76 in (193 cm)
| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
| September 2, 1981 (age 34)
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (1981-09-02) |
255 lb (116 kg; 18.2 st)
Shamil Abdurakhimov Wikipedia
Shamil Gentovich Abdurakhimov (Russian: Шамиль Гентович Абдурахимов; born September 2, 1981 in Dagestan) is a Russian of Avar heritage mixed martial artist, who is currently fighting in the heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently the #15 ranked heavyweight in UFC rankings as of 21 November, 2016.
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.
On May 14, 2010 at the ADFC: Battle of the Champions he faced American MMA legend 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).
On January 15, 2015 he signed a contract with the UFC.
In his debut, Abdurakhimov faced Timothy Johnson on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63 He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Abdurakhimov faced Anthony Hamilton on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Abdurakhimov next faced Walt Harris on October 1, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 96. He won the fight via split decision.
Abdurakhimov faced Derrick Lewis on December 9, 2016 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 102. After winning the first three rounds, he lost the fight by TKO in the fourth round.Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship
Winner Abu Dhabi Grand-Prix
ADFC Heavyweight Champion
Russian Sanshou Federation
Five Time Russian National Champion