What is Movsar Evloev’s fighting style?

Last Modified Jan 17, 2024 11:27 GMT
UFC 257: Lentz v Evloev
Movsar Evloev


Movsar Evloev is a Russian mixed martial arts fighter currently fighting in the UFC's featherweight division (145 lbs). He embarked on his professional career in 2014 and has previously fought in M-1 Global, where he held the bantamweight title. As of now, he is ranked #9 in the UFC featherweight rankings.


He currently holds an undefeated professional record of 17 wins in 17 bouts (17-0-0), with 7 of those wins coming via stoppage.

Movsar Evloev Fighting Style

Movsar Evloev, who has a background in Sambo Martial Arts, employs an all-action approach. He is renowned for his versatile fighting approach, which combines wrestling, grappling, and striking. With a background in the martial art of Soviet origins, Sambo, which focuses on throws, takedowns, and submissions, Evloev has the skills necessary to dominate opponents on the ground.


Evloev frequently uses wrestling to knock down opponents before using ground-and-pound and submission attempts to win fights. He also possesses strong striking skills, focusing on positioning takedowns or gradually wearing down his opponents with punches and kicks.


How has Movsar Evloev’s career been in the UFC?

Professional mixed martial artist Movsar Evloev fights in the UFC's Featherweight division. In April 2019, he faced off against Seung Woo Choi in his first promotional match, which he won by unanimous decision.


In October 2019, Evloev faced Enrique Barzola, and he prevailed by unanimous decision. On July 26, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till, he defeated Mike Grundy, and on January 24, 2021, at UFC 257, he defeated Nik Lentz by split decision. He defeated Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 263 in June 2021 by unanimous decision. Due to a positive COVID-19 test, Evloev withdrew from his fight against Ilia Topuria that was scheduled. On June 4, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 207, he defeated Dan Ige.


Evloev was set to lock horns with Bryce Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 214 on November 5, 2022. Unfortunately, he had to pull out in mid-October due to an injury. Later, on May 6, 2023, at UFC 288, Evloev was once again slated to face Bryce Mitchell, stepping in for the injured Jonathan Pearce. However, this time, Mitchell had to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Diego Lopes replaced him, and Evloev emerged victorious, securing a unanimous decision and earning the Fight of the Night bonus.


Looking ahead, Evloev is now slated to face Arnold Allen on January 20, 2024, at UFC 297.


Movsar Evloev’s MMA Record So Far

17 matches17 wins0 losses
By knockout30
By submission40
By decision100


Last Updated On January 17, 2024

FAQs

A. Movsar Evloev employs an all-action approach and has a background in Sambo Martial Art.

A. Movsar Evloev has a record of 17 wins and 0 losses, with 3 wins by knockout, 4 by submission, and 10 by decision.

A. As of January 2024, Movsar Evloev is ranked #9 in the UFC's Featherweight division.

A. Movsar Evloev began training in MMA in his teenage years and has been competing professionally since 2016.

A. Movsar Evloev is 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters tall.

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