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"Beckan"

21-5-0

Mairbek Taisumov

Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov
  • Name: Mairbek Taisumov
  • Professional MMA Record: 21-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Beckan
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 25 | Date of Birth: 1988.08.08
  • Last Fight: March 23, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Gladiator MMA
  • Born: Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Vienna, Austria
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Mairbek Taisumov is a Chechen lightweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He fights out of Vienna, Austria. He has spent much of his career fighting for M-1 Global where he has a 9-2 record. Of his twenty one career wins, he has finished twenty of them including eleven T/KOs.


Taisumov began his professional MMA career in 2007. His sporting career began as a professional soccer player and he began training in freestyle wrestling before taking his first fight in 2007. He quickly became a fan favorite with his aggressive striking style and heavy ground and pound attack. He would take a fifteen month break from competition after his first fight, but upon his return, he would compile a 10-2 record in the following two years in various promotions throughout Europe. 


In his first M-1 lightweight title shot, Mairbek would fall to Artiom Damkovsky by third round doctor stoppage after an accidental eye poke at M-1 Challenge 21. This snapped a seventeen month, seven fight win streak. After this loss he would bounce back with 5 straight finishes before dropping a split decision to well-respected grappler, Marat Gafurov. Taisumov was supposed to get his second chance at claiming the lightweight title at M-1 Challenge 35 against then champion, Musa Khamanaev, but the fight was cancelled for unknown reasons. He would instead take on Leon Del Gaudio at the same event and picked up another first round submission. He would take on Niko Puhakka at M-1 Challenge 40 and picked up a TKO victory. He was able to avenge one of his earlier losses when he defeated Artiom Damkovsky by third round submission at M-1 Challenge 44. 


Taisumov was picked up by the UFC in late 2013. He made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore against Tae Hyun Bang. He would win the fight by unanimous decision marking the first win of his career that was not a finish.

Last updated 01.06.2014, 3:04 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Michel Prazeres
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.03.23
Odds: -345 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Gleison Tibau UFC UFN 38 2014.03.23
Reason: Tibau Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Tae Hyun Bang
Ref: Leon Roberts
UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.01.04
Odds: -350 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:25 Round 3 of 3, 12:25 Total
Artiom Damkovsky
M-1 Challenge 44: Battle of Kulikovo
Main Card | Catchweight | 163 lbs
2013.11.30
Weigh-In: 162.26 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Niko Puhakka M-1 Global 2013.06.08
Win | Submission | Choke
3:45 Round 1 of 3
Leon Del Gaudio
M-1 Challenge 35: Emelianenko vs. Monson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.11.15
Cancelled Bout Musa Khamanaev M-1 Challenge 35 2012.11.15
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Marat Gafurov
Ref: Yuji Shimada
M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.06.21
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Marat Gafurov M-1 Challenge 32 2012.05.16
Win | Submission | Strikes Luca Poclit EMS 2012.03.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total
Joshua Thorpe
M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.11.20
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:01 Round 1 of 3
Josh Bacallao
Ref: John McCarthy
M-1 Challenge 26: Bennett vs. Garner
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.07.08
Odds: -320 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Yuri Ivlev M-1 Global 2011.03.04
Win | Submission | Choke Ivica Truscek Gladiator Championship Fighting 2010.12.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury Artiom Damkovsky M-1 Global 2010.10.28
Win | Submission | Choke Sergey Adamchuk M-1 Global 2010.07.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Julien Boussuge M-1 Global 2010.05.29
Win | Submission | Choke Petr Cajnak HC 5 2010.03.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Borys Mankowski M-1 Global 2010.02.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Markus Niskanen CAGE MMA Finland 2009.11.21
Win | Submission | Choke Olivier Elizabeth HC 4 2009.09.20
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Jarkko Latomaki Botnia Punishment 2009.07.10
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Vener Galiev Gladiator 2009.05.22
Win | KO/TKO | Knee David Rosmon HC 3 2009.03.29
Loss | Submission | Choke Ivan Buchinger HC 2 2008.10.19
Win | Submission | Armlock Maxim Usmaniev FA 3 2008.06.13
Win Oto Merlin FSC 1 2008.06.01
Win | KO/TKO Jaroslav Poborsky GFF 7 2008.05.24
Win | Submission | Armlock Vaclav Pribyl CF 2 2007.02.23

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