All fights list 2023, champion titles, age, height, reach and weight, KO ratio of the mixed martial artist Vitaly Minakov.

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Vitaly Minakov

Information updated: 2023-09-25

(13 KOs)

(1 KOs)


Given name: Vitaly Viktorovich Minakov

Born: February 6, 1985 (38 years)

Sherdog ID: 63046

Nationality: RussiaRussia

Division: heavyweight

Weight: 265 lb (120,2 kg)

Height: 6′ 3″ (191 cm)

Reach: 76″ (194 cm)

Stance: orthodox

KOs: 59%

Birth place: Bryansk, Russia

Residence: Fairfield, New Jersey, USA

Wins by KO: 59%
Wins by subm: 31%
Wins by dec: 9%
Losses by KO: 50%
Losses by subm: 0%
Losses by dec: 50%

Vitaly Minakov next fight will be announced later.

The last fight of Vitaly Minakov took place on October 23, 2021 against Said SowmaSaid Sowma.
Minakov lost by RTD.

Vitaly Minakov vs. Said Sowma 

Vitaly Minakov's last fight
  • Total fights: 24
  • Wins: 22
  • Wins by KO: 13
  • Wins by subm: 7
  • Wins by dec: 2
  • Losses: 2
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Vitaly Minakov have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-10-23 Said Sowma Loss
RTD (Finger Injury)
2019-08-24 Tim Johnson Win
KO (Punches)
2019-02-16 Cheick Kongo Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-12-16 Tony Johnson Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-06-02 Antonio Silva Win
KO (Punches)
2017-02-23 D.J. Linderman Win
KO (Punches)
2016-06-17 Peter Graham Win
Submission (Armbar)
2015-12-11 Josh Copeland Win
Submission (Kimura)
2015-09-25 Geronimo dos Santos Win
Submission (Armbar)
2015-07-31 Adam Maciejewski Win
TKO (Punches)
2014-04-04 Cheick Kongo Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2013-11-15 Alexander Volkov Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-07-31 Ryan Martinez Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-06-19 Ron Sparks Win
KO (Punches)
2012-11-02 Vladimir Starcencov Win
TKO (Punches)
2012-09-17 Fabiano Scherner Win
TKO (Punches)
2012-06-07 Eddie Sanchez Win
KO (Punch)
2012-04-14 Karol Celinski Win
TKO (Corner Stoppage)
2011-06-29 Ivan Frolov Win
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
2011-04-21 Juan Espino Win
TKO (Punches)
2010-12-10 Valeriy Shcherbakov Win
Submission (Armbar)
2010-07-22 Vitalii Yalovenko Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2010-07-14 Alexander Zubachov Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2010-04-10 Ruslan Kabdulin Win
Submission (Armbar)

Who all beat Vitaly Minakov?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-10-23 Said Sowma Loss
RTD (Finger Injury)
2019-02-16 Cheick Kongo Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
MMA artist Vitaly Minakov

MMA artist Vitaly Minakov

Vitaly Minakov is a Russian MMA artist, who competes in the heavyweight division.
As a professional athlete, Minakov has been performing for 13 years.

Vitaly was born in Bryansk, Russia, on February 6, 1985.
He currently resides in Fairfield, New Jersey, USA.

Pro debut

A 25-year-old Minakov made his professional debut on April 10, 2010 against Ruslan Kabdulin.
Vitaly won by submission (armbar).

First world title

On November 15, 2013 Vitaly Minakov became the Bellator MMA heavyweight champion.
The Russian defeated world champion Alexander VolkovAlexander Volkov.

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