Muslim Salikhov is a well-known mixed martial artist from Russia. The multi-talented fighter also fights in the Welterweight division as a Sanda Fighter. Muslim is a multiple-time Wushu Sanda world champion and competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is also one of only two non-Chinese athletes who won the Sanda King’s Cup in Wushu.

Quick Info 
Full NameMuslim Magomedovich Salikhov
Date Of BirthJune 9, 1984
Birth PlaceMakhachkala, Degestan ASSR, Russia
Parent(s)N/A
Occupationprofessional mixed martial artist & Sanda Fighter
Age37 years old
Body MeasurementN/A
Height5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 m
Weight77 kg or 170 lbs
NationalityRussian
Hair ColorN/A
Eye ColorN/A
Zodiac SignN/A
EthnicityMixed
Martial StatusSingle
Wife(s)/Partner(s)N/A
ChildrenN/A
Net Worthmore than $200,000

Muslim Salikhov Bio

Muslim Salikhov was born Muslim Magomedovich Salikhov in Makhachkala, Degestan ASSR, Russia, on June 9, 1984. Because he does not come from a well-known family, little is known about his early years and parents.

Salikhov is an average height man who is 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 m tall. Similarly, Muslim weighs 77 kg or 170 lbs.

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Muslim Salikhov Career

From a young age, Muslims began battling. He started his career in China, winning the Sanshou title at the European Wushu Championships in 2004. Salikhov won the World Championship the following year.

Salikhov is widely regarded as one of the most significant Wushu Sanda competitors of all time. The UFC fighter became the first non-Chinese to win the King of Sanda title in 2006.

Salikhov made his professional MMA debut in 2011 against Wang Hong Tao at the Top of the Forbidden City 2, which he won by TKO. He made his welterweight debut in 2013 against Filip Kotarlic, winning by KO.

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Until 2015, Muslim has only lost one of his eight professional fights. He went to Catchweight in 2016 and remained there till 2017. In November 2017, Salikhov joined the UFC and made his debut against Alex Garcia, which he lost.

Salikhov competed in one UFC match in 2018 and won it. Muslim defeated Nordine Taleb in the UFC 242 event in 2019 and took home the Performance of the Night prize money. In July 2020, he played his final game against Elizue Zaleski dos Santos.

On June 5, 2021, Salikhov will fight Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 189.

 

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Muslim Salikhov Relationship

Muslim people are quite engaged on social media. Photos of his sports and workouts are littered across his timeline. There are no rumors that Salikhov is dating anyone.

He is still extremely young in his career and must be focused on establishing a promising future. In addition, Salikhov must be patiently awaiting the appropriate moment to begin his love life.

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Muslim Salikhov Social Media

Muslim Salikhov is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has 172K followers on his Instagram account (@muslim_salikhov), 406 followers on his Twitter account (@MuslimSalikhov), and 5,647 followers on his Facebook account (Muslim Salikhov).

His Instagram account is verified, but his Twitter and Facebook accounts are not verified.

 

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Muslim Salikhov Net Worth

Muslim Salikhov is reported to have a net worth of more than $200,000. He is still relatively early in his career and will make millions in the following years.

Salikhov earned $32,000 from his match versus Santos in July 2020. In addition, he was paid $14,000 to appear, $13,000 in victory bonuses, and $4,000 in fight week incentive pay. Despite losing the match, his opponent earned $38,000.

Muslim received $77,500 in 2019 from his bout with Taleb. He also received a $5000 Performance of the Night Bonus and the rest as a guaranteed amount, win bonus, and incentives.

 

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