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Adlan Amagov
Born (1986-10-30) October 30, 1986 (age 37)
Sunzhensky District, Chechen–Ingush ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other names Borz, English: The Wolf
Chechen Van Damme
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity Chechen
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Light Heavyweight (2007 – 2011)
Middleweight (2011 – 2012)
Welterweight (2013 – 2014)
Reach 1.93 m (76 in)
Fighting out of Fairfield, New Jersey, United States
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Team Red Fury Fight Team
Jackson's MMA
AMA Fight Club
Trainer Greg Jackson, Akhmed Musaev
Rank National Master of Sports in Sambo
Years active 2007–2013, 2016
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 14
By knockout 8
By submission 1
By decision 5
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By submission 1
Draws 1

Adlan Mairbekovich Amagov (Russian: Адлан Майрбекович Амагов; born October 30, 1986) is a Russian mixed martial artist and kickboxer, who most recently competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor from 2007-2014, Amagov also formerly competed for Strikeforce and is the former Unifight World Champion.


Originally from the small village of Sernovodsk in Chechnya, Amagov was raised in a war-torn country and in 1994 when he was eight years old, Amagov's school was destroyed. Eventually, he relocated to Moscow, where he began training in Combat Sambo with Fedor Emelianenko and Alexander Emelianenko. In June 2007, Amagov made the transition into mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Amagov made his professional mixed martial arts debut in November 2007 in Russia. He lost his debut bout via submission, but soon amassed a record of 8-1-1 with most of his fights taking place in the ProFC promotion. His brothers Musa Amagov and Beslan Amagov are also professional MMA fighters.

Amagov drew considerable attention in 2010 when a video of his spinning hook kick knockout of Maskhat Akhmetov became popular on several MMA message boards and news sites.

He is managed by Sam Kardan and Mike Constantino of MVC Management.


In the summer of 2011, Adlan Amagov signed with Zuffa and made his U.S. debut at Strikeforce Challengers: Bowling vs. Voelker III against Ron Stallings. Amagov won the fight via split decision.

Amagov was successful in his second bout for Strikeforce as he defeated veteran Anthony Smith via KO in the first round at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers.

Following his two wins, Amagov made his debut on a main card at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine on January 7, 2012. He faced former EliteXC Middleweight Champion Robbie Lawler in the co-main event and lost the fight via TKO (flying knee and punches) early in the first round.

Amagov returned to the promotion on August 18, 2012 at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman. He faced Keith Berry at the event and won via TKO early in the first round after a side kick to the knee and punches on the ground.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On January 19, 2013, it was revealed that Amagov had signed to fight for the UFC.

Amagov made his promotional and Welterweight debut against fellow newcomer and former Strikeforce veteran Chris Spång on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. Amagov dominated the fight from start to finish, earning a unanimous decision victory.

Amagov faced TJ Waldburger on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Amagov was expected to face Jason High on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. However, Amagov pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Beneil Dariush. After more than a year of absence from the sport, BloodyElbow editor Karim Zidan stated that Amagov had "no interest" in returning to MMA, and that he wants to "watch his kids grow up and is tired of cutting weight".

MMA return

In August 2016, it was announced that Amagov would return to MMA competition. He faced Jungle Fight champion Dirlei Broenstrup on August 21, 2016 in Russia and won the fight via submission in the first round.

Personal life

He is a devout sunni Muslim and has a wife and son. On 5 June 2017, Amagov was involved in a violent altercation between rival Chechen business associates in Western Moscow that left two people dead and six others injured. Amagov was accused of stabbing another man in the chest during the encounter.

Adlan Amagov
Medal record
Representing  Russia
NAGA 2011 World Championship
Silver 2011 Boca Raton, Florida United States -93kg
NAGA 2012 World Championship
Gold 2012 Morristown, NJ United States -84kg

Championships and accomplishments


  • International Amateur Federation of Unifight
    • Unifight World Champion
    • Unifight Europe Champion


  • NAGA
    • NAGA Championship 2nd Place 2011
    • NAGA Championship 1st Place 2012

ARG (Army Hand-to-Hand Combat)

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Russian Medalist MVD in Army Hand-to-Hand Combat.

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 14 wins 2 losses
By knockout 8 1
By submission 1 1
By decision 5 0
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–2–1 Dirlei Broenstrup Submission (armlock) League S-70 - Plotforma 7th August 21, 2016 1 2:18 Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia Return to Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 13–2–1 TJ Waldburger KO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 1 3:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 12–2–1 Chris Spång Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi April 6, 2013 3 5:00 Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden Welterweight debut.
Win 11–2–1 Keith Berry TKO (leg kick and punches) Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman August 18, 2012 1 0:48 San Diego, California, United States
Loss 10–2–1 Robbie Lawler TKO (flying knee and punches) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine January 7, 2012 1 1:48 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–1–1 Anthony Smith KO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers November 18, 2011 1 2:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1–1 Ron Stallings Decision (split) Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs. Bowling III July 22, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Middleweight debut.
Win 8–1–1 Evgeny Erokhin TKO (head kick and punches) Draka: Governor's Cup 2010 December 18, 2010 1 2:28 Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Win 7–1–1 Aleksandar Radosavljevic TKO (doctor stoppage) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 8 October 1, 2010 2 2:10 Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
Draw 6–1–1 Attila Vegh Draw (unanimous) APF: Azerbaijan vs. Europe May 22, 2010 3 5:00 Baku, Baku region, Azerbaijan
Win 6–1 Shamil Tinagadjiev Decision (unanimous) ProFC: Commonwealth Cup April 23, 2010 2 5:00 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Win 5–1 Denys Liadovyi TKO (punches) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 5 February 13, 2010 1 2:58 Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia
Win 4–1 Maskhat Akhmetov KO (spinning hook kick) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 4 December 19, 2009 1 0:17 Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia
Win 3–1 Gadzhimurad Antigulov KO (punches) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 2 September 25, 2009 1 4:05 Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia
Win 2–1 Abbdullah Mahmud Decision (unanimous) ProFC: President Cup October 25, 2008 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia
Win 1–1 Ansar Chalangov Decision (unanimous) Perm Regional MMA Federation: MMA Professional Cup April 25, 2008 2 5:00 Perm, Perm Krai, Russia
Loss 0–1 Oleksiy Oliynyk Submission (ezekiel choke) Perm Regional MMA Federation: MMA Professional Cup November 23, 2007 1 1:00 Perm, Perm Krai, Russia

See also

  • List of current UFC fighters
  • List of male mixed martial artists
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