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Name  Magomed Mustafaev
Reach  71.0 in (180 cm)
Height  5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Ethnicity  Avar

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Born  August 2, 1988 (age 27) Aimaki village, Gergebilsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (1988-08-02)
Weight  155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division  Lightweight (2015–present) Welterweight (2011–2014)

Nationality  Citizenship - Russian

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Magomed Mustafaevich Mustafaev (Russian: Магомед Мустафаевич Мустафаев; born August 2, 1988 in Dagestan) is a Russian mixed martial artist of Dagestani-Avar descent, who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


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Magomed Mustafaev was born on February 8, 1988, in the village of Aimaki in modern-day Dagestan. He is a devout Sunni Muslim of Avar origin. He began training in freestyle wrestling while in elementary school. After high school, he moved to Sochi and started training MMA. He is the winner of the Pankration Black Sea Cup.

Early career

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Mustafaev made his professional mixed martial arts debut on April 29, 2011, defeating fellow Russian Marat Medzhidov by TKO in the first round. The only loss on his professional record came in his next fight less than three months later against Dagestani Arsen Ubaidulaev due to a rear-naked choke.

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Mustafaev faced to Russian MMA prospect Andrei Koshkin on March 14, 2014 at M-1 Challenge 46. He won via submission in the second round.

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On September 1, 2014, Mustafaev competed in the Sochi Star 2014 Welterweight Grand Prix. Mustafaev defeated Amirkhan Adaev and Gleb Morozov both by KO in the first round. Mustafaev followed up with another winning performance against Russian MMA prospect and WSOF fighter Abubakar Nurmagomedov (brother of undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov) to claim the tournament victory and propel himself into consideration for a shot in a top tier MMA promotion.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

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Following the tournament victory and a 10 fight win streak in various Russian MMA events, Mustafaev signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 6, 2014. In his move from Russian MMA promotions to the UFC, Mustafaev transitioned from welterweight to the lightweight division.

Mustafaev first fought in the UFC opposite Piotr Hallmann on June 20, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne in Berlin, Germany . Mustafaev won by TKO (doctor's stoppage) in the second round due to multiple cuts around the eyes of Hallmann.

Mustafaev faced Joe Proctor at UFC 194 on December 12, 2015. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Mustafaev faced Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 99 on November 19, 2016. He lost the fight by submission due to rear-naked choke in the second round.


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