|Born||September 2, 1981|
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||256 lb (116 kg; 18.3 st)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Style||Wushu Sanda, Freestyle Wrestling, Kickboxing|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
|Trainer||Kickboxing: Magomed Magomedov|
|Rank||National Master of Sports in Wushu Sanda |
International Master of Sports in Kickboxing
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Shamil Gentovich Abdurakhimov (Russian: Шамиль Гентович Абдурахимов; born September 2, 1981 in Dagestan) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage, who is currently fighting in the heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of December 10, 2019, he is #10 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
Abdurakhimov was born September 2, 1981 in Kuyada village, Gunibsky District, Dagestan in the Sunni Muslim family of Avar descent. He started train Sanshou and Freestyle wrestling in primary school. After the army he became Sanshou Russian national champion.
Mixed martial arts career
Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship
On May 14, 2010 at the ADFC: Battle of the Champions he faced Jeff Monson and won via majority decision.
Abdurakhimov faced Sokoudjou on October 22, 2010 at the ADFC: Round 2. He won via TKO (punches) in the third round.
In last fight in ADFC: Round 3 Abdurakhimov faced Marcos Oliveira he won via TKO (punches) in the first round. The win also earned him ADFC belt and one million dirham ($250,000).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Abdurakhimov was scheduled to face Ciryl Gane on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249. However, on March 5, 2020 it was announced that Gane was forced to pull out from the event due to struck by pneumothorax during one of his trainings. It is unclear at the moment if a replacement will be sought by UFC officials.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed Martial Artist
- Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship
- Winner Abu Dhabi Grand-Prix
- ADFC Heavyweight Champion
- Russian Sanshou Federation
- Five Time Russian National Champion
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||20 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||20–5||Curtis Blaydes||TKO (elbow and punches)||UFC 242||September 7, 2019||2||2:22||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||20–4||Marcin Tybura||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik||April 20, 2019||2||3:15||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||19–4||Andrei Arlovski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oliynyk||September 15, 2018||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||18–4||Chase Sherman||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum||November 25, 2017||1||1:24||Shanghai, China|
|Loss||17–4||Derrick Lewis||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||December 9, 2016||4||3:42||Albany, New York, United States|
|Win||17–3||Walt Harris||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson||October 1, 2016||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||16–3||Anthony Hamilton||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy||February 21, 2016||3||5:00||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||15–3||Timothy Johnson||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas||April 4, 2015||1||4:57||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Win||15–2||Kenny Garner||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 49||June 7, 2014||3||5:00||Ingushetia, Russia|
|Win||14–2||Neil Grove||Decision (unanimous)||Tech-Krep Fighting Championship: Southern Front 2||October 4, 2013||3||5:00||Krasnodar, Russia|
|Win||13–2||Jerry Otto||Submission (americana)||ProFC 40||April 1, 2012||1||1:46||Volgograd, Russia|
|Loss||12–2||Tony Lopez||Submission (triangle choke)||WUFC: Challenge of Champions||December 24, 2011||3||1:54||Makhachkala, Russia|
|Win||12–1||Marcos Oliveira||TKO (punches)||ADFC: Round 3||March 11, 2011||3||2:17||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Won the ADFC Heavyweight Grand-Prix.|
|Win||11–1||Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou||TKO (punches)||ADFC: Round 2||October 22, 2010||3||2:17||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||10–1||Jeff Monson||Decision (majority)||ADFC: Battle of the Champions||May 14, 2010||3||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||9–1||Shamil Abdulmuslimov||TKO (punches)||ProFC: Commonwealth Cup||April 23, 2010||1||1:41||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||8–1||Mikhail Rutskiv||Submission (armbar)||ProFC: Pride & Honour||March 19, 2010||1||1:39||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||7–1||Baga Agaev||Decision (unanimous)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 4||December 19, 2009||2||5:00||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Loss||6–1||Thiago Santos||Decision (unanimous)||Union of Veterans of Sport: Mayor's Cup 2009||November 27, 2009||3||5:00||Novosibirsk, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Roman Savochka||TKO (corner stoppage)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 2||September 25, 2009||2||1:47||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Roman Mirzoyan||Submission (armbar)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 1||August 21, 2009||1||3:30||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Vitalii Yalovenko||KO (punches)||ProFC: King of The Night 2||July 4, 2009||1||1:39||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Ante Maljkovic||TKO (punches)||ProFC: Russia vs. Europe||March 29, 2009||1||1:17||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Gabriel Garcia||TKO (punches)||FightFORCE: Day of Anger||February 18, 2009||1||0:57||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Vladimir Kuchenko||Submission (kimura)||FightFORCE: Russia vs. The World||April 19, 2008||1||N/A||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
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