Zarrukh "The Lion" Adashev
StatsFighting style: MMA
Height: 5' 5"
Leg reach: 35.00
Weight: 125 lbs.
Team: Lions Fight
Nationality: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Out of: New York City, New York, United States
AccoladesWins by KO: 2
Wins by decision: 1
Zarrukh Adashev is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete and competitor in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born on August 19, 1992 in Ufa, Russia to an ethnic Tatar family, Zarrukh began his MMA training at a young age. His first instructor was his father – renowned coach Kamil Adashev. With his father’s guidance, Zarrukh quickly developed into one of Russia’s top young prospects in combat sports. He earned several accolades as a youth including two gold medals at the Russian Junior National Championships and two silver medals at the Moscow Open Championships. This early success set him up to become one of the most dominant adult competitors on the national scene.
In 2016, Zarrukh made his professional debut with Legacy Fighting Alliance under the tutelage of famed MMA trainer Mike Quick Swick – who also serves as head coach for American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. During this time he also trained extensively with world-renowned fighters such as Daniel Cormier and Uriah Faber . After compiling an impressive record of 7–2–1 under LFA’s banner , he signed with UFC in October 2020 – becoming only the third Russian fighter ever to do so .
Since then , Zarrukh has put together an impressive win streak that includes victories over highly respected opponents such as Montana De La Rosa , Irwin Rivera and Journey Newson . His unique style – which combines powerful striking skills with well-executed takedowns – has earned him prominent recognition amongst experts around the world . In 2021 , ESPN ranked him #15 among bantamweights worldwide while FOX Sports placed him #7 on their list of best emerging athletes from all weight classes within UFC .
At 28 years old , Adashev already holds an impressive record of 11 wins out 13 fights – three by knockout and four by submission .. He is currently gearing up for upcoming bouts against notable opponents while continuing to train diligently under Quick Swick’s guidance . Without question , many more exciting performances are ahead for this rising star who looks primed to make history within UFC’s 145lb division .