Zarrukh Adashev

Zarrukh Adashev (born July 29, 1992) is an Uzbek professional kickboxer and professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division and formerly in the Bantamweight division. He formely competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator MMA.

Zarrukh Adashev
BornZarrukh Adashev Bakhtiyorovich
(1992-07-29) July 29, 1992 (age 30)
Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Other namesThe Lion
ResidenceNew York City, New York, United States
Height165.1 cm (5 ft 5.0 in)
Weight57–62 kg (126–137 lb)
StyleKickboxing, Hand-to-hand combat
Fighting out ofNew York City, New York, United States
TeamLions Fight
TrainerKickboxing:Artyom Sahakyan
Wrestling: Evgene Eremeev
Years active2013-present
Kickboxing record
By knockout10
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By decision2
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kickboxing CareerEdit

In 2012, Adashev started his professional career in kickboxing and MMA. His professional kickboxing record is 16-3-0[1]

Adashev placed second in the under 75 kg class in the 2012 WKA world championship. He weighed in at 59 kg but fought at 75 kg.[2][3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Ring Of CombatEdit

Adashev faced Cody Mooney in his professional MMA debut at Ring Of Combat 51 on June 5, 2015. He lost via rear naked choke submission.

Bellator MMAEdit

Adashev made his Bellator debut against Christian Medina on October 13, 2018, at Bellator 208. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[4]

Adashev faced Ronie Arana Leon in his sophomore appearance on February 15, 2019, at Bellator 215. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[5]

Adashev faced Tevin Dyce on October 26, 2019, at Bellator 232. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[6]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Adashev faced Tyson Nam, replacing Ryan Benoit on June 13, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo.[7] At the weigh-ins, Adashev weighed in at 138.5 pounds, 2.5 pounds over the non-title bantamweight limit of 136 pounds. The bout proceeded as a catchweight and Adashev was fined 20% of his purse.[8] He lost the fight via first-round knockout.[9]

Adashev was scheduled to face Jeff Molina on November 14, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos,[10] before the bout was rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 185.[11] However, Molina withdrew from the event at the end of December 2020.[12] Adashev instead faced Su Mudaerji on January 20, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 20.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Adashev was scheduled to face Ryan Benoit on May 8, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 24.[15] At the weigh-ins, Benoit weighed in at 129 pounds, three pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit. His bout with Adashev was cancelled by the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to health concerns.[16]

Adashev was scheduled to face Juancamilo Ronderos on July 31, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 28.[17] However, Ronderos was removed from the event for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Ryan Benoit.[18] Adashev won the fight via unanimous decision.[19]

Adashev was scheduled to face Kleydson Rodrigues on January 15, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 32.[20] However, in early January 2022, it was reported that the bout was canceled after Rodrigues tested positive for influenza (H3N2) and Adashev suffered an injury.[21]

Adashev faced Ode' Osbourne on June 4, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 207.[22] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[23]

At the end of June, it was announced that he was no longer on the UFC roster.[24]

Titles and AchievementsEdit

Hand to Hand Combat

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
8 matches 4 wins 4 losses
By knockout 2 2
By submission 0 1
By decision 2 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4–4 Ode' Osbourne KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik June 4, 2022 1 1:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–3 Ryan Benoit Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland July 31, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–3 Su Mudaerji Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny January 20, 2021 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 3–2 Tyson Nam KO (punch) UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo June 13, 2020 1 0:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Bantamweight bout; Adashev missed weight (138.5 lb).
Win 3–1 Tevin Dyce TKO (punches) Bellator 232 October 26, 2019 2 1:39 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 2–1 Ronie Arana Leon Decision (unanimous) Bellator 215 February 15, 2019 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 1–1 Christian Medina TKO (punches) Bellator 208 July 29, 2018 1 1:08 Uniondale, New York, United States Flyweight debut.
Loss 0–1 Cody Mooney Submission (rear-naked choke) Ring of Combat 51 June 5, 2015 1 3:41 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Bantamweight debut.



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  2. ^ "US team grabs the Gold! | Muay Thaimes Magazine".
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  20. ^ "Kleydson Rodrigues Set for UFC Debut vs. Zarrukh Adashev on Jan. 15". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-09-24.
  21. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2022-01-04). "Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Zarrukh Adashev pulled from UFC Vegas 46". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  22. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-02-24). "Flyweights Ode Osbourne, Zarrukh Adashev Meet At UFC's June 4 Fight Night". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-25.
  23. ^ Law, Eddie (2022-06-04). "UFC Vegas 56: Ode Osbourne Makes Quick Work Of Adashev, Wins Via TKO". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  24. ^ Cox, Susan (2022-06-24). "The UFC parts ways with three more fighters". | Retrieved 2022-06-25.
  25. ^ "US team grabs the Gold! | Muay Thaimes Magazine".
  26. ^ "World Championships Orlando 2012" (PDF). WKU Canada. WKU Canada.
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External ReferencesEdit


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