Sultan Aliev


Pulls out close decision
April 20, 2019
Aliev defeated Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.
Neither fighter could really anything going with their striking in this fight. They both made it a point to establish footwork, but they never seemed comfortable enough to get loose with their combinations. In the end, Aliev probably took the decision due to his ability to mix in his wrestling. He was never able to do very much damage on the ground, but he never really threatened to win the fight.
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Paired against Lyman Good at UFC 230
October 17, 2018
Aliev will take on Lyman good on Nov. 3 at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reports.
Neither fighter has won a match in quite some time, with Aliev last winning in 2016 and Good last being victorious in 2015, though both have only faced one opponent since their last victory. Aliev is just 1-2 since joining the UFC, getting knocked out by Kenny Robertson in Jan. 2015, beating Bojan Velickovic by split decision in Dec. 2016 and losing to Warrley Alves by TKO in May 2018.
Eye injury ends fight against Warlley Alves
May 12, 2018
Aliev lost to Warlley Alves via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2 at UFC 224 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.
You will have difficulty finding anyone who thinks this was anything other than the correct decision. After taking a considerable amount of damage over the course of the ten minute bout, Aliev's right eye suffered a disturbing amount of swelling. His corner was going to stop the fight if the cageside physician did not. If you didn't happen to catch the fight live, do yourself a favor and don't check out the end result on social media. It was a gruesome injury and a significant setback for the 33-year-old Aliev on the heels of his win over Bojan Velickovic in December.
To fight Warlley Alves at UFC 224
March 20, 2018
Aliev is slated to go up against Warlley Alves during UFC 224, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Aliev is an impressive 14-2 in his professional career, but has gone 1-1 in his first two UFC fights. His opponent, Alves (11-2), is a more experienced UFC competitor, winning three of his past five fights inside the Octagon.
Out of UFC Winnipeg with injury
December 14, 2017
Aliev (wrist) will no longer fight Nordine Taleb at UFC on Fox 26, Peter Carroll of reports.
Aliev withdrew from his matchup with Taleb due to a wrist injury. He has since been replaced by Danny Roberts, whose opponent for Winnipeg also suffered an injury. A timetable for Aliev's return is not known at this time.
Added to UFC Winnipeg with Nordine Taleb
October 12, 2017
Aliev will face Nordine Taleb in a welterweight bout at UFC on FOX 26 on December 16 in Winnipeg, Canada.
Aliev is a Sambo specialist with a 14-2 record (1-1 UFC). The Russian fight has 10 KO/TKOs to his name after eight years as a professional. Aliev started his career with an impressive nine-fight winning streak and scored his most recent win via split decision over Bojan Velickovic.