champion.[22][23]

Amosov was scheduled to make his first title defense against Michael Page on May 13, 2022 at Bellator 281.[24] Due to the war in Ukraine and Amosov's participation in the war on the side of Ukraine, Amosov pulled out of the bout, leaving Page to compete against Logan Storley for the interim Welterweight Championship.[25][26]

Personal lifeEdit

During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, after seeing his family evacuated to a safe zone, Amosov stayed in Ukraine and joined several other notable fighters, including former boxing heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and his brother, former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, current unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, and former lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, in defending Ukraine from the Russian invasion. During this time, Amosov was the Bellator Welterweight Champion.[27] After the liberation of his hometown Irpin after the battle over the town, Amosov published of a video of himself rescuing the Bellator Welterweight Champion belt, which was hidden at his mother's home.[28]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

SamboEdit

  • World Combat Sambo Championship Bronze Medalist in 2012 at 82kg[29]
  • European Combat Sambo Championship Bronze Medalist in 2012 at 82kg [30]
  • Combat Jiu-Jitsu World Cup Gold Medalist in 2013 at 92kg[31]
  • World Combat Sambo Championship Gold Medalist in 2014 at 82kg[32]
  • Combat Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Gold Medalist in 2014 at 84kg[33]
  • Combat Sambo Eurasia Championship Gold Medalist in 2014 at 82kg [34]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 26 wins 0 losses
By knockout 9 0
By submission 10 0
By decision 7 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 26–0 Douglas Lima Decision (unanimous) Bellator 260 June 11, 2021 5 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Won the Bellator Welterweight World Championship.
Win 25–0 Logan Storley Decision (split) Bellator 252 November 12, 2020 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 24–0 Mark Lemminger TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 244 August 21, 2020 1 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout.
Win 23–0 Ed Ruth Decision (unanimous) Bellator 239 February 21, 2020 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 22–0 David Rickels Submission (D'Arce сhoke) Bellator 225 August 24, 2019 2 4:05 Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout.
Win 21–0 Erick Silva Decision (unanimous) Bellator 216 February 16, 2019 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 20–0 Gerald Harris Decision (unanimous) Bellator 202 July 13, 2018 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 19–0 Nathan Oliveira Submission (anaconda choke) Tech-Krep FC: Prime Selection 17 August 18, 2017 1 3:20 Krasnodar, Russia Defended the Tech-KREP FC Welterweight Championship.
Win 18–0 Diogo Cavalcanti Submission (north-south choke) Tech-Krep FC: Prime Selection 12 March 18, 2017 1 4:48 Krasnodar, Russia Defended the Tech-KREP FC Welterweight Championship.
Win 17–0 Roberto Soldić Decision (split) Tech-Krep FC: Prime Selection 8 June 18, 2016 3 5:00 Krasnodar, Russia Won the vacant Tech-KREP FC Welterweight Championship.
Win 16–0 Khasanbek Abdulaev TKO (punches) Tech-Krep FC - Southern Front 3 March 3, 2016 2 2:47 Krasnodar, Russia
Win 15–0 Maxim Konovalov Submission (anaconda choke) Tech-Krep FC - Battle in Siberia February 12, 2016 1 2:34 Novosibirsk, Russia
Win 14–0 Islam Berzegov Submission (rear-naked choke) Tech-Krep FC - Prime Selection 7 October 9, 2015 1 1:27 Krasnodar, Russia Middleweight bout.
Win 13–0 Diego Gonzalez KO (punch) Tech-Krep FC - Prime Selection 4: Grandmasters July 24, 2015 2 2:38 Krasnodar, Russia Welterweight debut.
Win 12–0 Ravil Risaev Submission (north-south choke) Tech-Krep FC - Ermak Prime Challenge April 3, 2015 1 1:27 Anapa, Russia
Win 11–0 Avtandil Gachechiladze Submission (armbar) ECSF - Steel Warriors March 5, 2015 2 1:45 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 10–0 Oleg Olenichev Decision (unanimous) Tech-Krep FC - Battle of Heroes December 12, 2014 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 9–0 Boris Selanov TKO (punches) GEFC - Mega Fight November 22, 2014 1 3:40 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 8–0 Aydin Aikhan TKO (punches) ECSF - Ukraine vs. Turkey September 18, 2014 1 1:40 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 7–0 Aleksey Nimirovich TKO (punches) CSFU - Voshod Open Cup July 26, 2014 1 2:40 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 6–0 Andrei Shalavai TKO (punches) 1 3:10
Win 5–0 Valeri Shpak Submission (armbar) GEFC - Warriors Empire December 8, 2013 1 2:50 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 4–0 Vadim Sandulskiy Submission (rear-naked choke) League S-70 - Plotforma 4th August 17, 2013 3 3:03 Sochi, Russia Catchweight (176 lb) bout.
Win 3–0 Vitaliy Matornika Submission (rear-naked choke) CSFU - MMA Kiev Cup 2 April 2, 2013 1 4:47 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 2–0 Artiom Cula TKO (punches) ECSF - Battle of Bessarabia March 24, 2013 2 1:49 Chisinau, Moldova
Win 1–0 Vitaliy Maystrenko TKO (punches) CSFU - MMA Kyiv Cup June 14, 2012 1 4:49 Kyiv, Ukraine Middleweight debut.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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