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Former ONE Featherweight World Champion

Marat “Cobra” Gafurov

Weight Limit
79.4 kg
Height
175 cm / 5'8" ft
Country
Russia
Age
38 Y
Team
Top Team Makhachkala

About Marat Gafurov

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov is from the Russian republic of Dagestan, and he began training in martial arts in 2002 because it was something he had always dreamed of doing. He started with wushu sanda, before adding pankration, combat sambo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to his arsenal.

Gafurov soon showed his immense talent in combat sports, winning a World Championship in Pankration as well as numerous medals in BJJ and grappling. After earning his BJJ black belt, he made a successful professional mixed martial arts debut in 2010 and subsequently established himself as Russia’s number one featherweight by capturing the M-1 Global Featherweight Championship.

He would proceed to make his mark on the global stage with ONE Championship, setting a world record by finishing six consecutive opponents via rear-naked choke. In the process, he claimed both the interim and undisputed ONE Featherweight World Titles to take his record to an incredible 15-0. Although he lost his belt in a thrilling rematch against Martin Nguyen, Gafurov is determined to claw his way back to the pinnacle of martial arts through his elite skills.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Submission SUB
R1 (5:09)
Submission
R1 (5:09)
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Tye Ruotolo
United States
United States Dec 3, 2022
ONE on Prime Video 5: de Ridder vs. Malykhin
Dec 3, 2022
WIN
TKO TKO
R3 (4:15)
TKO
R3 (4:15)
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Ariel Sexton
Costa Rica / Canada
Costa Rica / Canada Jul 22, 2022
ONE 159: De Ridder Vs. Bigdash
Jul 22, 2022
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Ok Rae Yoon
South Korea
ONE on TNT III
Apr 22, 2021
South Korea Apr 22, 2021
ONE on TNT III
Apr 22, 2021
WIN
Split Decision SD
R3 (5:00)
Split Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Lowen Tynanes
United States
Collision Course
Dec 18, 2020
United States Dec 18, 2020
Collision Course
Dec 18, 2020
LOSS
Submission SUB
R1 (1:07)
Submission
R1 (1:07)
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Iuri Lapicus
Moldova
Warrior’s Code
Feb 7, 2020
Moldova Feb 7, 2020
Warrior’s Code
Feb 7, 2020
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Tetsuya Yamada
Japan
For Honor
May 3, 2019
Japan May 3, 2019
For Honor
May 3, 2019

Breakdown

Wins - 10
Losses - 6
0
Knockout KO
1
1
TKO TKO
1
7
Submission SUB
3
1
Unanimous Decision UD
1
1
Split Decision SD
0

Finish Rate

Finishes
8
Finish Rate
80%
Wins
10
Total Bouts
16

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
06m : 28s
Total Duration
1h : 43m : 29s

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