Sports promoter and founder of Fight Nights Global, a Russian company that stages MMA events. He has earned over 140,000 followers on Instagram.
He studied martial arts as a child and in 2006, he placed first in the Open Championship of Moscow in Sambo Fight.
Fight Nights Global changed its name from Eurasia Fight Nights to reflect the company's intention to branch out internationally.
He comes from a highly educated family. His mother was a medical doctor, his father was a history professor and his sister is a gynecologist. He has three children.
Russian MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko competed in one of Gadzhiev's tournaments in 2016. The fighter's participation raised the profile of the event and company considerably.