Magomed Ankalaev Net Worth

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

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.

Early Life

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.

Professional Career

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.

Win18–1Anthony Smith30 July 202223:09
Win17–1Thiago Santos12 March 202255:00
Win16–1Volkan Oezdemir30 October 202135:00
Win15–1Nikita Krylov27 February 202135:00
Win14–1Ion Cuțelaba24 October 202014:19
Win13–1Ion Cuțelaba29 February 202010:38
Win12–1Dalcha Lungiambula9 November 201930:29
Win11–1Klidson Abreu23 February 201935:00
Win10–1Marcin Prachnio15 September 201813:09
Loss9–1Paul Craig17 March 201834:59
Win9–0Celso Ricardo da Silva4 October 201711:11
Win8–0Wagner Prado21 June 201713:33
Win7–0Maxim Grishin4 October 201641:13
Win6–0Artur Astakhov11 June 201635:00
Win5–0Lloyd Marshbanks9 April 201610:15
Win4–0Nadir Bulkhadarov5 December 201514:45
Win3–0Döwletjan Ýagşymyradow18 October 201435:00
Win2–0Strahinja Denić14 June 201435:00
Win1–0Vasily Babich18 January 201435:00

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