Archive: rustam khabilov

Apr 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Khabib Wants Title Shot, Will Settle On Cerrone, Grant Or Diaz

“If they do not announce me as the next challenger for the title, then my next fight will likely take place in the autumn… I do not know who my opponent will be. I will eventually get them all. If the situation will develop in this way, then I would gladly take a fight against...

Apr 7, 2014 8:43 am

Rustam Khabilov On Benson Henderson Fight: ‘Good fight for me – [But] I don’t think is good fight for him’

  Rustam Khabilov recently sat down with Sherdog.com for an interview, where they discussed everything from his upcoming fight with Benson Henderson, to name mix-ups, to what we can expect from the Dagestani-born fighter in the future.   (You can read the full interview here. Specific quotes via Bloodyelbow.com.)     On His upcoming fight with Benson Henderson:    “[Benson...

Apr 2, 2014 9:49 am

Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann Pushed From UFC 173 To UFC Fight Night 43

Yves Edwards and Piotr Hallmann will have to wait a few more weeks to scrap. With UFC 173 becoming quite crowded with fights, UFC officials announced today that the lightweight matchup between Edwards and Hallmann has been removed from UFC 173, and stuck into UFC Fight Night 43 – a difference of 14 days. Edwards was once...

Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Yaotzin Meza (20-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. After opening his professional mixed martial arts career with 10-straight victories, 20 year-old Sergio Pettis suffered his first ever setback at...

Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm

John Dodson vs. John Moraga 2 set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that former flyweight title challengers John Dodson (15-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and John Moraga (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will square off at the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner, John Dodson, is coming off a “Knockout of the night” victory over Darrell Montague,...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Bobby Voelker Takes On Lance Benoist At Albuquerque’s First UFC Event

  Another bout has been added to Albuquerque’s first UFC show.   Bobby Voelker will meet Lance Benoist on the June card, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson taking on Albuquerque’s own Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Rustam Khabilov. MMAJunkie reports that “No broadcast plans have been revealed for the card, though it’s likely to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on...

Mar 18, 2014 9:58 am

Benson Henderson Set To Return Against Rustam Khabilov In June

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC announced today that Albuquerque New Mexico would be hosting a June 7th UFC Fight Night card featured Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov. Given the presence of many Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters in the UFC, Albuquerque can expect to see many familiar faces on the card, including main event fighter Rustam Khabilov Henderson...

Mar 13, 2014 9:40 am

The MMA ‘Russian Invasion’ That Never Was

You know that new influx of Russian fighters we’re seeing in MMA? Well, it turns out… you don’t. Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie caught up with Murat Keshtov, head of the K Dojo Warrior Tribe in New Jersey (the gym which houses many of these “new Russian fighters”), and Murat explained exactly why we might...

Feb 5, 2014 8:27 am

Khabilov vs. dos Anjos fight scrapped; dos Anjos now meets Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

A previously announced lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Rafael dos Anjos has been removed from UFC 170 and scrapped entirely. UFC President Dana White tweeted the news yesterday evening, stating that Khabilov would be unable to compete against dos Anjos at the UFC 170 event later this month. Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Dec 19, 2013 8:43 am

A Confused Rafael Dos Anjos Accepted Fight With Wrong Russian

Lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos knew he was fighting a Russian at UFC 170, but he may have gotten them mixed up. In a recent interview with Globo, Dos Anjos thought he was set to fight rising Russian contender Khabib Nurmagomedov in February. Instead, he’s actually fighting prospect Rustam Khabilov, much to his chagrin. The confusion,...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Dec 3, 2013 9:30 am

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov In The Works For UFC 170

An intriguing lightweight matchup is reportedly in the works between Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) and Rustam Khabilov for February’s UFC 170 event. This announcement comes by way of FOXSports.com, but UFC officials have yet to announce the bout. UFC 170 is set to go down in the UFC’s backyard of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event...

Nov 26, 2013 11:52 am

Romero vs Brunson and Pichel vs Whiteley added to UFC Fight Night 35

UFC Officials recently informed fight fans that Middleweights Yoel Romero (6-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. DerekBrunson (11-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC, pictured) and lightweights Vinc Pichel (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Garett Whiteley (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have been added to UFC Fight Night 35’s already stacked card. UFC Fight Night 35 takes place Jan. 15 at Arena at...

Nov 6, 2013 8:05 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31′ Bonus Winners: Khabilov/Masvidal, Kennedy and Chiesa

Knockout of the Night: Tim Kennedy Tim Kennedy made the troops in attendance proud tonight with his knockout victory over Rafael Natal. Having served for his country like those in attendance, Kennedy knew that he needed to provide the crowd with something they would remember for years to come. What better way to send the...

Sep 26, 2013 5:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 31 Lineup is Set With 13 Bouts

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next “Fight for the Troops” card is set for November 6, and the lineup of 13 fights has been officially set for their broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and live stream on Facebook. Headlining the night of fights will be a middleweight showdown between Lyoto Machida (pictured) and Tim Kennedy.  ...

Jul 31, 2013 11:20 am

Jorge Masvidal Targeted To Face Rustam Khabilov At UFC Fight Night in November

  Following his recent 2-round domination of TUF:15 winner, Michale Chiesa, Jorge Masvidal has reportedly found his next opponent in hard-hitting Rustam Khabilov at a UFC Fight Night event in November.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   A lightweight match between Jorge Masvidal and Rustam Khabilov is in the works for a UFC Fight Night...