Archive: rustam khabilov

Apr 23, 2015 8:54 am

Danny Castillo vs. Rustam Khabilov added to UFC on FOX 16

A lightweight bout featuring Rustam Khabilov taking on Danny Castillo is the latest addition to July’s UFC on FOX 16 card in Chicago. was first to announce the booking yesterday afternoon. Castillo and Khabilov were originally slated to fight at January’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas, but visa issues kept Khabilov from making...

Jul 29, 2014 9:39 am

Rustam Khabilov’s Friend Sucker Punched Ali Bagautinov

Ali Bagautinov faced Demetrious Johnson last month in a one sided fight that saw Johnson retain his flyweight strap. After the fight it was discovered that Bagautinov tested positive for EPO, which is a PED that enhances endurance. Bagautinov spoke with and explained that his teammate Rustam Khabilov’s friend sucker punched him leading up...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1.

Jun 13, 2014 6:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Jason High Comments On UFC Release: ‘Push Steroids, Not Refs’

Former UFC welterweight turned lightweight made a critical error last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42 when he pushed a referee. (Replay HERE) He was immediately released from the UFC, and following that release and all the PED fall-out in the UFC, High took to twitter with the following: Push steroids, not referees. #NOTED —...

Jun 11, 2014 9:48 am

Caraway Coach Explains/Defends Fish Hooking Incident

“I think if it happened to anybody, it would’ve gotten a mention. It’s an abnormal thing. But if a guy gets kicked in the groin in the first round and then gets knocked out in the second, you don’t see people writing headlines like, ‘Groin kick comes before knockout.’ Bryan Caraway Fish Hooks Perez Before...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 11, 2014 7:47 am

Greg Jackson: Rustam Khabilov was drug tested by New Mexico commission

On Monday, Dean Amasinger, a training partner and coach of “UFC Fight Night 42” co-headliner Ross Pearson said he voiced concerns with the UFC after learning that the New Mexico commission selectively tested Saturday’s fighters to exclude those from Greg Jackson’s camp. Yesterday, Greg Jackson spoke to MMAJunkie where he contradicted the claims made by...

Jun 11, 2014 6:42 am

White Gives Ross Pearson Win Bonus Following Controversial Sanchez Loss

“Diego lost that fight,” White told Tuesday. “The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight. First of all, you gave every round to Diego,...

Jun 9, 2014 8:57 am

Greg ‘Sergei’ Jackson Does Russian Accent For Khabilov (Video)

Greg Jackson got into his character known as ‘Sergei’ between rounds while cornering Rustam Khabilov against Ben Henderson this past Saturday. Although Jackson put on a Russian accent, at times it sounded slightly Irish. Anyone that knows Jackson knows he is somewhat notorious for attempting different accents depending on the fighter he’s cornering. Check out...

Jun 9, 2014 5:19 am

Moraga Nose Not Broken, Doctors Stopped Fight For No Reason

Ut-Oh! As if the city of Albuquerque needed another blemish on their reputation following Saturday’s UFC event… In a flyweight bout on Saturday’s main card, John Dodson earned a Doctor Stoppage victory after the ringside physician wouldn’t let Moraga continue, due to a broken nose. (Replay HERE) Now there’s this: Nose not broken btw. Four...

Jun 9, 2014 5:00 am

Jackson giving Caraway Benefit Of The Doubt In Fish Hooking Incident

“Oh, that’s not good. Fishhook? Well, you have to give Bryan the benefit of the doubt. I hope he didn’t do that on purpose, but things happen I guess. The bottom line in ‘Goyito’ made a mistake, and he learned from that mistake I hope. We won’t be shooting from across the cage again.” “He...

Jun 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Benson Henderson Wants All The Contenders During Lengthy Pettis Absence

Former UFC lightweight champion, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson is ready for another shot at the belt, but in the interim he’s ready to take on all-comers. Benson Henderson on if he felt pressure taking a fight with a fighter ranked lower than him: “I never felt it.  I understood it was a low reward, high risk fight,...

Jun 8, 2014 2:55 pm

Dominick Cruz: Henderson “Broke” Khabilov

Former UFC bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz broke down last night’s main event on FOX Sports 1. “It was a competitive fight from the start. You could see Henderson was making it awkward for Khabilov. Benson knew he had to stay composed and got back to his feet every time he was taken down by Khabilov....

Jun 8, 2014 2:42 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Henderson’s Submission Victory Over Khabilov

Last night on FOX Sports 1, Benson Henderson earned his first stoppage victory since entering the UFC. BJPENN.COM has compiled the reactions of several notable pro-fighters and MMA insiders so you can get a glimpse of Saturday’s Hangover. Ben Henderson is cooler than a fan in the octagon ! #sorelaxed #UFCFightNight — Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA)...

Jun 8, 2014 2:27 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Pearson vs. Sanchez Decision

Last night the world erupted with controversy following a bad judges decision in favor of Diego Sanchez. BJPENN.COM has compiled the reactions of several notable pro-fighters and MMA insiders so you can get a glimpse of Saturday’s Hangover. Check it: I think Ross Pearson just crushed that fight — Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIMMA) June 8, 2014...

Jun 8, 2014 1:55 pm

Following Crazy Pearson Win, Sanchez Calls Out Nate Diaz (Again)

“With that victory, I want to put a challenge out to Nate Diaz. Diaz-Diego, let’s do this in Mexico. Stop being a crybaby crying about not getting enough money. Be a real fighter and fight because you love to fight. Fight me. See if you can hang with this. Come on, Dana (White), make it...

Jun 8, 2014 1:51 pm

‘Bendo’ Fed Up With Media Games, Does His Talking In The Cage

“I do my talking inside the octagon. A lot of times, your guys’ job is to tell a story and say this and say that, and you want us to say this and say that. … ‘Hey, Piotr Hallman, say this.’ You give your questions a certain way. “I’m on to your guys’ tricks. Don’t...

Jun 8, 2014 9:21 am

PHOTO | Anthony Pettis Sits Cageside With Legend Mel Gibson

Two-time Oscar winner Mel Gibson is apparently a UFC fan and as such, he watches fights in good company. As seen in the photo, Mel Gibson and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, enjoyed some time last night at UFC Fight Night 42.

Jun 8, 2014 9:15 am

UFC’s Jason High Facing Disciplinary Action For Shoving Ref Inside Cage

Emotional after getting stopped by Rafael dos Anjos, ATT’s Jason High took his frustrations out on the in-cage official. As seen on the FOX Sports 1 broadcast, High shoved the referee halfway across the cage for stopping the fight. UFC Executive, Dave Sholler commented on the incident during the evening’s post-fight press conference: “Ultimately, that...