Muslim Salikhov
Muslim
Salikhov
14-2-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 14-2-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: King of Kung Fu
From: Dagestan Russia
Fights Out Of: Buynaksk, Dagestan Russia
Age: 35
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 70"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
230
47% Successful
108
Types of Successful Strikes
0
108
84% Standing
91
11
6
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
7
43% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
2
0
Takedown Defense
73
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Muslim Salikhov
Laureano Staropoli
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren
Oct 26, 2019
63
42
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Muslim Salikhov
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Sep 7, 2019
6
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Muslim Salikhov
Apr 14, 2018
25
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Muslim Salikhov
Nov 25, 2017
10
6
0
3
0
1
2
3
R2 Submission

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was kid, Because I didn’t want to get my ass get kicked in the streets of Dagestan. 

What ranks and titles have you held? I’m a five-time Wushu Sanda world champion, Olympic Sanda tournament (2008 Beijing) champion, Combat Games sport accord champion, European Sanda champion 

Do you have any heroes?  No 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? After achieving all the titles I could achieve in kickboxing, UFC became my main goal. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Two higher education degrees

What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting was always my job 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Around 200 pro kickboxing, Muay Thai and Sanda matches

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Honored Master of Sports in Wushu Sanda, Master of Sports in Complex Martial Arts, BJJ blue belt 

Favorite grappling technique: Arm triangle 

Favorite Striking technique: Spinning back kick 


• Pro since 2011

• Ten wins by KO, two by submission (2 Arm Triangle)
• Twelve first round finishes
• Has won 12 of his last 13
• Scored knockouts over UFC vets Ivan Jorge and Melvin Guillard
• Has reported 185-13-1 (76 KOs) kickboxing record
• Only non-Chinese fighter to win the Wushu Sanda King’s Cup

Career

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