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Bantamweight Division

"Tajik"

Muin Gafurov

Bantamweight Division

18-5-0 (W-L-D)

10

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

14

First Round Finishes

Muin Gafurov

athlete record

Info

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

Place of Birth
Tajikistan
Fighting style
Sambo
Age
27
Height
67.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 3, 2023
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2013
     
  • Ten wins by KO, seven by submission (4 armbar, 2 guillotine, RNC)
     
  • 14 first round finishes
     
  • Has won eight of his last 12; lone pre-UFC losses in that stretch were in 2019 to UFC vet John Lineker, and in DWCS bout against Anheliger
     
  • Holds 2018 KO win over UFC vet Leandro Issa

UFC 294 (10/21/23) Gafurov was submitted by Said Nurmagomedov via guillotine choke at 1:13 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (6/3/23) Gafurov lost a three round unanimous decision to John Castaneda

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode two (9/7/21) Gafurov lost a three-round split decision to Chad Anheliger

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training from six years old. It was my father’s dream that one day I will become a champion.

What titles have you held? Two-time champion in world combat sambo; MMA FILA amateur world champion.

Do you have any heroes? Fedor Emelianenko

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My entire life’s dream.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Physical university, diploma

What was your job before you started fighting? None

Ranks in any martial arts styles: International Master of Sports in Combat Sambo

Favorite grappling technique: All submissions

Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut