Ramazan Emeev

Gorets

Russia

Drops controversial split decision
WelterweightUFC
October 16, 2021
Emeev lost to Danny Roberts via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's a crushing defeat for Emeev in a fight which he likely deserved to win. To make matter worse, Emeev entered as the second biggest favorite on the card at -320. Not one of the three rounds was scored unanimously by any of the three judges. Neither man was all that active on the feet, as Emeev attempted just 112 total strikes compared to 102 from Roberts (unofficially). Neither man scored a knockdown. In short, there wasn't a ton separating the two, but it's a loss the 34-year-old Emeev simply could not afford. Expect the Dagestani to do whatever is possible to get back in the Octagon ASAP following this heart breaker.
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Back in Octagon in October
WelterweightUFC
September 23, 2021
Emeev will take on Danny Roberts in a welterweight bout at the UFC event Oct. 16, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Emeev was supposed to fight Warlley Alves back in June, but decided to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. Emeev last fought back in January when he defeated David Zawada by split decision. That pushed his record under the UFC banner to 5-1. Roberts has not been in the Octagon since November of 2019.
Pulls out of fight
WelterweightUFC
June 16, 2021
Emeev will no longer fight Warlley Alves on June 26, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
There was no reason given for Emeev's decision to withdrawal, but the UFC is actively searching for a replacement to fight Alves. Emeev was hoping to notch his third straight win, but now it's unclear how long he will be out for.
Set to fight Warlley Alves
WelterweightUFC
April 12, 2021
Emeev will fight Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night on June 26, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Emeev has won his last two fights, defeating Niklas Stolze via unanimous decision last July and via split decision over David Zawada in January. He's now 5-1-0 at the UFC level. Alves is coming off an impressive first-round TKO victory over Mounir Lazzez in January, and he's now 14-4-0 as an MMA fighter.
Survives as hefty favorite
WelterweightUFC
January 16, 2021
Emeev defeated David Zawada via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
He deserved to win, but this was a struggle for Emeev considering he entered as the second-biggest favorite on the entire card at -300. Emeev didn't do much in the stand-up, instead relying on his grappling to score points with the judges. He was credited with four successful takedowns on nine tries, leading to 4:28 worth of control time. Emeev has now been with the UFC for more than three years, sporting a 5-1 record. It's difficult to argue with the success, but Emeev hasn't gone up against many notable opponents, and it remains to be seen how he will fare against better competition.
Facing Zawada in January
WelterweightUFC
December 7, 2020
Emeev will take on David Zawada in a welterweight bout at the UFC event Jan. 16, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Emeev will be making his first appearance in the Octagon since late-July when he defeated Niklas Stolze via unanimous decision. It brought his record with the UFC up to 4-1. Emeev will be at a height disadvantage, but have a one-inch reach advantage over Zawada. As of early-January, Emeev finds himself as roughly a (-260) betting favorite.