Meet Movsar Evloev’s Brother Musa – Olympic Record, Wrestling Career, and Everything About UFC Star’s Sibling

Published 01/15/2024, 1:58 AM EST

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Movsar Evloev is an undefeated fighter in the UFC. The Russian competes in the world’s biggest and most competitive mixed martial arts promotion in the world. If he wins his upcoming UFC 297 fight against #3 ranked featherweight Arnold Allen next week, he will likely fight for the title next.

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This means he may become a UFC champion by the end of the year. However, surprisingly, this would not even make him the most accomplished martial artist in his own family! This is because Movsar is the brother of Musa Evloev.

Musa Evloev won gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Musa Evloev is a Russian Greco-Roman wrestler, hailing from Sunzha town in the Ingushetia province of Russia. The 29-year-old is the brother of rising UFC featherweight prospect, Movsar. Musa won an Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020 in the 97 kg bracket.

Along with this, the ethnic Chechen has won the world championship twice- in 2018 and 2019, as well as winning the Russian national championship twice first in 2016, then again in 2017. The latter year also saw him place second at the World Championship and win the Wrestling World Cup.

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Among the best wrestlers in the world, Musa has also won two continental championships. With the Paris Olympics this year just around the corner, it is still unclear whether Musa will compete. His younger brother, Movsar, however, is active in the martial arts world and is getting ready for a consequential fight and notch up another MMA championship under his belt.

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Movsar Evloev vs. Arnold Allen set for UFC 297

Movsar Evloev will take on #3 ranked Arnold Allen in a bout whose winner is most likely to fight the winner of the Volkanivski-Topuria UFC 298 title bout next. Although Allen lost his last fight to former champion Max Holloway, he was undefeated in the UFC before it, putting together a ten-fight win streak in the promotion before the loss.

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While Movsar is the slight betting favorite going into the bout, there is no doubt that Allen will be the biggest challenge of his career so far. However, the matchup is a win-win scenario for the Russian provided he can avoid a one-sided win for Allen. If Movsar wins, or even loses a competitive contest, he will catapult into the upper echelon of the featherweight division. And who knows, his fighting for the title may even coincide with his world-champion brother competing for another Olympic gold.

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Kanishk Thakur

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Hi, I am Kanishk and I am a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. I love telling the stories of these magnificent fighters and this wildly unpredictable sport that is so frustrating and yet so joyous at the same time. I never really used to watch MMA, thinking it too crude or brutal a sport to deserve respect.
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