Mairbek Taisumov News
UFC 242 Results: Carlos Diego Ferreira defeats Mairbek Taisumov (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - September 7, 2019
Mairbek Taisumov confident he'll soon be fighting ranked opponents on US soil
Tom Taylor - August 30, 2019
Conor McGregor trashes 'dirty, smelly rats' Makhachev, Tukhugov and Taisumov
Tom Taylor - May 6, 2019
Mairbek Taisumov agrees to six-month USADA suspension
James Lynch - April 12, 2019
It hasn’t been a good week for UFC fighters and USADA. TJ Dillashaw was handed down at 2-year suspension by anti-doping agency and now UFC lightweight Mairbek Taisumov is the latest victim. According to a statement from the USADA website, Taisumov has accepted a six-month suspension and has tested positive for a pair of stanozolol metabolites, 3′-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide and 16β-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide.
Mairbek Taisumov says he might retire if he can't obtain US visa
Tom Taylor - September 16, 2018
Mairbek Taisumov is one of the fastest rising contenders in the crowded UFC lightweight division. He took another huge step up the proverbial ladder this weekend, when he defeated Desmond Green at UFC Moscow. Unfortunately, Mairbek Taisumov’s career has somewhat hindered by the difficulty he’s had obtaining a US visa. In his eyes, he might have a difficult time becoming a UFC champion if he can’t obtain a visa. As such, he’s considering retiring if he’s unable to get one.
UFC Moscow Results: Mairbek Taisumov defeats Desmond Green (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - September 15, 2018
A catchweight bout between lightweight fighters Mairbek Taisumov and Desmond Green took place during today’s UFC Fight Night 136 prelims. Mairbek Taisumov (26-5 MMA) enters today’s contest on a five-fight win streak, with all five of those victories coming by way of knockout.
Mairbek Taisumov Forced Out of Evan Dunham Fight Due to Visa Issues
Drake Riggs - March 9, 2018
One of the UFC lightweight division’s brightest prospects will have to keep waiting for his next big step up the 155 ladder. Mairbek Taisumov has been dealing with visa issues for a while now but the UFC felt comfortable enough to book him for a fight in America regardless. Well…they should have waited. Taisumov’s opponent for the big April 7th, UFC 223 card in Brooklyn, New York, Evan Dunham announced today on Twitter that Taisumov couldn’t get everything squared away and that the fight will not be happening.
EXCLUSIVE | If he beats Evan Dunham, Mairbek Taisumov has two opponents in mind for next fight
Tom Taylor - January 28, 2018
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 67 // Mairbek Taisumov | Alexander Volkanovski | Josh Emmett
Jason Kindschy - January 25, 2018
BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT! 9:15PM ET- We kick things off with UFC lightweight Mairbek Taisumov. Following what appears to be an end to his frustrating visa complications, the Russian powerhouse appears to have cleared the hurdle as it was announced he’d be fighting Evan Dunham at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York. Riding a five-fight win streak under the UFC banner, Taisumov believes a big win on April 7th against Dunham puts him right in the mix at 155. We’ll discuss the visa situation, the matchup against Dunham, and the landscape of the division.
Report | Mairbek Taisumov Finally Gets Opponent, But it's Not Anthony Pettis
Drake Riggs - January 15, 2018
One of the lightweight division’s biggest dark horses has finally found someone who will fight him. It’s not the top 15 opponent that Mairbek Taisumov was hoping for, but that’s not his fault. As reported by Farah Hannoun, Evan Dunham is up to the task and the fight is expected to happen at UFC 223 on April 7. BREAKING: Evan Dunham (@evandunham155) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (@Taisumov155) in the works for #UFC223 (April 7th) #UFC #MMA pic.twitter.com/4RASr4K8jP
Mairbek Taisumov shares his thoughts on "bum" Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone
Tom Taylor - December 26, 2017
Russian lightweight contender Mairbek Taisumov is having a hard time finding an opponent. Of course, that’s not really a surprise, given that he’s knocked his last five opponents out cold. Though Taisumov is having a hard time finding a willing dance partner, that’s not for lack of trying. Over the last few weeks, the surging knockout artist has been campaigning for a fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who has teased a return to the lightweight division after an exciting stint at welterweight.
Donald Cerrone's Next Fight Could be Against One of Lightweight's Best Prospects
Drake Riggs - December 6, 2017
The last time we saw Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone he was on the receiving end of a rising star’s best performance. The 34-year-old, Cowboy now looks to slow things down a bit in regards to his fight frequency and plans for a return to his old home of the Lightweight division. But awaiting him may be a very hungry challenger by the name of Mairbek Taisumov, as there have been several reports surrounding the fight as well as claims from Taisumov himself. UPDATE (pertaining to the rumors of Cerrone vs. Taisumov): I'm told that the bout at UFC 221 in Perth HAS been offered to the two fighters by the UFC. Taisumov's camp says he has signed the agreement and they are just waiting on Cowboy. #UFC
PHOTO | Mairbek Taisumov roasts entire UFC top-10 with hilarious cartoon
Tom Taylor - October 23, 2017
Mairbek Taisumov takes to Twitter to call out Edson Barboza
Tom Taylor - October 4, 2017
Mairbek Taisumov, one of the UFC’s fastest rising lightweight contenders, is hoping to set himself up with a big step up in competition. On Tuesday, the surging Russian knockout artist took to Twitter to call out long-time lightweight contender Edson Barboza. Tired of talking but the fans asked for this fight, I’m ready anytime! Are you ready @EdsonBarbozaJR? #Taisumov#Berkut#UFC @ufc@UFCEurope pic.twitter.com/waSxl0XR5M
Mairbek Taisumov is "tired of waiting" for Anthony Pettis to sign his contract
Tom Taylor - January 31, 2017
Chechen-Austrian talent Mairbek Taisumov is one of the hottest prospects in UFC lightweight division. For the reasoning behind this claim, look no further than his four most recent fights in the Octagon. First, he put away Marcin Bandel with punches just 1:01 into the first round of an October 2014 bout. Then, he knocked Anthony Christodoulou out cold just 38 seconds into the second round of a January 2015 fight. Next, in June of 2015, he thumped Alan Patrick to a second round TKO. Finally and most recently he returned from a long layoff to TKO Damir Hadžović in the first round. Now 4-0 in his last four, with finishes in all of those fights, the rising lightweight is undeniably ready for a big step up – and it sounds like he’s about to get one.