Aliaskhab Khizriev
The Black Wolf


Fight off after opponent withdraws
January 9, 2021
Khizriev will no longer face Wellington Turman on Feb. 6 as previously scheduled after Turman was forced to withdraw due to pneumonia, reports.
The fight is still nearly a month away, but Turman won't be back in fighting shape by then as he'll be on medication for another two weeks. It's not yet clear whether Khizriev will remain on the card against a new opponent.
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Fight set for Feb. 6
November 14, 2020
Khizriev will make his official UFC debut against Wellington Turman in a middleweight matchup on Feb. 6, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Khizriev picked up a win and contract on Dana White's Contender Series in September and will be making his UFC debut. He sports a 13-0 overall MMA record. His opponent, Turman, had his most recent fight cancelled after testing positive for COVID-19.
Quick submission earns contract
September 8, 2020
Khizriev defeated Henrique Shiguemoto via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1 at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. After the show, he was one of four fighters awarded an official UFC contract.
Khizriev looked every bit the part of a betting favorite of nearly (-400), as he rolled through his opponent to improve his undefeated record to 13-0. After recovering from a slip early, Khizriev went for the takedown, which he quickly achieved. From there, he was able to take Shiguemoto's back and secure the position for the RNC after less than a minute had elapsed. There's plenty of ceiling here for the 30-year-old, who should be able to get back in the cage quickly after absorbing relatively little damage here.