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Tagir Ulanbekov

28 | 5’7″ | Makhachkala, Russia | 11-1 | 7 Finishes | 1 KO/TKO, 6 Submissions (Armbar, RNC, Armbar) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 87-24 | Best Win – Denis Araujo (15-2)

Like many fellow Russians Tagir Ulanbekov has a background in combat sambo where he ranks as a master in sports. He holds a world championship and a few national championships. Ulanbekov is the former Fight Nights Global champion. Now a free agent his last three fights have been for GFC where he currently holds that promotion’s title.

Ulanbekov is primarily a wrestler who has all six finishes on the mat with five by submission and the other by TKO. He’s a very tall fighter for the weight-class standing at 5’7″ and he uses his length very effectively with scrambles, back takes, and submission attempts.


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