27 | 6’0″ | Makhachkala, Russia | 12-0 | 7 Finishes | 5 KO/TKOs, 2 Submissions | Combined Opponents’ Record: 127-41 | Best Win – Chris Camozzi (27-15)
Magomedov, prior to competing in MMA, had experience in Combat Sambo. In his first fight as an amateur, he suffered his only defeat in MMA. That loss was to current UFC title challenger Magomed Ankalaev. Magomedov went on to have a successful amateur career winning the WMMAA 2018 European Championship. He’s the current ACA champion with a few title defenses. Once his contract ends it would be nice if the UFC made a move.
Magomedov is an excellent wrestler. His timing on his shots is fine and the way he shoots so low makes his execution near-perfect. The work he does on top is his best aspect. He has a good top position and his ground and pound is strong, active, and lands hard. At first, his striking was bland but it’s been coming along nicely recently.