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Gadzhimurad Antigulov

AGE

32

RECORD

20-6-0

REACH

70”

HEIGHT

5’11"

WEIGHT

205LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

AMERICAN TOP TEAM

HOMETOWN

MAKHACHKALA, DAGESTAN, RUSSIA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 149 – VS MICHAL OLEKSIEJCZUK

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD KO (PUNCH)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Antigulov is in the orthodox stance. Oleksiejczuk is in the southpaw stance. Antigulov comes out aggressive and immediately explodes with a couple of hard right hands and lands! Oleksiejczuk escapes with his footwork. Oleksiejczuk starts pressuring Antigulov. Antigulov pushes with the right once again but eats a hard counter uppercut!!! Antigulov goes down!!! He explodes back to his feet and eats another uppercut!!! He goes down once again!!! Antiigulov recovers and gets back to his feet. Antigulov presses forward like a mad man! Oleksiejczuk counters with another nasty uppercut and knocks Antigulov down!!

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 UFC ON FOX 30 – VS ION CUTELABA

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD TKO (PUNCHES AND ELBOWS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Cutelaba slowly takes the center. Antigulov immediately level changes and gets the double leg takedown. He takes the guard position as Cutelaba crawls to the fence. Cutelaba manages to get back to his feet. Antigulov is controlling against the fence. He grabs the single leg and takes Cutelaba once again. Antigulov is showing his great wrestling offense early in the fight. 1st min in, Antigulov is working form the guard position. Cutelaba is looking calm and relaxed on the bottom. Antigulov has a hard time creating some space for the ground and pound. Cutelaba is looking to isolate the arm! Antigulov spots the danger and defends. Cutelaba explodes back to his feet. Antigulov takes the body lock and starts working for another takedown. Cutelaba is desperately trying to separate from the clinch. Cutelaba lands a couple of knees to the body. Antigulov separates for a moment and eats a hard right hand! Halfway in, Cutelaba is landing hard knees and elbows! His Muay Thai skills are on point so far. Antigulov continues with the clinch game. However, Cutelaba is landing big knees to the body! Big knee to the head lands for Cutelaba! Antigulov catches the single leg and gets the takedown. Cutelaba pushes Antigulov away and explodes back to his feet. Nice move by Cutelaba. He reverses the clinch and starts exploding with the elbows and uppercuts!!! Cutelaba is looking for a finish!!! Antigulov fires back with a couple of uppercuts!!! Cutelaba shakes off and continues to destroy Antigulov with the punches!!!! The referee is looking closely!!! Antigulov is not defending himself!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

MAY 2017 UFC 211 – VS JOACHIM CHRISTENSEN

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Antigulov takes the center. Both fighters are feeling each other. Antigulov presses forward and clips Christensen with the left hook! He follows with the double leg takedown and gets it. He takes the guard position. Christensen is scrambling from the bottom. He is on his knees and carrying the weight of Antigulov. 1st min in, Antigulov takes his back and starts riding. He has one hook in. Antigulov takes the back of Christensen! Christensen is in trouble early in the fight! Antigulov is working for the rear-naked choke! Christensen is doing a good job defending so far. He is protecting his neck well. However, Antigulov readjusts the choke! The choke is in!!! Christensen tries to defend!!! Christensen taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2016 – VS MARCOS DE LIMA (THEN 14-3 & NOW 15-5)

RESULT – WON 1ST ROUND SUB

Analysis
Rd 1 – Antigulov bounces around on the outside then bursts forward with punches, mostly blocked and he eats a punch before grabbing hold of a single-leg and taking De Lima to the ground. De Lima sits out and tries to scramble to his feet, but Antigulov holds him down in side control and grabs a guillotine before pulling guard. De Lima looks like he may have worked himself out of trouble as he postures up, but Antigulov is holding on to the choke even as De Lima threatens with side control. Antigulov puts De Lima back in his guard and wrenches the choke; this time, De Lima is forced to tap. Impressive sub.

AUGUST 2016 – VS MUSLIM MAKHMUDOV (THEN 7-3 & NOW 8-4)

RESULT – WON 2ND ROUND SUB

Analysis
Rd 1 – Antigulov starts off light on his toes and evades a wild swing but lands a hard leg kick and throws opponent to the ground. He has opponent against the cage and landing very hard knees to the legs. He holds his opponent against the cage with good head positioning and lands a lot of knees and small strikes until the ref separates. Antigulov pressures back to the cage, eats a punch but has him on the cage briefly, lands a punch and opponent runs away and Antigulov gives chase and continues to land strikes against the cage. Hard body shots and uppercuts lands from here until the end of the round. 10-9 Antigulov.
Rd 2 – Opponent misses a spinning back fist and Antigulov pressures with punches back to the cage within 10secs from the round starting. He lands numerous hard knees to the body and legs, foot stomps, shoulder barging, including uppercuts to the head and body shots. Opponent reverses position but Antigulov utilizes a beautiful throw and he is on top in side control. Opponent fight back up but Antigulov with a lot of forward pressure and takes him down easily with a single leg takedown off a sloppy knee from opponent. Antigulov gains mount and lands punches until opponent gives the back and there is the rear naked choke.

APRIL 2016 – VS JORGE LUIS BEZERRA (THEN 20-11 & NOW 20-13)

RESULT – WON 1ST ROUND TKO

Analysis
Rd 1 – Antigulov lands a hard leg kick and opponent shoots immediately but he sprawls perfectly and lands some punches while opponent holds onto an attempted leg lock. He gets his leg free and both back on the feet. Hard right hand drops opponent. Antigulov makes him stand and lands a few punches and a knee and opponent drops again, this time he follows and finishes with hard ground and pound.

RECORD BREAKDOWN

22 MATCHES 16 WINS 5 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 3 1
SUBMISSION 5 1
DECISION 8 3
DRAWS  0
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Antigulov is the well-rounded fighter with explosive standup skills.
  • He is the former ACB Heavyweight Champion and the Master of Sports in freestyle wrestling.
  • Antigulov trains at the American Top Team with some of the best fighters in the world.
  • Antigulov is very explosive from the beginning of the fight. He is swinging like a mad man without any defense or so ever.
  • Against Oleksiejczuk, Antigulov was charging forward guns blazing, leaving himself open for the counters. Oleksiejczuk has capitalized on this by knocking him out into orbit.
  • His wrestling skills are very good as seen against Christensen.
  • On the mat, he is making fast transitions and setting up his submissions quickly as seen against Christensen.
  • Against Christensen, Antigulov has displayed strong top control. He was putting hard pressure on Christensen.
  • Also, Antigulov has a strong clinch game as seen against Cutelaba. However, he was leaving himself open for the elbows and knees.
  • Antigulov clearly lacks any game plan. He simply enjoys wild brawls.