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Abdulrashid Sadulaev, nicknamed the Russian Tank, is a Russian freestyle wrestler from Dagestan. A seven-time World/Olympic champion, he is widely considered the best pound-for-pound wrestler in the world. Sadulaev won his first two World titles and the 2016 Olympics at 86 kg. He then moved up to 97 kg where he has won three more World titles and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  1. Snyder vs Sadulaev Is The Greatest Wrestling Rivalry Of All Time

    Snyder vs Sadulaev Is The Greatest Wrestling Rivalry Of All Time

    Sep 27, 2021

    Barry Davis - Sergei Beloglazov, Bruce Baumgartner - David Gobejishvili, Cael Sanderson - Yoel Romero, John Smith - Stepan Sarkissian, Jim Scherr - Makharbek Khadartsev, Lincoln McIlravy - Daniel Igali. The list of historic wrestling rivalries is a long one. Right at the top, however? Kyle Snyder - Abdulrashid Sadulaev. I truly believe that we are living in the midst of the time of the greatest wrestling rivalry of all time. Here’s why.
  2. Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Jul 17, 2021

    Barstool just put out Olympic betting odds for every wrestling weight class being contested at Tokyo. They are the most comprehensive odds we've seen (if you know of others, please let me know!) which lends itself to careful analysis in our quest to find wagering value.
  3. Cadet Worlds = NCAA Champs And Olympians

    Cadet Worlds = NCAA Champs And Olympians

    Jul 14, 2021

    The 2021 Cadet World Championships will go down in Budapest, Hungary July 19-25. Team USA has sent a team to Cadet Worlds every year since 2011. In this article, we’ll take a look back at Cadet Worlds since 2011 to see USA’s best performances. We’ll also explore how the best countries fared at Cadet Worlds during this time and highlight this year’s Tokyo Olympians performances.
  4. Best Country at 97kg - Russia Levels Above USA

    Best Country at 97kg - Russia Levels Above USA

    Jul 12, 2021

    As the Olympic Games approach, we're going through a series of articles looking at what countries are historically the best at each Olympic weight. In this article, we’ll look at 97kg by analyzing the results from the World Championships and Olympic Games since 2000.
  5. How Top International Stars Have Fared At The Cadet World Championships

    How Top International Stars Have Fared At The Cadet World Championships

    Jul 10, 2021

    Russia’s Gadzhimurad Rashidov has put on a few pounds — or kilograms — in the last decade years and he’s piled up a stack of international wrestling medals at 61 kilos.
  6. 97kg Olympic Preview - Will Kyle Snyder Take Out Sadulaev For Olympic Gold?

    97kg Olympic Preview - Will Kyle Snyder Take Out Sadulaev For Olympic Gold?

    Jul 8, 2021

    UPDATE: We now have Kyle Snyder's Olympic bracket. Read our breakdown of his draw, then dive into everything you need to know about the field in this preview.
  7. Sadulaev Looks Human In His Last Competition Before Tokyo

    Sadulaev Looks Human In His Last Competition Before Tokyo

    Jun 25, 2021

    Olympic gold medalist and 4-time world champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev is currently competing at the Ali Aliev in Russia. This is his first competition since he won the Individual World Cup in December 2020. Surprisingly, Sadualev had 3 “relatively” close matches during this competition. Check out his full results below with links to each match and commentary on his international opponents.
  8. Raging Mega Huge Championship Weekend Round Up

    Raging Mega Huge Championship Weekend Round Up

    Mar 15, 2021

    Not long ago, after what seemed like an eternity, the whole wrestling world decided to start their postseasons all at once. Thus, what was once a competition dessert was soon awash with a flood of wrestling events. Mercifully rescued from our period of antediluvian limbo, we, at last, had wrestling championships to report on.
  9. Why Russian Nationals Is Awesome

    Why Russian Nationals Is Awesome

    Mar 10, 2021

    Russia is and has been the most successful wrestling country on the planet in men's freestyle and it's not up for debate. Since 2005 there have been just two years that they did not win the team title at the FILA/UWW World Championships.
  10. The Eight Most Anticipated Matches From This Olympic Quad

    The Eight Most Anticipated Matches From This Olympic Quad

    Jan 5, 2021

    FloWrestling is really kicking off 2021 with a bang. Five-time World/Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs is moving up to take on old rival David Taylor. This won’t just be one of the biggest matches of the year, but one of the biggest matches since the Rio Olympics.
  11. How'd Spey Do With His Men's Freestyle Individual World Cup Picks?

    How'd Spey Do With His Men's Freestyle Individual World Cup Picks?

    Dec 23, 2020

    I scoured the web for predictions for the men's freestyle divisions of the Individual World Cup but couldn't find any, so I'm going to go ahead and crown myself world's greatest wrestling picker of 2020 based on the following tweet:
  12. What Technique Scored The Most Points At 2019 Worlds

    What Technique Scored The Most Points At 2019 Worlds

    Sep 2, 2020

    What, When, Who, & How Are Points Being Scored At 97kg: Part 1, What Is Scoring?
  13. World Clubs Cup Rosters Released

    World Clubs Cup Rosters Released

    Nov 26, 2017

    Can I interest you in battles between Abdulrashid Sadulaev and J'Den Cox, as well as Kyle Dake and Aniuar Geduev?