Famous Russian Mixed Martial Artists

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 1 
Khabib Nurmagomedov
(Mixed martial artist)

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.

 2 
Fedor Emelianenko
(Mixed martial artist)

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.

 3 
Zabit Magomedsharipov
(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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 4 
Khamzat Chimaev
(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.

 5 
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.

 6 
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.

 7 
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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 8 
Abubakar Nurmagomedov
(Mixed martial artist)

Abubakar Nurmagomedov
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Birthdate: November 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia

 9 
Alexander Volkov
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Alexander Volkov
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Birthdate: October 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 10 
Alexander Emelianenko
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Alexander Emelianenko
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Birthdate: August 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stary Oskol, Russia

 11 
Arman Tsarukyan
(Mixed martial artist)

Arman Tsarukyan
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Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Akhalkalaki, Georgia

 12 
Askar Askarov
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Askar Askarov
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Birthdate: October 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kamysh-Kutan, Russia

 13 
Vadim Nemkov
(Mixed martial artist)

Vadim Nemkov
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Birthdate: June 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgorod, Belgorod Oblast, Russia

 14 
Magomed Ankalaev
(Mixed martial artist)

Magomed Ankalaev
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Birthdate: June 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mixed martial artist

 15 
Dennis Siver
(Mixed martial artist)

Dennis Siver
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Birthdate: January 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia

 16 
Yana Kunitskaya
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Yana Kunitskaya
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Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murmansk, Russia

 17 
Oleg Taktarov
(Actor and retired mixed martial artist who competed in UFC and played a major role in Predators)

Oleg Taktarov
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Birthdate: August 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarov, Russia

 18 
Rustam Khabilov
(Mixed martial artist)

Rustam Khabilov
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Birthdate: November 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Khasavyurtovsky District, Russia

 19 
Movsar Evloev
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Movsar Evloev
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Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sunzha, Ingushetia, Russia

 20 
Zubaira Tukhugov
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Zubaira Tukhugov
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Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 21 
Vitaly Minakov
(Mixed martial artist)

Vitaly Minakov
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Birthdate: February 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bryansk, Russia

 22 
Andrey Koreshkov
(Mixed martial artist)

Andrey Koreshkov
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Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia

 23 
Shamil Abdurakhimov
(Mixed martial artist)

Shamil Abdurakhimov
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Birthdate: September 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia

 24 
Zelim Imadaev
(Mixed martial artist)

Zelim Imadaev
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Birthdate: January 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chechnya, Russia

 25 
Alexey Oleynik
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Alexey Oleynik
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Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine

 26 
Jeff Monson
(Mixed martial artist)

Jeff Monson
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Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

 27 
Omari Akhmedov
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Omari Akhmedov
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Birthdate: October 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kizlyar, Russia

 28 
Alexander Shlemenko
(Mixed martial artist)

Alexander Shlemenko
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Birthdate: May 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia

 29 
Albert Tumenov
(Mixed martial artist, Boxer)

Albert Tumenov
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Birthdate: December 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chereksky District, Russia

 30 
Rashid Magomedov
(Mixed martial artist, Boxer)

Rashid Magomedov
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Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia

 31 
Magomed Mustafaev
(Mixed martial artist)

Magomed Mustafaev
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Birthdate: August 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gergebilsky District, Russia

 32 
Mairbek Taisumov
(Mixed martial artist)

Mairbek Taisumov
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Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 33 
Said Nurmagomedov
(Mixed martial artist)

Said Nurmagomedov
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Birthdate: April 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia

 34 
Timofey Nastyukhin
(Mixed martial artist)

Timofey Nastyukhin
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Birthdate: November 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic

 35 
Ikram Aliskerov
(Mixed martial artist)

Ikram Aliskerov
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Birthdate: December 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kasumkent, Republic of Dagestan, Russia

 36 
Ali Bagautinov
(Mixed martial artist)

Ali Bagautinov
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Birthdate: June 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kizlyar, Russia

 37 
Ruslan Magomedov
(Mixed martial artist)

Ruslan Magomedov
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Birthdate: November 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsudakhar, Russia

 38 
Sergei Pavlovich
(Mixed martial artist)

Sergei Pavlovich
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Birthdate: May 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orlovskiy, Russia

 39 
Dmitry Smolyakov
(Mixed martial artist)

Dmitry Smolyakov
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Birthdate: August 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kobryn, Belarus

 40 
Damir Ismagulov
(Mixed martial artist)

Damir Ismagulov
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Birthdate: February 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia

 41 
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

 42 
Magomed Ismailov
(Mixed martial artist)

Magomed Ismailov
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Birthdate: June 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil, Russia

 43 
Alexey Kunchenko
(Mixed martial artist)

Alexey Kunchenko
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Birthdate: May 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prokopyevsk, Russia

 44 
Shamil Gamzatov
(Mixed martial artist)

Shamil Gamzatov
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Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kizlyar, Dagestan, Russia

 45 
Aleksandra Albu
(Mixed martial artist)

Aleksandra Albu
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Birthdate: July 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vulcănești, Moldovian

 46 
Alexander Yakovlev
(Mixed martial artist, Rapper)

Alexander Yakovlev
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Birthdate: July 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Veliky Novgorod, Russia

 47 
Georgi Karakhanyan
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Georgi Karakhanyan
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Birthdate: May 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

 48 
Saparbek Safarov
(Mixed martial artist)

Saparbek Safarov
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Birthdate: October 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia

 49 
Ramazan Emeev
(Mixed martial artist)

Ramazan Emeev
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Birthdate: May 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dylym, Russia

 50 
Kirill Sidelnikov
(Sambo fighter)

Kirill Sidelnikov
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Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stary Oskol, Russia