Famous Russian Mixed Martial Artists

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Khabib Nurmagomedov
(Former Russian Mixed Martial Artist and the First Muslim to Win a UFC Title)
Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sil'di, Russia

Russian professional mixed martial artist, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is known for holding the longest active undefeated streak in MMA, with 28 wins and no losses. In September 2020, he was named #2 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings. He practices Islam and is the first Muslim to win a UFC title.

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Fedor Emelianenko
(Russian Mixed Martial Artist and Judoka)
Fedor Emelianenko
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Birthdate: September 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Russian mixed martial artist, judoka, and sambist Fedor Emelianenko, also known as “The Last Emperor,” competes for Bellator MMA and the Rizin Fighting Federation. He went from being a firefighter to Sports Illustrated’s top MMA fighter of the 2000s. He is also part of the Russian Presidential Council on sports.
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Khamzat Chimaev
(Swedish Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Khamzat Chimaev
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Birthdate: May 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chechnya, Russia

Russia-born Swedish freestyle wrestler and mixed martial artist Khamzat Chimaev began wrestling as a child, possibly to save himself from the bullies. Eventually, he took up freestyle wrestling, winning the Swedish Championship three times between 2015 and 2018, thereafter emerging as an award winning mixed martial artist. Currently, he competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Petr Yan
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Petr Yan
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Birthdate: February 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

Petr Yan is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC. A former UFC Bantamweight Champion, Yan is currently ranked first in the UFC bantamweight rankings. He has won a Fight of the Night and a Performance of the Night award in his UFC career so far. Prior to his UFC career, Yan was an ACB Bantamweight Champion.

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Artem Lobov
(Mixed martial artist)
Artem Lobov
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Birthdate: August 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Artem Lobov is a Russian retired boxer and mixed martial artist. He competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Featherweight division and earned one Fight of the Night award. He also competed in other popular promotions, such as the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, Cage Contender, and Cage Warriors.

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Islam Makhachev
(Mixed martial artist)
Islam Makhachev
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Birthdate: September 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia

Islam Makhachev is a Russian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Makhachev is currently ranked fifth in the UFC lightweight rankings. He has won one Fight of the Night award in his UFC career so far. A former Sambo competitor, Islam Makhachev became a combat sambo world champion in 2016.

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Zabit Magomedsharipov
(Russian Former Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Zabit Magomedsharipov
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Birthdate: March 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khasavyurt, Russia

Zabit Magomedsharipov is a Russian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In the 2018 World MMA Awards, he was honored with the Submission of the Year award for his fight against Brandon Davis. Prior to his UFC career, Zabit Magomedsharipov was a featherweight champion in the Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). 

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Alexander Volkov
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Alexander Volkov
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Birthdate: October 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Arman Tsarukyan
(Armenian-Russian Mixed Martial Artist)
Arman Tsarukyan
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Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Arman Tsarukyan is an Armenian-Russian mixed martial artist. He is best known for his association with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he currently competes in the Lightweight division. Arman Tsarukyan has won a couple of Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night awards at the Ultimate Fighting Championship so far.

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Magomed Ankalaev
(Mixed martial artist)
Magomed Ankalaev
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Birthdate: June 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mixed martial artist
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Askar Askarov
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Askar Askarov
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Birthdate: October 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kamysh-Kutan, Russia
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Abubakar Nurmagomedov
(Mixed martial artist)
Abubakar Nurmagomedov
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Birthdate: November 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia
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Vadim Nemkov
(Mixed martial artist)
Vadim Nemkov
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Birthdate: June 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgorod, Belgorod Oblast, Russia
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Alexander Emelianenko
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Alexander Emelianenko
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Birthdate: August 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stary Oskol, Russia
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Alexey Oleynik
(Russian Combat Sambo Fighter and Mixed Martial Artist)
Alexey Oleynik
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Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Sergei Pavlovich
(Mixed martial artist)
Sergei Pavlovich
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Birthdate: May 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orlovskiy, Russia
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Dennis Siver
(Mixed martial artist)
Dennis Siver
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Birthdate: January 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
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Movsar Evloev
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Movsar Evloev
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Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sunzha, Ingushetia, Russia
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Said Nurmagomedov
(Mixed martial artist)
Said Nurmagomedov
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Birthdate: April 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia
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Zubaira Tukhugov
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Zubaira Tukhugov
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Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia
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Yana Kunitskaya
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Yana Kunitskaya
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Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murmansk, Russia
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Rustam Khabilov
(Mixed martial artist)
Rustam Khabilov
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Birthdate: November 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Khasavyurtovsky District, Russia
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Vitaly Minakov
(Mixed martial artist)
Vitaly Minakov
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Birthdate: February 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bryansk, Russia
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Andrey Koreshkov
(Mixed martial artist)
Andrey Koreshkov
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Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
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Shamil Abdurakhimov
(Mixed martial artist)
Shamil Abdurakhimov
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Birthdate: September 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia
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Oleg Taktarov
(Russian Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Oleg Taktarov
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Birthdate: August 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarov, Russia

Russian actor and former mixed martial artist Oleg Taktarov is known for winning the UFC 6 tournament. Other accomplishments of Taktarov as an MMA fighter include becoming one of the ten UFC Viewer's Choice Awardees during UFC 45, and winning the 1994 Iron Gladiators Competition. As an actor, Taktarov has performed in hit films like Bad Boys II and Predators.   

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Jeff Monson
(Mixed martial artist)
Jeff Monson
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Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Sergei Kharitonov
(Russian Professional Heavyweight Mixed Martial Artist)
Sergei Kharitonov
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Birthdate: August 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plesetsk, Russia
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Magomed Mustafaev
(Mixed martial artist)
Magomed Mustafaev
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Birthdate: August 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gergebilsky District, Russia
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Damir Ismagulov
(Mixed martial artist)
Damir Ismagulov
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Birthdate: February 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
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Ikram Aliskerov
(Mixed martial artist)
Ikram Aliskerov
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Birthdate: December 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kasumkent, Republic of Dagestan, Russia
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Omari Akhmedov
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Omari Akhmedov
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Birthdate: October 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kizlyar, Russia
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Alexander Shlemenko
(Mixed martial artist)
Alexander Shlemenko
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Birthdate: May 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
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Rashid Magomedov
(Mixed martial artist, Boxer)
Rashid Magomedov
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Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia
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Zelim Imadaev
(Mixed martial artist)
Zelim Imadaev
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Birthdate: January 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chechnya, Russia
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Albert Tumenov
(Russian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Albert Tumenov
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Birthdate: December 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chereksky District, Russia
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Mairbek Taisumov
(Russian-born Austrian MMA Fighter Who Fights in the Lightweight Division)
Mairbek Taisumov
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Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

Mairbek Taisumov is a Russian-born Austrian MMA fighter who fights in the lightweight division. He previously fought in M-1 Global and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, winning the Performance of the Night award on three occasions in the latter.

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Timofey Nastyukhin
(Mixed martial artist)
Timofey Nastyukhin
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Birthdate: November 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
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Ali Bagautinov
(Mixed martial artist)
Ali Bagautinov
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Birthdate: June 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kizlyar, Russia
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Ruslan Magomedov
(Mixed martial artist)
Ruslan Magomedov
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Birthdate: November 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsudakhar, Russia
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Dmitry Smolyakov
(Mixed martial artist)
Dmitry Smolyakov
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Birthdate: August 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kobryn, Belarus
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Ibragim Todashev
(Mixed martial artist)
Ibragim Todashev
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Birthdate: September 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia
Died: May 22, 2013
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Ramazan Emeev
(Mixed martial artist)
Ramazan Emeev
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Birthdate: May 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dylym, Russia
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Magomed Ismailov
(Mixed martial artist)
Magomed Ismailov
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Birthdate: June 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil, Russia
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Aleksandra Albu
(Mixed martial artist)
Aleksandra Albu
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Birthdate: July 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vulcănești, Moldovian
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Shamil Gamzatov
(Mixed martial artist)
Shamil Gamzatov
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Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kizlyar, Dagestan, Russia
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Georgi Karakhanyan
(Russian-born Armenian-American Mixed Martial Artist)
Georgi Karakhanyan
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Birthdate: May 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Georgi Karakhanyan is a professional mixed martial artist who has competed in popular promotions like Bellator MMA. Karakhanyan, who has been competing since 2006, has also competed for the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), Absolute Championship Berkut, Tachi Palace Fights, DREAM, and King of the Cage. Georgi Karakhanyan is a former WSOF featherweight champion.

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Viacheslav Datsik
(Russian Former Professional Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Viacheslav Datsik
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Birthdate: February 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Slantsy, Russia
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Alexey Kunchenko
(Mixed martial artist)
Alexey Kunchenko
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Birthdate: May 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prokopyevsk, Russia
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Shahbulat Shamhalaev
(Russian Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Shahbulat Shamhalaev
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Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia