Anatoly Tokov

Name: Anatoly Tokov
Professional Record: 24-3tokov
Weightclass: Middleweight
Age: 27
Nationality: Russia
Gym Affiliation:
Rank: 2
Upcoming Fight:
Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Striking Skill

Overall Technique
Kick Technique
Striking Defense

Grappling Skill

Submission Defense
Takedown Defense

Tokov is another Russian with a solid resume.  I believe Tokov, like Emeev has a resume that should be enough to draw the attention of the major MMA promotions.  Tokov trains at the Alexander Nevsky gym in Stary Oskol, Russia alongside MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko.  Tokov is a combat sambo champion who is well rounded in MMA.  Tokov has power in his hands, but needs to improve his boxing technique.    Tokov has good offensive wrestling as well as good takedown defense.  He seems comfortable in the top position.  He has finished some fights with submissions, but he is not a real submission threat.  He is more likely to use top position and solid control to finish with punches. Tokov is a guy that I think could do well anywhere he lands.  He has fought solid competition in Russia.  He has areas to improve in his game, but he is still young enough to really develop into a top tier mixed martial artist. I had expected Tokov to drop down to welterweight at some point, but that move did not come.  Perhaps he will stick around at 185 pounds.  If Tokov does not show up in UFC or Bellator, it is not unlikely that he could be a featured fighter in Rizin.

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