Ramazan Emeev
Gorets

Russia

Improves to 4-1 with UFC
MiddleweightUFC
July 25, 2020
Emeev defeated Niklas Stolze via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Emeev leaned on his wrestling early and often to defeat the debuting Stolze. He attempted a whopping 12 takedowns over the course of the 15-minute bout. While only four of them actually connected, Emeev's constant pressure limited the striking opportunities for Stolze. It was a clear cut decision for a fighter in Emeev who entered as one of the biggest favorites on the card at -420. Emeev is now 4-1 in the UFC, with his only setback coming in his previous bout against Anthony Rocco Martin. The 33-year-old has struggled to finish fights, but he is officially a competitor to keep an eye on moving forward.
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New opponent July 25
MiddleweightUFC
July 6, 2020
Emeev will take on Niklas Stolze at a UFC Fight Night event July 25 on Fight Island, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Originally slated as a betting favorite against Shavkat Rakhmonov, the UFC was able to find Emeev a short-notice replacement following Rakhmonov's withdrawal due to undisclosed reasons. In steps Stolze, a 27-year-old German prospect riding a four-fight winning streak (three stoppages) on lesser circuits. Stolze, who trains at the famous SBG Ireland gym, will have a slight height advantage when the cage doors close. Other than that, however, Emeev's experience in the UFC (3-1 record) should likely lead him to enter as a betting favorite.
Without an opponent July 25
MiddleweightUFC
July 2, 2020
Emeev is in search of a new opponent following the withdrawal of Shavkat Rakhmonov from their scheduled matchup July 25 on Fight Island, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Emeev has now had multiple canceled bookings since the start of the global pandemic, but with the even just over three weeks out, the UFC will presumably look to find him a suitable replacement. He had been a -140 betting favorite at the time the fight was called off.
Will welcome Rakhmonov to UFC
MiddleweightUFC
June 17, 2020
Emeev is scheduled to take on Shavkat Rakhmonov in a welterweight matchup at a UFC Fight Night even July 25 on Fight Island, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Emeev emerged victorious in his first three UFC bouts, but dropped a decision to Anthony Rocco Martin last November. He was since schedule to face Tim means in February, but was forced to withdraw due to undisclosed reasons. Now, Emeev will face off against an undefeated prospect in Rakhmonov, whose March debut was cancelled due to the pandemic. Through 12 professional fights, most recently under the banner of M-1 Global, Rakhmonov has compiled seven KO/TKO victories and five submissions.
Off UFC Rio Rancho
MiddleweightUFC
February 10, 2020
Emeev will no longer take on Tim Means at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 after withdrawing due to unspecified reasons, Danny Segura of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Emeev opened his UFC tenure on a 3-0 run, but fell to Anthony Rocco Martin via unanimous decision last November. He had a chance to get back on track against a fighter that has been inconsistent at times, but will ultimately end up sidelined. Daniel Rodriguez will make his UFC debut on short notice to replace him.
Added to Rio Rancho card
MiddleweightUFC
January 7, 2020
Emeev will face Tim Means in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Feb. 15, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Emeev's seven-fight win streak, which included his first three fights with the UFC, came to an end with his unanimous-decision loss to Anthony Rocco Martin in November. He'll look to bounce back against Means, who's won just three of his last eight fights.