Blagoy Ivanov - Official UFC® Profile
Blagoy
Ivanov
16-2-1( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 16-2-1
Summary: Sambo, Judo, well rounded, strength

Fighter Info

Nickname: Baga
From: Sofia Bulgaria
Fights Out Of: Sofia Bulgaria
Age: 31
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 251 lb ( 114 kg )
Reach 73"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
229
22% Successful
51
Types of Successful Strikes
0
51
96% Standing
49
2
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Blagoy Ivanov
Jul 14, 2018
110
51
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I beat Fedor in 2008, then I started doing MMA more professionally. I fought before that, but in small events.

What ranks and titles have you held? Gold medalist in 2008 World Sambo Championships, Bronze medal in 2006 World Sambo Championships, European champion in Sambo in 2007, former World Series of Fighting heavyweight champion, national champion in judo and member of Bulgaria’s national and Olympic judo team

Do you have any heroes? My father

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s good because all the best fighters in the world are fighting here.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the National Sports Academy.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was on the national judo team

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo, International Master of Sports in Sambo

 
  • Pro since 2007
  • Six wins by KO, six by submission (3 Guillotine, keylock, 2 RNC)
  • Eight first round finishes
  • 2008 bout with Ilir Latifi was ruled a no contest when the ring broke
  • Defeated PRIDE star Kazuyuki Fujita in 2009
  • Defeated Fedor Emelianenko in semifinals of the 2008 World Sambo Championships
  • Owns wins over former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez and UFC vets Lavar Johnson, Josh Copeland and Shawn Jordan

Career

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