Magomed Ankalaev is a Russian mixed martial artist with a net worth of $1 million. He has a record of 18 wins and 1 loss in his professional MMA career.
Magomed Ankalaev Biography
Magomed Alibulatovich Ankalaev, a professional mixed martial artist from Russia (born 2 June 1992), participates in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the moment (UFC) He is currently ranked #4 in the UFC light heavyweight standings as of December 6, 2022.
Akhmat’s past Light Heavyweight World Fighting Championship champion was Ankalaev. In addition, he took first place in the 2016 Akhmat FC Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. He is on Instagram as https://www.instagram.com/ankalaev_magomed/.
Ankalaev had notable victories over Vadim Nemokv, the current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion and 4-time Combat Sambo Champion, Valentin Moldavsky, the number-one ranked Bellator Heavyweight Fighter, Muslim Magomedov, and the current ACA Light Heavyweight Champion.
At the Dagestan State University, where he graduated in the sport faculty, Magomed Ankalaev first started training in Greco-Roman wrestling for a year. He also participated in combat sambo competitions at that time, earning the honorary title of Master of Sports for the sport. Because MMA and combat sambo are comparable, Ankalaev was drawn to the thought of switching to MMA. Ankalaev later won both the Russian and global amateur MMA championships. The Russian MMA Federation also named Ankalaev the country’s best mixed martial artist for 2015. As a devoted Muslim, Ankalaev.
On January 18, 2014, at Oplot Challenge 96, Magomed Ankalaev made his professional debut. He prevailed over Vasily Babich of Ukraine by majority decision in a competitive match. By defeating Nadyr Bulkadarov in the professional demonstration match, Anakalaev wins the MMA Super Cup of Russia in December 2015. He won the 2016 Akhmat FC Light Heavyweight Grand Prix there. Akhmat joined the UFC in October 2017 after taking home the World Fighting Championship of Chechnya’s MMA championship.
Magomed Ankalaev competed in his first promotional match against Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov in March 2018. Ankalaev controlled the battle for the better part of two rounds, winning with crisp striking, takedowns, and top control. In the first round, Ankalaev even seriously injured Craig with a body kick. Ankalaev suffered his first professional defeat at precisely 4:59 of round three when Craig caught him with a triangle choke in the final five seconds of the round.
Ankalaev and Jan Bachowicz were slated to square off on December 10, 2022, at UFC 282. However, after Ji Procházka gave up his light heavyweight title due to a shoulder injury and Procházka’s opponent, Glover Teixeira, declined to take Ankalaev’s place, the contest was elevated to a title battle for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship.
|Win||18–1||Anthony Smith||30 July 2022||2||3:09|
|Win||17–1||Thiago Santos||12 March 2022||5||5:00|
|Win||16–1||Volkan Oezdemir||30 October 2021||3||5:00|
|Win||15–1||Nikita Krylov||27 February 2021||3||5:00|
|Win||14–1||Ion Cuțelaba||24 October 2020||1||4:19|
|Win||13–1||Ion Cuțelaba||29 February 2020||1||0:38|
|Win||12–1||Dalcha Lungiambula||9 November 2019||3||0:29|
|Win||11–1||Klidson Abreu||23 February 2019||3||5:00|
|Win||10–1||Marcin Prachnio||15 September 2018||1||3:09|
|Loss||9–1||Paul Craig||17 March 2018||3||4:59|
|Win||9–0||Celso Ricardo da Silva||4 October 2017||1||1:11|
|Win||8–0||Wagner Prado||21 June 2017||1||3:33|
|Win||7–0||Maxim Grishin||4 October 2016||4||1:13|
|Win||6–0||Artur Astakhov||11 June 2016||3||5:00|
|Win||5–0||Lloyd Marshbanks||9 April 2016||1||0:15|
|Win||4–0||Nadir Bulkhadarov||5 December 2015||1||4:45|
|Win||3–0||Döwletjan Ýagşymyradow||18 October 2014||3||5:00|
|Win||2–0||Strahinja Denić||14 June 2014||3||5:00|
|Win||1–0||Vasily Babich||18 January 2014||3||5:00|
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