Muslim Patsarigov is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt of Chechen nationality, developed by coach Felipe “Gargamel” Mota from his academy in Sandnes – Norway. Known for his strong freestyle wrestling background, Patsarigov earned his reputation as one of the top super-heavyweights in the world through his performances in tournaments such as Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship, World No-Gi Championship and European Open Championship.
Muslim Patsarigov Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Muslim Letschaevich Patsarigov
Nickname: Patsarigov is often called “Messi” as it is an easier way to say than Muslim.
- No-Gi Finnish Open Champion (2015 absolute)
- NAGA Europe Champion (2014)
- Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship Runner-up (2016 brown)
- European Open Championship Runner-up (2013 blue)
- World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2016 black, 2015 brown weight + absolute)
Favorite Position/Technique: Straight Ankle Lock
Weight Division: Super Pesado (100kg/221lbs)
Team/Association: Roger Gracie Academy – Norway
Muslim Patsarigov Biography
Muslim Patsarigov was born on August 9, 1987 in Chechnya. It was there that “Messi” started wrestling – age 4, earning a spot in the Chechen national junior squad by the time he was 10 years old.
Patsarigov won every tournament in his home state’s wrestling circuit, conquering also a bronze medal at the Chechnya nationals in his early teens. Although his career looked destined for greater things, that success was abruptly stopped after his 13th birthday (2000) with the start of the Second Chechen War. A time when Patsarigov and his family were forced to flee their war torn country, finding shelter in Norway.
Muslim continued to wrestle among friends, but as competitive wrestling was non-existent in Norway, Patsarigov was forced to re-think his sporting aspirations. During his late teens Patsarigov became a fan of Rickson Gracie, deciding then to look for a jiu jitsu academy. He met Felipe Mota in 2009 and immediately started to train under him.
Training at Oxy Gym with some of the best grapplers in the continent, Patsarigov earned the respect of the grappling community by winning countless medals in Scandinavia. Muslim became known for his strong pressure passing and for having never been taken down in competition, a remarkable deed considering he also never pulled guard.
After an impressive brown belt campaign, where Patsarigov earned medals in some of our sport’s most prestigious events, on August 2016 Muslim was promoted to black belt by his long-time instructor Felipe Mota.
Muslim Patsarigov Grappling Record
6 SUBMISSIONS WINS
3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Muslim Patsarigov Fight History
|10434||Riku Urholin||L||Pts: 2x0||NoGi Finnish Open||O97KG||F||2016|
|10440||Perttu Tepponen||L||Pts: 2x0||NoGi Finnish Open||ABS||F||2016|
|10738||Jared DoppJared Dopp||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||NoGi Worlds||97KG||SF||2016|
|10763||Augusto MendesAugusto Mendes||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||NoGi Worlds||ABS||4F||2016|
|11247||Claudio CalasansClaudio Calasans||L||Amassa pao choke||European Open||ABS||8F||2017|
|11367||Vitor ToledoVitor Toledo||L||Armlock||European Open||100KG||4F||2017|
|12008||Mahamed AlyMahamed Aly||L||Cross choke||Rome Open||100KG||F||2017|
|12062||Riku Urholin||L||Points||European NoGi||100KG||SF||2017|
|12068||AJ AgazarmAJ Agazarm||L||DQ||European NoGi||ABS||SF||2017|
|15546||Nelton PontesNelton Pontes||L||Pts: 2x0||World Pro||110KG||R1||2018|
|15555||Igor SilvaIgor Silva||L||Referee Decision||World Pro||110KG||RPC||2018|
|10433||Tatu Immonen||W||Straight ankle lock||NoGi Finnish Open||O97KG||SF||2016|
|10436||M. Männimägi||W||Straight ankle lock||NoGi Finnish Open||ABS||4F||2016|
|10438||Joachim Sveinson||W||Straight ankle lock||NoGi Finnish Open||ABS||SF||2016|
|10751||Fabio CaloiFabio Caloi||W||Straight ankle lock||NoGi Worlds||ABS||R1||2016|
|10759||Gustavo EliasGustavo Elias||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||NoGi Worlds||ABS||8F||2016|
|11239||Mieszko Maciejewski||W||Footlock||European Open||ABS||R1||2017|
|12006||Francisco Caraballo||W||N/A||Rome Open||100KG||SF||2017|
|15552||Adolfo Correia||W||Straight ankle lock||World Pro||110KG||RPC||2018|
Muslim Patsarigov vs Ilkka Outa
Muslim Patsarigov vs Mardo Männimägi