Stance: Southpaw
Division: Bantamweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 70"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: Russia
Age: 31


Recent win streak: 3
Wins by KO: 2
Wins by submission: 6



Significant Strikes Attempted: 357
Significant Strikes Landed: 158


Takedowns Attempted: 28
Takedowns Landed: 11


Tagir Ulanbekov is a Russian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born on October 18, 1996 in Grozny, Russia.

Ulanbekov started his career fighting for the Chechen Republic MMA promotion before signing with UFC in 2019. His professional record consists of 14 wins out of 14 fights and 8 wins via knockout or technical knockout. In 2020 he won four fights against John Gunther, Bruno Silva, Nathaniel Wood, and Ryan Benoit which earned him a contract with UFC.

Since joining UFC Ulanbekov has become one of the most promising fighters in the lightweight division. He made his debut at Fight Night 171: Blaydes vs Volkov where he submitted Austrian fighter Steve Garcia by rear naked choke in round two. This victory earned Tagir “Performance Of The Night” honors and increased anticipation for his future performance inside the octagon.

Ulanbekov followed up his successful debut with another impressive submission win over Malcolm Gordon at Fight Night 181: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie where he again secured “Performance Of The Night” award after submitting Gordon by an arm triangle choke late into round three gaining further recognition from fans and critics alike as an emerging talent within lightweight division of UFC .

At 22 years old Tagir Ulanbekov is considered to be one of brightest stars rising up through ranks of MMA world today having already established himself as proven finisher inside octagon . With five straight wins under his belt , solid ground game , incredible cardio , strong takedown defense and potential to keep ever-improving striking arsenal – it will be interesting to see what this young Russian athlete can achieve during next few years .

Fight History

Cody Durden
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Dec 16, 2023
UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington
Nate Maness
Tagir Ulanbekov: Winner
by Submission in Round 1 @ 2:11
Sat. Nov 05, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos
Tim Elliott
Tagir Ulanbekov: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 05, 2022
UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal
Allan Nascimento
Tagir Ulanbekov: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 30, 2021
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira
Bruno Silva
Tagir Ulanbekov: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 10, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen