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Rustam Chsiev

Rustam "Russian Bear" Chsiev

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  • Given Name: Рустам Чсиев
  • Pro MMA Record: 3-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Russian Bear
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age & Date of Birth: N/A
  • Last Fight: October 04, 2019 in BCF
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: K-Dojo Warrior Tribe
  • Height: 5'10" (177cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $2,000 USD
  • Born: Vladikavkaz, Russia
  • Fighting out of: Vladikavkaz, Russia
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Freestyle Wrestling
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Hailing from North Ossetia, Russia, Rustam has a background in wrestling. Growing up in the Caucasian-Steppe region, Rustam like most young boys found his passion in combat sports, specifically freestyle wrestling. In the last 50+ years North Ossetia has produced over 10 Olympic medalists in wrestling and countless other masters in the discipline. ( competing under the U.S.S.R / then Russian flag )


 The quality of training and competition is high, as well as numbers in participation, meaning not everyone makes the cut. Failing to make the international squad for wresting ( Russian national team ), Rustam looked elsewhere to apply talent, discovering submission grappling and MMA.  
 
After he graduated university, he connected with Murat Keshtov, founder of K-Dojo,  he applied to travel to the U.S,  so he could train at Keshtov's stable of fighters. He then also began training and competing extensively in submission grappling rules tournaments, culminating in a bronze at the world renowned ADCC tournament in 2015. Rustam has received notoriety in the sub-grappling / NOGI world, for dominating many jiu-jitsu purists in their format, while only coming from a standard freestyle-wrestling background himself, having never trained heavily in submission rules until much later in life. ( his style has garnered fame for having a near impenetrable defense )

 
Having already built an elite level of skill in grappling , in multiple styles and competitively, his focus now seems switched to apply these skills in MMA competition. ( he holds a notable victory over former UFC champion Luke Rockhold in a 2010 "Grappler's Quest" event , and also made it to the final of the prestigious "EBI 6" event ( Eddie Bravo Invitational ) losing out to grappling phenom Gordon Ryan in a hard fought bout )

Last updated 11.22.2016, 3:10 PM ET
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