Shamil Gamzatov
Umar

Russia

Drops from UFC Lincoln
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 4, 2020
Gamzatov won't face Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Lincoln on April 25 as previously scheduled due to travel restrictions, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Gamzatov is in Russia and won't be able to make the light heavyweight bout due to the travel restrictions in place due to coronavirus, similar to fellow Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 249 a week earlier. UFC figures to attempt to secure a replacement opponent for Saint Preux with three weeks before the event.
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Added to Lincoln card
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 6, 2020
Gamzatov will take on Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Lincoln on April 25, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After having scraped by with a split decision win in his UFC debut, Gamzatov is now face Saint Preux in a light heavyweight fight in his return to the Octagon . The PFL veteran will look to keep his undefeated professional record intact against OSP, a tremendously athletic fighter who boasts dangerous submission skills.
Barely wins UFC debut
Light HeavyweightUFC
November 9, 2019
Gamzatov defeated Kidson Abreu via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Moscow, Russia.
ANALYSIS
A veteran of the PFL, Gamzatov barely emerged from his UFC debut with his undefeated professional record intact. It's often said that in a close fight judge's score the bout for whomever finishes the fight strongest and that, in this case, was the Russian. The first two rounds could have gone to either man but the third and final frame was clearly in favor of Gamzatov. He ended up landing 82 total strikes compared to just 47 from Abreu, but that differential simply wasn't enough to create any major separation on the scorecards. Gamzatov racked up a bunch of stoppage wins early in his career, but his last four wins have come via decision. Any fighter with a pulse is worth keeping an eye on in the UFC's thin 205-pound division, so monitor Gamzatov moving forward.
UFC debut on horizon
Light HeavyweightUFC
August 23, 2019
Gamzatov has a light heavyweight bout in the works against Klidson Abreu at UFC Moscow on November 9, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Gamzatov has spent the last year in the PFL as he's continued the undefeated start to his professional career. At 13-0, Gamzatov is now on track to be booked for his UFC debut, and it will come again Abreu, who recently earned his the first UFC win of his career at UFC on ESPN 4 in July against Sam Alvey.
Shows off slick striking against Eddie Gordon at PFL 3
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 5, 2018
Gamzatov defeated Eddie Gordon via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28 at PFL 3 on Thursday in Washington, DC.
ANALYSIS
Even though he did not score the finish, this was an impressive performance for Gamzatov. He routinely forced Gordon to miss and landed some hard counters. There were times when Gordon was able to come forward and land with hard strikes. However, the fight almost entirely belonged to Gamzatov. He remains undefeated, but he should get tougher tests in this tournament.