Loik "The Tajik Tank" Radzhabov


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 11"
Reach: 69"
Weight: 155 lbs.


Loik Radzhabov is an Uzbek-born MMA fighter who currently fights in the UFC’s Lightweight division. He was born on October 2nd, 1987, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Loik began his fighting career at a young age and has become one of the top fighters in the world when it comes to mixed martial arts.

His early training came from a local wrestling gym where he learned about freestyle wrestling and submission grappling. After competing successfully for several years, Loik decided to pursue professional MMA as a career path and joined M-1 Global promotion in 2011 after amassing an impressive amateur record of 10-1 with 8 wins by stoppage (5 KO/TKOs).

In 2012, Loik made his debut as part of the M-1 Challenge series which included some very tough competition including former ONE FC champion Shinya Aoki. In 2013 he fought under their banner again but this time against tougher competitors such as current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski and former Bellator Lightweight Champion Will Brooks. His impressive performances earned him two unanimous decision victories over those two opponents earning him recognition throught Europe and Russia.

In 2014, Loik signed with KSW (Polish Promotion) where he competed five times against top European middleweights including current KSW Welterweight Champion Roberto Soldic whom he defeated via unanimous decision at KSW 33: Materla vs Drwal event for vacant title belt before departing for UFC later that year when signed his promotional contract with them after winning 15 out 18 fights so far in his career (12 wins by stoppage).

Since joining UFC’s lightweight division late 2014; Loik has been among its most exciting fighters scoring four consecutive first round finishes against strong opponents like fellow countryman Ruslan Magomedov, Brazil’s Glaico Franca & Japan’s Teruto Ishihara all culminating into emphatic performance against highly ranked American wrestler Johnny Case at Fight night 103 event held late 2016 . In that fight which earned him Performance Of The Night Bonus Radzhabov delivered beautiful combination of striking skills ending up snatching Armbar victory from seemingly dominant position downing Case back while diminishing American chances to escape away submitting him instantly afterwards making it yet another signature win inside octagon!

As we speak right now there are talks between both sides regarding next opponent & date however nothing is official yet although things look favorable towards Russian native potentially facing off veteran Joe Lauzon somewhere during summertime or fall season 2019! With just short amount of 5 professional cage fights within Ultimate Fighting Championship all heading towards spectacular finish fans definitely can look forward waking up new day knowing they will be able witness legend continuingly shaping modern history inside organization itself !

Fight History

Mateusz Rebecki
Mateusz Rebecki
Loik Radzhabov: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 2:36
Sat. Jun 24, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria
Esteban Ribovics
Esteban Ribovics
Loik Radzhabov: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 04, 2023
UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane