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Muslim Salikhov

Muslim Salikhov

Nationality :Russian
Date Of Birth :June 9, 1984
Height :5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight :170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)

Muslim Magomedovich Salikhov (born June 9, 1984), is a Russian mixed martial artist and Sanda fighter who currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A multiple-time Wushu Sanda world champion, Salikhov occupies a place alongside Hossein Ojaghi as one of only two non-Chinese athletes to have won the Wushu Sanda King’s Cup.


BornMuslim Magomedovich Salikhov
June 9, 1984 (age 39)
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union
Other namesKing of Kung Fu 
ResidenceBuynaksk, Dagestan, Russia
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)

Muslim Salikhov Biography, EarlyLife

Muslim Salikhov was born in Buynaksk, Dagestan; his ethnicity is Kumyk. In 1995, Buynaksk, Dagestan, Russia. His age is 39 years as of 2023. The Net worth of Muslim Salikhov is still yet to be revealed. His salary is under review.

Muslim Salikhov Education

He began to practice Wushu Sanda at the Five Directions of the World, a school famous for combining general and martial arts education. Muslim is an alumnus of the famous Dagestani sports-dedicated boarding school Five Directions of the World. 

Muslim Salikhov’s Height, And Weight

Muslim Salikhov has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 77 kg.


Muslims started fighting from a very early age. He started his career in China and was the Sanshou champion at the 2004 European Wushu Championships. The following year, Salikhov became the World Champion. Salikhov is often acknowledged as one of the best Wushu Sanda competitors in history. In 2006, The UFC fighter won the King of Sanda title and became the first non-Chinese to win. 

Salikhov made his professional MMA debut in 2011 against Wang Hong Tao and won the match via TKO at the Top of the Forbidden City 2. In 2013, He made his welterweight debut against Filip Kotarlic and won the game via KO. Until 2015, Muslims fought in eight professional matches and lost just one match. In 2016, He moved to Catchweight and played in the division until 2017. In November 2017, Salikhov signed with the UFC, debuted against Alex Garcia, and lost the match. 

In 2018, Salikhov fought in one UFC match and won the game. In 2019, Muslim won the UFC 242 match against Nordine Taleb and also won the Performance of the Night prize money. He played his last game in July 2020 against Elizue Zaleski dos Santos. Salikhov is scheduled to face Francisco Trinaldo on June 5, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 189.

Muslim Salikhov’s Net Worth

Muslim Salikhov has an estimated net worth of more than $200,000. He is very much early in his career and shall be making millions in the days to come. In July 2020, Salikhov took home $32,000 from his math against Santos. His earning included $14,000 to show, a $13,000 win bonus, and $4,000 fight week incentive pay. His opponent made $38,000 despite losing the match.

 In 2019, Muslim earned $77,500 from his match against Taleb. In addition, he made $50,00 as the Performance of the Night Bonus and the remaining amount as a guaranteed amount, win bonus, and incentives. 

Muslim Salikhov’s Girlfriend, Dating

Muslim is very much active social media user. His timeline is filled with photos of his games and training. There is no rumor of him dating anyone to date. He is very early in his career and must be focusing on making a promising career.  Salikhov must be waiting for the right time to start his love life. 

Muslim Salikhov Awards

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Nordine Taleb and André Fialho


What is the net worth of Muslim Salikhov?

His net worth is 200,000 dollars.

What is the height of Muslim Salikhov?

His height is 5 feet 11 inches.

What is the age of Muslim Salikhov?

His age is 39 years as of 2023.

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