Biography(references)Rustam was born in Goksu-otar village in Dagestan, in a Kumyk family. He studied at the Makhachkala Automobile College, where his sports career began. He started his training under Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, soon becoming world and Russia champion in fight sambo discipline. Married, has two sons and a daughter.
Fighter Trivia(references)Rustam has a wife and is a devout Sunni Muslim. He trained under Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov , Anvar Magomedgadzhiev, Abdusalam Gadisov and Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov , Mike Winkeljohn , Greg Jackson .
Awards & Accolades
World Combat Sambo Federation (WCSF): Combat Sambo World Lightweight Champion (2007).
Federation International Amateur de Sambo: Combat Sambo Russian National Middleweight Champion.
Federation International Amateur de Sambo: Combat Sambo Republic of Dagestan Middleweight Champion (4 Time).
Russian Pankration Federation: Pankration Middleweight World Champion
Russian Pankration Federation: Moscow Middleweight Pankration Open 2010
M-1 Global: M-1 Challenge 2009 Championship.
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time)
SporTV.com: 2012 Knockout of the year (2nd) vs. Vinc Pichel on 15 December 2012.
UFC Ultimate Insider: UFC Debuts of All-Time (8th) vs. Vinc Pichel on 15 December 2012.
MMAJunkie.com: 2018 Robbery of the Year vs. Kajan Johnson
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