Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series 32 fighter Aliaskhab “Black Wolf” Khizriev.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 6, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
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NAME: Aliaskhab Khizriev
NICKNAME: Aliaskhab “Black Wolf” Khizriev
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 30 years old – 8/24/90
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9, 185
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Makhachkala, Russia
FIGHTING OUT OF: Makhachkala, Russia
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Russian, Avar
TRAINER: Ray Sefo
STRENGTHS: Striking, wrestling
TRAINING: Morning jog, evening training session in the gym
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 12-0
Thoughts on opponent, Henrique Shiguemoto? Tough opponent. We will have a great fight.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training as a kid with my friends.
What ranks and titles have you held? Fight Nights Global welterweight champion
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot to me; it is my dream to get into the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have degrees in finance and management.
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes
Facebook account: Aliaskhab_khizriev
Instagram account: Aliaskhab_khizriev
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2014
- Five wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)
- Seven first round finishes
- Most recent win (March 2018) was 58-second knockout of UFC veteran Rousimar Palhares
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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