UFC fighter Khusein Askhabov was arrested in connection to the kidnap and torture of a Thailand man, have a look at his record
Khusein Askhabov, a Russian UFC featherweight who was allegedly involved in the abduction and torture of an Italian guy in Phuket, has apparently been detained in Thailand.
Who is Khusein Askhabov, bio, age, height, brother, UFC fight record and stats list
Born: 13 February 1995 (age 28 years), Chechnya, Russia
Nationality: French, Russian
Siblings: Khasan Askhabov
Height: 1.75 m
Askhabov (23-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was set to fight Daniel Pineda (28-15 MMA, 5-6 UFC) in a featherweight bout at the UFC’s Oct before his arrest.
According to a story from The Phuket News, Askhabov, a professional mixed martial artist with a 23-1 record, and his twin brother Khasan were detained in connection with an alleged attack by three Kazakh males.
The local media reports that on September 3, three Kazakh nationals are accused of breaking into a villa at a resort in Cherng Talay, holding the homeowner hostage while he was bound and gagged, and beating him mercilessly in exchange for information.
The trio allegedly forced the victim to endure that torture before fleeing to Dubai with 12 million Thai bhat ($338,038) worth of stolen goods in their possession. According to the report, among the stolen material goods were watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Graff in addition to a MacBook, two iPhones, and a pair of sunglasses.
It was also established that the man’s passwords for a safe, phones, and computers, as well as his passport and debit card from Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, had been stolen. Since then, the three Kazakhs have been charged with robbing the safe of an extra €40,000 ($43,000) and making off with a further €16,000 ($17,200) using the stolen debit card.
The assault ended, and the victim was left bound and gagged. CCTV footage obtained by The Phuket News depicts the Italian man leaving the resort the following day by rolling down a lane. The incident occurred just days after police in Phuket held a news conference regarding an increase in Russian criminal activities in the region, but officials there have yet to openly address it.
The Italian man was dragged out of bed by the three Kazakh nationals at 11 p.m., according to a source close to the Italian man who told The Phuket News about the horrifying experience. A person in charge of the attack allegedly summoned the attackers once the victim was bound and gagged, gave them the information they were supposed to get from the person through beatings, which are said to have continued all night.
It was determined that the guys suspected of carrying out the kidnapping and torture had passed through immigration at Phuket International Airport before taking a flight to Dubai. They are thought to have gone back to Kazakhstan at this time.
Who is Khusein Askhabov?
Khusein Askhabov started his professional mixed martial arts career in March 2012, and he quickly went on an extended and convincing winning streak. “Nohcho” entered the UFC after amassing a phenomenal 23-0 record in professional MMA. Out of the 23, “Lion” was able to end 16 fights (a total of six) via knockouts and submissions.
The 28-year-old faced Jamall Emmers in a featherweight fight when he made his UFC debut in February 2023. Askhabov’s evening did not go well because he ultimately lost the match by unanimous decision. All three judges gave Emmers a 30-27 victory in the competition.
What’s next for Khusein Askhabov?
After losing his UFC debut contest in February of this year, Khusein Askhabov was matched to Daniel Pineda at UFC Fight Night 229. The match is set to take place on October 7 at the UFC Apex Facility in Enterprise, Nevada.