Russian mixed martial artist who is known for competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is known for having won multiple Performance of the Night Awards through the Ultimate Fighting Championship as well.
He first began training in freestyle wrestling at the age of ten. He then chose to focus on kickboxing and trained under Gusein Magomaev for several years. He made his Mixed Martial Arts professional debut in 2012.
He has won several fights, championships, and awards including the Absolute Championship Berkut ACB Featherweight Championship as well as for being the overall Absolute Championship Bekrut Grand Prix winner.
He was born and raised in Khasavyurt, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.