Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Muhammad “Hillman” Naimov.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 7, 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.
The seventh episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Muhammad Naimov
NICKNAME: Muhammad “Hillman” Naimov
WEIGHT CLASS: Featherweight
AGE: 26 years old – 8/7/94
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9, 145
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
FIGHTING OUT OF: Denver, CO
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Tajik, Russian, English
TRAINER: Oscar Martinez
TRAINING: Every day – twice.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 5-0
Thoughts on opponent, Collin Anglin? Tough Guy
When and why did you start training for fighting? Las Vegas in 2016. I want to become world champion.
What ranks and titles have you held? World Taekwondo champion. Amateur Real MMA lightweight champion
Do you have any heroes? Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My dream; history for Tajikistan.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Tajik National University. I left University when I was in two degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Lyft Driver, Uber Eats delivery.
Favorite grappling technique: RNC, arm triangle and triangle
Favorite Striking technique: Kicks, boxing, clinch
Twitter account name: @TeamNaimov
Facebook account: Muhammad Naimov
Instagram account: muhammad_naimov
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2018
- Three wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
- Two first round finishes
Roberto Villa is the CEO, 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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