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Report: UFC vet Adlan Amagov involved in Moscow ‘shootout’

The UFC and Strikeforce veteran allegedly hospitalized a fellow MMA fighter during a shootout that left two dead and six injured. 

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On Monday evening, a shootout took place in western Moscow between two opposing Chechen clans, the Khalidovs and the Baysurovs. The incident, which led to numerous fatalities, allegedly also involved UFC veteran Adlan Amagov.

According to, Amagov sided with the Khalidov clan and hospitalized 19-year-old Timur Baysurov, a fellow MMA fighter, with a stab wound to the chest. The teenager was taken to an intensive care unit and treated for his injuries. Five others were injured in the shootout, while two were killed in the fighting.

Reports suggest that the incident took place after the two clans met at Krylatsky Hills in Moscow to redistribute a shared business. The talks were led by Magomed Khalidov, the owner of the ‘Grand’ and ‘Three Pillars’ furniture centers and Ruslan Baysurov, the CEO of Intro Energy. When the two groups were unable to reach an agreement, tension rose and the clans decided to settle their differences using guns and knives.

Moscow law enforcement is currently investigating the incident and have filed a criminal case for murder and the illegal transfer of firearms.

Amagov, 30, compiled a 13-2-1 pro MMA record, which included a 2-0 record in the UFC before his unexpected retirement in 2013. While many believed his retirement was due to religious reasons, Amagov later explained that it was due to being “tired” of dealing with weight cuts. He fought once again in 2016, though it was in a mixed-rules Sambo bout instead of traditional MMA.