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Blagoy Ivanov

De peso pesado Division

19-4-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

6

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Blagoy Ivanov

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Learn more about Blagoy Ivanov's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Ciudad natal
Sofia, Bulgaria
Trenes en
American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)
Estilo de lucha
MMA
Años
35
Alto
71.00
Peso
253.50
Debut del octágono
Oct. 04, 2022
Alcance
73.00
Alcance de la pierna
42.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2007
     
  • Has won eight of his last 11
     
  • Six wins by KO, six by submission (3 Guillotine, keylock, 2 RNC)
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • 2008 bout with Ilir Latifi was ruled a no contest when the ring broke
     
  • Defeated PRIDE star Kazuyuki Fujita in 2009
     
  • Defeated Fedor Emelianenko in semifinals of the 2008 World Sambo Championships
     
  • Owns wins over former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez and UFC vets Lavar Johnson, Josh Copeland and Shawn Jordan

UFC History
UFC 274 (5/7/22) Ivanov won a three round unanimous decision over Marcos Rogerio de Lima 
UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Ivanov lost a three round split decision to Augusto Sakai
UFC 244 (11/2/19) Ivanov lost a three round split decision to Derrick Lewis
UFC 238 (6/8/19) Ivanov won a three round unanimous decision over Tai Tuivasa
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Ivanov won a three round unanimous decision over Ben Rothwell
UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Ivanov lost a five-round unanimous decision to Junior Dos Santos

Q&A
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I beat Fedor in 2008, then I started doing MMA more professionally. I fought before that, but in small events.
What ranks and titles have you held? Gold medalist in 2008 World Sambo Championships, Bronze medal in 2006 World Sambo Championships, European champion in Sambo in 2007, former World Series of Fighting heavyweight champion, national champion in judo and member of Bulgaria’s national and Olympic judo team
Do you have any heroes? My father
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s good because all the best fighters in the world are fighting here.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the National Sports Academy.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was on the national judo team
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo, International Master of Sports in Sambo