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Mairbek Taisumov

Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov
  • Name: Mairbek Taisumov
  • Professional MMA Record: 23-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Beckan
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1988.08.08
  • Last Fight: January 24, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tiger Muay Thai
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • 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.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:38 Round 2 of 3, 5:38 Total

Tony Christodoulou
22-5-0 12-4-0

UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.01.24
Odds: -1200 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Leon Roberts
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Cancelled Bout Yan Cabral UFC on FOX 14 2015.01.24
Reason: Cabral Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Marcin Bandel
21-5-0 13-2-0

UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.10.04
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Kristian Hacklou
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Michel Prazeres
21-4-0 17-1-0

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 | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Gleison Tibau UFC UFN 38 2014.03.23
Reason: Tibau Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Tae Hyun Bang
20-4-0 16-7-0

UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.01.04
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | Submission | Choke
2:25 Round 3 of 3, 12:25 Total

Artiom Damkovsky
19-4-0 15-8-0

M-1 Challenge 44: Battle of Kulikovo
Main Card | Catchweight | 163 lbs

2013.11.30
Weigh-In: 162.26 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
1:33 Round 1 of 3

Niko Puhakka
18-4-0 28-13-0

M-1 Challenge 40: Battle in the Mountains 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 154 lbs

2013.06.08
Weigh-In: 154.544 lbs | Referee: Vyacheslav Kiselev
Win | Submission | Choke
3:45 Round 1 of 3

Leon Del Gaudio
17-4-0 5-1-0

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
17-3-0 4-0-0

M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.06.21
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout Marat Gafurov M-1 Challenge 32 2012.05.16
Win | Submission | Strikes

Luca Poclit

Romania Regional

2012.03.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total

Joshua Thorpe
15-3-0 11-7-0

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
14-3-0 6-2-0

M-1 Challenge 26: Bennett vs. Garner
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.07.08
Odds: -320 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Yuri Ivlev

M-1 Global

2011.03.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Ivica Trušček

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

Czech Republic Regional

2010.03.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Borys Mańkowski

M-1 Global

2010.02.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Markus Niskanen

CAGE MMA Finland

2009.11.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Olivier Elizabeth

Czech Republic Regional

2009.09.20
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Jarkko Latomaki

Botnia Punishment

2009.07.10
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Vener Galiev

Czech Republic Regional

2009.05.22
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

David Rosmon

Czech Republic Regional

2009.03.29
Loss | Submission | Choke

Ivan Buchinger

Czech Republic Regional

2008.10.19
Win | Submission | Armlock

Maxim Usmaniev

Czech Republic Regional

2008.06.13
Win

Oto Merlin

Slovak Republic Regional

2008.06.01
Win | KO/TKO

Jaroslav Poborský

Czech Republic Regional

2008.05.24
Win | Submission | Armlock

Vaclav Pribyl

Germany Regional

2007.02.23

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