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Muhammad
BornMuhammad Mokaev
(2000-07-30) 30 July 2000 (age 20)
Buynaksk, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other namesThe Punisher
ResidenceManchester, Greater Manchester, England
NationalityBritish/Dagestan
EthnicityDagestani Avar
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight135 lb "Muhammad Mokaev". Retrieved 17 January 2020.
DivisionBantamweight (2016–present)
Flyweight (2015–2017)
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
StyleWrestling (martial art), Judo, BJJ
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofManchester, England, UK
TeamAspire Combat Sports Academy (2015–present) "About the club - Aspire Combat Sports Academy". Retrieved 6 August 2019.
TrainerDean Garnett: Head coach
Dean Garnett: MMA
Rank     Number 1 in World[2]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins23
By knockout5
By submission3
By decision15
Losses0

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Muhammad Mokaev (born 30 July 2000) is a Dagestani Amateur mixed martial artist. He is a two-time MMA Junior World Champion and the reigning IMMAF Bantamweight Junior European and World Champion. With 23 wins and no losses, he holds one of the longest active undefeated streak in Junior Amateur MMA.[3] As of 17 May, 2020, he is #1 in the List of current IMMAF Junior fighters Rankings IMMAF pound-for-pound rankings.[4] [5]. Mokaev is also one of the most eagerly sought after MMA fighters in the world. He has been sought after in the UFC development program as well Bellator. In 2015 Mokaev became European Junior Champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[6] This was followed by becoming Gi and NoGi champion at the NAGA championships in 2016, 2017[7] and 2018. He is 5xBritish Wrestling champion. In 2019 he also became the Men Senior / Intermediate / Adults / -65 kg champion at the ADCC Championships held in Manchester, UK.[8]

An ethnic Kumyks hailing from the Dagestan and northern Chechnya region of Russia, Mokaev became IMMAF world Junior Bantamweight Chamption in 2018 and 2019 [9].

Early life[edit]

Muhammad was born on 30th July 2000, in the village of Buynaksk in Buynaksky District of the Dagestan ASSR, an autonomous republic within the Russian SFSR, Soviet Union,[10] Mokaev moved to the UK aged 12[11] and quickly decided he wanted to become a wrestler. His motivation was to become the best he could be at that sport. He joined Manchester Wrestling Club in 2013 and started competing. He became the British Junior Champion in the 55 kg category in 2014 [12] and repeated the same in 2015.[13]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Muhammad Mokaev made his amateur MMA debut in November 2015 and compiled four wins by the end of the following year in 2016. On 11 February 2017, Mokaev became the Flyweight champion for Tanko FC, having defeated his opponent with a unanimous decision, he was 16 years old at the time[14] Over the next four years he would go undefeated, finishing off as champion as IMMAF Junior Bantamweight Champion in successive years. Originally Mokaev started training in MMA at Kaobon MMA gym in Liverpool under the tutelage of Colin Heron. He worked and earned his gym membership by clean mats at the gym. At the time Mokaev was training at Kaobon, Darren Till (UFC) was one of the fighters there.[15]

IMMAF Fighting Championships[edit]

Mokaevs first foray into the IMMAF was in 2018[16] where he became the first Dagestani to become amateur world champion in the Bantamweight category. Mokaev repeated the feat in 2019 in Bahrain and is the reigning World Champion.[17] In addition to winning the gold in the World Championships, Mokaev also won the gold in 2019 European Championship. [18]

IMMAF World Championship 2018[edit]

Mokaev beat Reo Yagamuchi to become the hold of the gold medal at the 2018 World Championship held in Manama, Bahrain. Flying the flag for Team England, Mokaev competed in the concurrent Junior World Championships (for athletes age 18-20), in the men's bantamweight division. It took 3 victories in as many days which resulted him beat opposition from Russia, Kazakhstan and Mexico before the final where he claimed a unanimous decision win over Japan's Asian Open champion, Reo Yamaguchi.[19]

IMMAF European Championships 2019[edit]

The European Championships took place in Rome, Italy for the second competition in a row he faced Reo Yagamuchi in the final and for the second successive time he beat yagamuchi by Unanimous Decision.[20]

IMMAF World Championship 2019[edit]

Mokaev beat Reo Yagamuchi for the third time to become the two time world champion at bantamweight. The final was won by Unanimous decision. Mokaev dominated Reo, the final was notable for the use of 3 suplex moves by Mokaev on Yagamuchi. In this competition Mokaev was felled by an overhand right by Tynyshtyk Zhanibek (Kazakhstan) for the first time in his fighting career. Another first was when Mokaev was taken down by Nikolay Atanasov from Bulgaria.[21]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • IMMAF Fighting Championship
    • IMMAF Flyweight Championship (Two time, current)
      • One successful title defenses

Fighting style[edit]

Muhammad Mokaev styles himself on Khabib Nurmagamedov and Rustam Khabilov his wrestling background allows him dominate and maul his opponents. His wrestling coach is Oleg Druzhynets from the British Wrestling Club based in Salford, Greater Manchester.[22] His MMA coach is Dean Garnett from Aspire MMA Gym in Liverpool has stated that the sky is the limit for Mokaev. [23]

Personal life[edit]

Muhammad Mokaev currently is not married. He trains 2 times a day and maintains a strict training regime and diet. In 2020 Mokaev got involved in a twitter spat with Irish Bellator bantamweight star – and teammate of Conor McGregor – James Gallagher, possibly setting up a matchup between them. Mokaev would have to sign a contract with Bellator for this to happen,[24]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 23–0 Abdulla Mubarak Submission RNC R1 IMMAF 2020 WMMAA Open Championships 8 March 2020 3 9 Gold Coast, Australia Won IMMAF WMMAA OCEANA Championships.
Win 22–0 Abdulla Alyaqoob Unanimous Decision IMMAF 2020 WMMAA Open Championships 7 March 2020 3 9 Gold Coast, Australia Won IMMAF Preliminary Round in the Championships.
Win 21–0 Reo Yamaguchi Unanimous Decision IMMAF 2019 World Championships 14 November 2019 3 9 Manama, Bahrain Defended IMMAF Senior and Junior World Championships.
Win 20–0 Tynyshtyk Zhanibek Unanimous Decision IMMAF 2019 World Championships 13 November 2019 3 9 Manama, Bahrain Defending Champion IMMAF Senior and Junior World Championships.
Win 19–0 Nikolay Atanasov Unanimous Decision IMMAF 2019 World Championships 12 November 2019 3 9 Manama, Bahrain Defending Champion IMMAF Senior and Junior World Championships.
Win 18–0 Max Hynninen Unanimous Decision IMMAF 2019 World Championships 11 November 2019 3 9 Manama, Bahrain Defending Champion IMMAF Senior and Junior World Championships.
Win 17–0 Mikey Boden TKO Ground and Pound WCFC3 Championships 28 September 2019 2 2.10 Manchester, England World Combat Fighting Championships.
Win 16–0 Myles Richards Unanimous Decision Caged Steel Fighting Championship 23 13 July 2019 3 9 Sheffield, England Vacant Bantamweight Championship Caged Steel FC.
Win 15–0 Reo Yamaguchi Unanimous Decision IMMAF European Championship 22 June 2019 3 9 Rome, Italy Vacant Bantamweight Championship IMMAF European Senior and Junior Championship.
Win 14–0 Batir Sharukhanov Unanimous Decision IMMAF European Senior and Junior Championship 21 June 2019 3 9 Rome, Italy Vacant Bantamweight Championship IMMAF European Senior and Junior Championship.
Win 13–0 Abanoub Fares TKO/KO IMMAF European Senior and Junior Championship 20 June 2019 1 2.32 Rome, Italy Vacant Bantamweight Championship IMMAF European Senior and Junior Championship.
Win 12–0 Ciaran Mulholland Unanimous Decision UK Fighting Championship 23 March 2019 5 15 Preston, England Vacant Bantamweight Championship UK Fighting Championship.
Win 11–0 Reo Yamaguchi Unanimous Decision IMMAF 2018 World Championships 17 November 2018 3 9 Manama, Bahrain Amateur Bantamweight Championship IMMAF World Senior and Junior Championship.
Win 10–0 Ismael Zamora Unanimous Decision IMMAF World Senior and Junior Championship 15 November 2018 3 9 Manama, Bahrain Bantamweight Championship IMMAF World Senior and Junior Championship.
Win 9–0 Imran Satiev Submission - RNC IMMAF Championship 14 November 2018 1 0.57 Manama, Bahrain Bantamweight Championship IMMAF European Senior and Junior Championship.
Win 8–0 Jack Eglin TKO Slam and Punches UK Fighting Championships 5 7 October 2017 2 2.25 Flyweight, England Vacant Flyweight Championship UK Fighting Championship.
Win 7–0 Sebastian Gonzalez TKO Punches Tanko FC 4 12 May 2017 1 0.37 Manchester, England Flyweight Championship TFC4 Championship.
Win 6–0 Liam Gittins Unanimous Decision Tanko FC 3 11 February 2017 3 9 Manchester, England Flyweight Championship TFC3 Championship.
Win 5–0 Markus Hægland Unanimous Decision Tanko FC 2 3 December 2016 3 9 Manchester, England Flyweight Championship TFC2 Championship.
Win 4–0 Jose Rufino KO/TKO ICE FC 18 28 October 2016 2 1.27 Bolton, England Flyweight Championship ICE FC 18 Championship.
Win 2–0 Ash McCracken Unanimous Decision Full Contact Contender 17 24 September 2016 3 9 Manchester, England Bantamweight Full Contact Contender 17.
Win 1–0 Jake Hinton Submission - RNC Shinobi War 6 28 November 2015 1 2.25 Manchester, England flyweight Shinobi War 6.

References[edit]

  1. unknown web (23 April 2019), Dominant Amateur MMA World Champion Muhammad Mokaev Discusses the Value of International Experience, IMMAF.org, retrieved 20 May 2020
  2. name IMMAF.org (2 February 2020). "Rankings web" (PDF). IMMAF.org. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. web (3 October 2019), Junior Athlete of The Year Nominee: Muhammad Mokaev (2019 Amateur MMA Awards, retrieved 20 May 2020
  4. "Ranking list IMMAF" (PDF). www.immaf.org. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  5. "Bahrain take over the MMA with number one ranking". May 16, 2020.
  6. MMA, FightPost; News, Boxing (16 January 2019). "The Rise of British Amateur Prospect Muhammad Mokaev".
  7. "United Kingdom Championship". nagafighter.com.
  8. "ADCC UK British Open 2019". adcombat.com.
  9. Gary Stonehouse web (Nov 15, 2019), Muhammad Moakaev IMMAF World Championships Gold
  10. RECAP Watch Dagestan-born IMMAF superstar Muhammad Mokaev's epic trilogy with Reo Yamaguchi web, rt.com, Apr 18, 2020
  11. RECAP Watch Dagestan-born IMMAF superstar Muhammad Mokaev's epic trilogy with Reo Yamaguchi web, rt.com, Apr 18, 2020
  12. "2014 British Junior Championships".
  13. "2015 British Junior Championships".
  14. "Liverpools Lawrence Fitzpatrick overcomes the odds to beat mma veteran web". 12 February 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  15. "Liverpools Lawrence Fitzpatrick overcomes the odds to beat mma veteran web". 12 February 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  16. Jorden Curran web. "Following Latest Win, Mokaev Praises IMMAF Level and Reveals Next Target".
  17. "IMMAF | 2019 World Championships Medallists". IMMAF.
  18. "2019 World Championships Medallists web". May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  19. Staff writer web (18 April 2020). "RECAP: Watch Dagestan-born IMMAF superstar Muhammad Mokaev's epic trilogy with Reo Yamaguchi". Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  20. Staff writer web (18 April 2020). "RECAP: Watch Dagestan-born IMMAF superstar Muhammad Mokaev's epic trilogy with Reo Yamaguchi". Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  21. Staff writer web (18 April 2020). "RECAP: Watch Dagestan-born IMMAF superstar Muhammad Mokaev's epic trilogy with Reo Yamaguchi". Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  22. "The Rise of British Amateur Prospect Muhammad Mokaev". Jan 16, 2019.
  23. Rimmer, Joe (22 November 2019). "Liverpool MMA prospect Muhammad Mokaev hailed as mix between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  24. Staff writer web (18 April 2020). "RECAP: Watch Dagestan-born IMMAF superstar Muhammad Mokaev's epic trilogy with Reo Yamaguchi". Retrieved 20 May 2020.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Gamzat Magomedov
2018 IMMAF Junior Bantamweight World Champion Incumbent
Preceded by
Muhammad Mokaev
2019 IMMAF Junior Bantamweight World Champion Incumbent


Category:2000 births Category:kumyks Category:Dagestani mixed martial artists Category:Bantamweight mixed martial artists Category:Living people Category:Russian male mixed martial artists Category:Russian Muslims Category:Sportspeople from Dagestan

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