Magomed Mustafaev


Unleashes spinning back kick
April 20, 2019
Mustafaev defeated Rafael Fiziev via TKO (kick and punches) at 1:26 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.
Mustafaev needed a less than two minutes to get back on the winning track. Fiziev had a lot trouble finding his range, while Mustafaev controlled the distance. After about a minute, he unleashed a spinning back kick that dropped Fiziev. He was clearly hurt, and Mustafaev threw strikes on the ground until he decided it was enough and walked away. He improves to 2-1 in the UFC and 14-3 overall as a professional.
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November 19, 2016
Mustafaev lost to Kevin Lee via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:31 of round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Mustafaev landed some very powerful blows in this fight. However, he did not have any answers for Lee's wrestling. He was takedown several times. Lee also excelled on the ground. Late in the second round, Mustafaev gave up his back for the third time. This time, he could not avoid the rear-naked choke, and he went out.
December 12, 2015
Mustafaev defeated Joe Proctor via TKO (strikes) at 1:54 of Round 1 at UFC 194 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Mustafaev's power in the striking game is absolutely disturbing. He ran across the cage and unloaded with a huge kick to Proctor's body and and followed it with a couple punches and two vicious knees and just like that, referee Mark Smith had seen enough. To go along with his obvious power, Mustafaev also is a solid wrestler and has four career wins by submission. Who in the world would want to fight this guy?
December 12, 2015
Mustafaev will his enter his lightweight fight with Joe Proctor as a -360 favorite at UFC 194 on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Striking was Mustafaev's strong suit in his UFC debut against Piotr Hallman, and the Russian will promptly be challenged by another grappler in Joe Proctor. A Sambo specialist, Mustafaev isn't yet a complete MMA package, but likely possesses the raw tools to put Proctor away in his U.S. debut.
Magomed Mustafaev: Wins UFC Debut Saturday
June 20, 2015
Mustafaev defeated Piotr Hallmann vio TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 3:24 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Berlin.
Mustafaev struggled in the clinch and on the ground (which has been uncommon for the rash of fighters that have been joining the UFC from Russia lately), but he was dominant on the feet and a pair of short elbows opened up a massive gash above Hallmann's left eye and cause the doctor to stop the fight. It was a fairly good looking UFC debut and if he can make strides on the ground, he definitely has some potential.