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Shamil Gaziev

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12-1-0 (W-L-D)

8

Victorias por nocaut

3

Gana por Sumisión

8

Primeros acabados redondos

Shamil Gaziev

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Info

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

Status
Activo
Ciudad natal
Dagestan, Russia
Estilo de lucha
MMA
Años
34
Alto
76.00
Peso
261.00
Debut del octágono
Dec. 16, 2023
Alcance
78.50
Alcance de la pierna
45.00
  • Pro since 2020

     
  • Eight wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)

     
  • Eight first-round finishes

     
  • Last pre-DWCS win was first-round TKO of UFC vet Darko Stosic

     
  • Reported 9-2 amateur record

UFC 296 (12/16/23) Gaziev stopped Martin Buday via strikes at :56 of the first round 

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 7

Episode seven (9/19/23) Gaziev submitted Greg Velasco via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was on the Dagestan national volleyball team. One day after a game, I met legendary coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. He invited me to his MMA class, and since that day I’m in MMA.



Do you have any heroes? My father is my hero  



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Since I started martial arts, I had one goal: to become the best heavyweight in the world and UFC is the best place to prove that.



Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Faculty of Computer Science and Management



What was your job before you started fighting? I was volleyball player on the national team  



Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I am IMMAF European, African, Asian heavyweight champion and world bronze medalist



Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Fight Nights Super Heavyweight Grand Prix MMA champion



Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine



Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut