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Let's Talk about Damir Ismagulov

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by EndlessCritic, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Damir Ismagulov has quietly gone 3-0 in the UFC with little attention, despite dominating all three of his opponents, and not having a single round scored against him.

    http://www.mmadecisions.com/decision/9603/Damir-Ismagulov-vs-Alex-Gorgees
    http://mmadecisions.com/decision/9807/Damir-Ismagulov-vs-Joel-Alvarez
    http://www.mmadecisions.com/decision/10359/Damir-Ismagulov-vs-Thiago-Moises

    What's notable is that Ismagulov's opponents are all unbeaten in the UFC since fighting him. Moises has now beaten Michael Johnson and Bobby Green, and Joel Alvarez has finished all of three of his opponents since the Ismagulov fight.

    I think this guy may be the biggest sleeper in the UFC right now.
     
  2. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    Yeah. He's been on my prospect list for a while. He looks very slick. Unfortunately he's not very active.

    @shoorik1987 Do you know of any russian news as to why this guy is inactive?
     
  3. NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    Good catch -- I'll keep my eye on him. I love following sleepers.
     
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  4. TFK20 Orange Belt

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    Im not even slightly joking when I say Damir is the best lightweight in the world

    He would fuck Khabib up
     
  5. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Yeah, well spotted!

    I must have seen these fights, but really can't remember any of them.. Might go and rewatch.
     
  6. Grapplefest Black Belt

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    Him and Shavkat could both be contenders at 155 and 170, kazakh invasion incoming
     
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  7. shoorik1987 Black Belt

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    I think he might be better than Makhachev TBH..........
     
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    Guy looks promising.
    Shavkat coming for the WWs, what kinda fighter is Damir never heard of him tbh.
     
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    Another Schlemenko’s protege. I think he trains with Petr Yan now too
     
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  12. shoorik1987 Black Belt

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    He moved to FW. Also says in the UFC Russia article
     
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  13. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    Спасибо.
    He's going to make waves down there if he stays active.
     
  14. shoorik1987 Black Belt

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    I like him as well. Looked good in his 3 fights this far
     
  15. dildos Titanium Belt

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    Tbh not familiar with the guys name off the top of my head.

    may have watched him and not remembered.
     
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    Him good. He’s a good all around fighter. No known weaknesses that I’ve seen from him yet. Maybe he lacks a bit of power is all. But amazing technician everywhere and has great back control.

    where the f has he been
     
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    He had an injury, I forget what it was.

    I agree with the consensus that he's the dark horse of the division
     
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    He didnt impressed me that much vs Joel, as slick as Joel is in the ground. It's true both were in their debut though.

    I agree he is legit but people might be overreacting a bit labelling him as the dark horse in the LW division.

    He is very well rounded and composed but seems to be pretty consevative and also lacking in power so while I think he would probably get in the rankings, Im not sure if will make it to the top of the hill
     
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    He does look solid but I find him incredibly boring.
     

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