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"King of Kung Fu"


Muslim Salikhov

Muslim "King of Kung Fu" Salikhov

Fighter Details

  • Name: Muslim Salikhov
  • Pro MMA Record: 19-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: King of Kung Fu
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 1984-06-09 | Date of Birth: 1984.06.09
  • Last Fight: November 19, 2022 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Berkut FC
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $120,000 USD
  • Born: Makhachkala, Russia
  • Fighting out of: Buynaksk, Russia
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Sanshou
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Muslim Salikhov Wiki

Salikhov was born in Dagestan and is from the Kumyk tribe. Attending the renowned Five Directions of the World sports school in Khalimbekhal, he would receive a formal education and train everyday in martial arts. He has an extensive background in Wushu Sanda and has fought in almost 200 bouts in the discipline as a pro and amateur, going a combined 185 - 13 - 1, with 76 stoppage victories. Winning many titles in Sanda he is a 5 times Sanda World Champion, and won the silver medal at the championships in 2013. He also won medals at the World Games in 2009, the World Combat Games in 2013 and 2010, and the gold medal at Sanda event held at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

He holds a rank of Honored Master of Sport in Wushu Sanda, and also ranks as Master of Sport in Complex Martial Arts. Alongside Hossein Ojaghi, Salikhov is one of the only two non-Chinese Sanda fighters to have won the Wushu Sanda King's Cup in China. He has trained in various disciplines including Wrestling, Kickboxing, Shuai Jiao, Changquan, and BJJ, ranking as blue belt in BJJ.

Last updated 07.16.2022, 11:46 AM ET
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