Islam Makhachev Biography, Career, Debut, UFC, Records, Championship, Wife, Education, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, And More

Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev popularly known as Islam Makhachev is a Russian professional mixed martial artist and former Sambo competitor.

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Islam Makhachev Early Life

Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev was born on 27th October 1991 in Makhachkala, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, now Russia. He grew up in the remote village of Burshi where he trained and competed in combat sambo.

Islam Makhachev with his father

Islam Makhachev Relationship

Makhachev is a married man. The Dagestani fighter got married in the year 2021. There is not much information present regarding the education of Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev with his wife


Islam Makhachev Career

In 2011, Makhachev made his M-1 Global debut against Tengiz Khuchua. On 9th April 2013, he faced undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rander Junio at M-1 Challenge 41. He won via unanimous decision. On September 7, 2014, in his final bout for M-1 Global before signing with the UFC, Makhachev defeated Ivica Truscek.

On October 2, 2014, Makhachev signed a four-fight contract with the UFC. On 3rd October 2015, Makhachev faced Adriano Martins at UFC 192. He lost via knockout in the first round, marking his first professional loss.

On 2nd September 2017, Makhachev was expected to face Michel at UFC Fight Night 115. However, Makhachev pulled out of the fight at the beginning of August citing a religious reason, and he was replaced by Mads Burnell.

Islam Makhachev career

On 20th April 2019, Makhachev faced Arman Tsarukyan at UFC on ESPN+ 7. He won the fight via unanimous decision. This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.

On 22nd October 2022, Makhachev faced Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 280. Makhachev won the bout and the title in the second round via arm-triangle choke after knocking down Oliveira with a punch.

On 12th February 2013, he is scheduled to make his first title defense against current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284.

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Islam Makhachev Education

There is not much information present regarding the education of Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev with his coach

Islam Makhachev Net Worth

Israel has a net worth of $1 million.

Islam Makhachev Net Worth

Islam Makhachev Some Interesting Facts

  • In the 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship, Makhachev won a gold medal.

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Islam Makhachev Physical Stats

Height 178 cm

5 ft 10 in

Weight 70 kg

155 lbs

Reach 70 in

178 cm

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown

Islam Makhachev Wiki/Bio

Name Islam Makhachev
Full Name Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev
Date of Birth 27th October 1991
Birthplace Makhachkala, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Nationality Russian
Zodiac Sign Aries
Ethnicity Ethnic Lak
Style Sambo
Profession Mixed Martial Artist and Sambo competitor

Islam Makhachev Records

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date
Win 23-1 Charles Oliveira Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 280 22/10/2022
Win 22-1 Bobby Green TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green 26/02/2022
Win 21-1 Dan Hooker Submission (Kimura) UFC 267 31/10/2021
Win 20-1 Thiago Moses Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises 18/07/2021
Win 19-1 Drew Dober Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 259 7/03/2021
Win 18-1 Davi Ramos Decision (unanimous) UFC 242 7/09/2019
Win 17-1 Arman Tsarukyan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik 20/04/2019
Win 16-1 Kajan Johnson Submission (armbar) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 28/07/2018
Win 15-1 Gleison Tibau KO (punch) UFC 220 20/01/2018
Win 14-1 Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) UFC 208 12/02/2017
Win 13-1 Chris Wade Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs.Johnson 18/09/2016
Loss 12-1 Adriano Martins KO (punch) UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson 03/02/2015
Win 12-0 Leo Kuntz Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier 24/05/2015
Win 11-0 Ivica Trušček Submission (inverted triangle choke) M-1 Challenge 51: Fightspirit 7/09/2014
Win 10-0 Yuri Ivlev Submission (armbar) M-1 Challenge 49: Battle in the Mountains 7/06/2014
Win 9-0 Rander Junio Decision (unanimous) M-1 Global: M-1 Challenge 41 21/08/2013
Win 8-0 Mansour Barnaoui Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 38: Spring Battle 09/04/2013
Win 7-0 Anatoly Kormilkin Submission (armbar) Lion’s Fights 2: Battle of Two Capitals 02/09/2012
Win 6-0 Miguel Grigoryan Submission (rear-naked choke) SFC: Siberian Fighting Championship 1 15/12/2011
Win 5-0 Vladimir Egoyan Decision (split) ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final 02/07/2011
Win 4-0 Magomed Ibragimov Submission (triangle choke) TFC 5: Tsumada Fighting Championship 01/07/2011
Win 3-0 Martiros Grigoryan TKO (punches) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 15 06/05/2011
Win 2-0 Tengiz Khuchua KO (punch) M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals 12/02/2011
Win 1-0 Magomed Bekbolatov Decision (unanimous) TFC 4: Tsumada Fighting Championship 01/08/2010

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