Stance: Orthodox
Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 3"
Reach: 75"
Leg reach: 46.00
Weight: 205 lbs.
Team: Gorets
Nationality: Dagestan, Russia
Residence: Makhachkala, Dagestan
Age: 31


Recent win streak: 8
Wins by KO: 9
Wins by decision: 7



Significant Strikes Attempted: 947
Significant Strikes Landed: 498


Takedowns Attempted: 32


Magomed Ankalaev is a Russian-born professional mixed martial artist fighting in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Ankalaev was born on October 2, 1992, in Derbent, Dagestan and began his MMA career at just 18 years old. He holds a degree in Physical Culture from Dagestan State Technical University and has trained under the tutelage of renowned MMA coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov since 2012.

Ankalaev made his professional MMA debut with Eurasian Fight Nights where he won four out of five fights. He rose to prominence by signing with ACB promotion and winning six consecutive fights — all wins via T/KO or submission — which earned him a contract with UFC in 2018.

In February 2019 Ankalaev made his UFC debut against Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs Velasquez where he won the fight via technical knockout to kickstart his undefeated run in the world’s premier MMA organization as well as become one of only two active fighters from Dagestan to compete inside octagon alongside Khabib Nurmagomedov who also trained under Abulmanap Nurmagomedov, Magomed’s long-time coach.

Ankalaev had an impressive first year inside the octagon that included three victories over Marcin Prachnio (TKO), Dalcha Lungiambula (decision) and Klidson De Abreu (TKO). He earned ‘Performance Of The Night’ award for each win respectively which gained him higher ranking among other light heavyweight contenders but then came Covid-19 pandemic that caused most events be cancelled or postponed forcing Magomoed go without fight for almost 11 months before finally getting back into action this January when he incredibly stopped Ion Cutelaba within 15 seconds to secure another Performance Of The Night bonus while simultaneously setting up himself as one of top possible contenders for Jon Jones undisputed title belt sometime later this year if it ever comes down to that point –

– Unfortunately after Jon decided vacate 205lbs title so their fight never happened yet but despite all odds here remains high chance that someday we may get see these legends face off inside octagon regardless if it will be for championship gold or not either way it seems like fans already got something else look forward too – On April 10th 2021 Magomed is set take on Nikita Krylov at UFC 261 where both men will try prove themselves worthy being next contender line .

Fight History

Johnny Walker
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 2:42
Sat. Jan 13, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2
Johnny Walker
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by No Contest in Round 1 @ 3:13
Sat. Oct 21, 2023
UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2
Jan Blachowicz
Magomed Ankalaev: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 5
Sat. Dec 10, 2022
UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev
Anthony Smith
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:09
Sat. Jul 30, 2022
UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2
Thiago Santos
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Mar 12, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev
Volkan Oezdemir
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 30, 2021
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira
Nikita Krylov
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 27, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane
Ion Cutelaba
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Oct 24, 2020
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Ion Cutelaba
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Aug 29, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic
Dalcha Lungiambula
Magomed Ankalaev: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Nov 09, 2019
UFC Moscow: Zabit vs. Kattar


Magomed Ankalaev Next Fight?
Magomed Ankalaev's next fight is against Johnny Walker 2 at UFC Fight Night.

Magomed Ankalaev Record?
Magomed Ankalaev has a record of 18 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no contest in UFC.

Magomed Ankalaev Khabib?
No, Magomed Ankalaev is not related to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Magomed Ankalaev Vs Johnny Walker?
Magomed Ankalaev fought against Johnny Walker in a match that is available in its entirety on YouTube.

Magomed Ankalaev Vs Jan Blachowicz?

Magomed Ankalaev Height?
Magomed Ankalaev's height is 6′ 3″.

Magomed Ankalaev Tapology?
Magomed Ankalaev is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter featured on Tapology.

Magomed Ankalaev Ranking?
As of November 14, 2023, Magomed Ankalaev is ranked #3 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Magomed Ankalaev Loss?
Magomed Ankalaev's only loss was presumably discussed in a YouTube video.