The five-times Russian National Championship, Shamil Abdurakhimov is a mixed martial artist. He holds the ADFC Heavyweight Championship and ranks #15 in the heavyweight UFC ranking of 2016.


Till date, he hasn’t disclosed his relationship in the social media. He probably in a married relationship as he is already 36-years-old. 

Shamil Abdurakhimov Early Life

Shamil Abdurakhimov was born on 2nd September 1981 to Russian parents in the Kuyada village, Dagestan, Russia. He spent most of his childhood in the same place and he did his education. His parents were of Sunni Muslim and belong to Avar descent. He has a sibling brother named, Kurban Shakaf

[ CAPTION: Shamil Abdurakhimov with is sibling brother ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

He stands 6 feet 3 inch tall with the jack body of 261 Ibs. His horoscope is Libra. He holds the citizenship of Russia and practices Muslimism. He is trained in Sanshou and freestyle wrestling since his childhood and further gives priority to the related field after the drop out from the school.

Shamil Abdurakhimov Career

This 36-years-old man, Shamil Abdurakhimov began his professional fighting career in the year 2010. During the period, he faced American MMA and two times ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, Jeff Monson and defeat him in the ADFC: Battle of the Championships.

[ CAPTION: Shamil Abdurakhimov with his crew member ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Before this, he fought nearly 10 of the match with only one loss against Thiago Santos at the Union of Veterans of Sport: Mayor’s Cup 2009.

One of his biggest success was against Marcos Oliveira in the ADFC: Round held on 11th March 2011. He defeats the match via TKO punch in the first round and received the ADFC title belt including one million dirhams (around $250,000).

[ CAPTION: Shamil Abdurakhimov winning cash prize ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

In the year 2015, he signed for the first time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In his debut match, he faced NCAA Division II Wrestler, Timothy Johnson. Abdurakhimov was easily defeated in the first round via TKO punch.

Further, he fought nearly five of the match in the UFC where he won 3 of matches against Chase Sherman, Walt Harris and Anthony Hamilton and 1 loss to Derrick Lewis.

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Shamil Abdurakhimov Achievement and Titles

After achieving huge success in a very short period of time, Shamil Abdurakhimov has won biggest titles in his lifetime. When he was in Mixed Martial Artist, he won Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship for which he received ADFC Heavyweight title and a cash prize.

[ CAPTION: Shamil Abdurakhimov with his ADFC Heavyweight ][ SOURCE: tapology ]

Not only this, he successfully won five Russian National Championship in the Russian Sanshou Federation. Now, he is the National Master of Sports in Wushu Sanda and International Master of Sports in Kickboxing.

Shamil Abdurakhimov Personal Life

Well, this professional wrestler, Shamil Abdurakhimov hasn’t yet published and revealed regarding his love life, affairs and rumors in social media. Looks like he doesn’t like to share his personal life with the viewers.

[ CAPTION: Shamil Abdurakhimov with his children ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Well, he tried to keep his personal life far away from mass media but couldn’t do so. Looking at his official Instagram page, we can see several of him and three different boys. They could be his own son from his wife.

Shamil Abdurakhimov Net Worth

Shamil Abdurakhimov is one of the known names in the wrestling field. He not only earn name but also huge fame through his profession. As per the sources, he is paid $28,000 in the UFC Championship against, Walt Harris. His source of income includes fighting, bonus, ADFC title belts and a cash prize.

[ CAPTION: Shamil Abdurakhimov horse riding ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Altogether, he enjoys his net worth in six figures. Now, he lives a luxurious lifestyle in his hometown Makhachkala, Dagestan. Besides his fighting, he enjoys traveling different places in his leisure time and hangs around with his mates.