Islam Makhachev Biography

Islam Makhachev

Quick Facts About Islam Makhachev

Celebrated Name Islam Makhachev
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Islam
Birth Name Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev
Birth Date 1991-09-27
Gender Male
Profession MMA Fighter
Place Of Birth Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR
Birth Nation Russia
Nationality Russian
Famous For Russian MMA Fighter
Career Start Made his professional debut in 2010
Awards Gold Medal at the 2016 Combat Sambo World Championship
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Wife Not Known
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 155 lbs (70 kg)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Source of Wealth MMA Fighter (contract, prize money, bonuses)
Net Worth $500 million
Links Instagram

Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev professionally known as Islam Makhachev is a Russian professional mixed martial artist. Makhachev is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he fights in the lightweight division. As of July 2021, he has recorded 20 wins and 1 loss in his MMA career. He ranks at No. 9 in the UFC lightweight rankings, as of May 2021. He is also a Sambo competitor and is a Combat Sambo World Champion. 

What is Islam Makhachev Famous For?

  • Russian MMA fighter who fights in the UFC. 
  • Combat Sambo World Champion. 

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Where is Islam Makhachev From?

Islam Makhachev was born on 27 September 1991. His birth name is Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev. His birth place is in Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR in Russia. He holds Russian nationality. He belongs to the Lak ethnicity. He maintains a private life regarding his family and personal life. Thus, it has become tough for us to gather detailed information about his parents, siblings, and early life. 

Islam Makhachev Career

  • Islam Makhachev made his MMA debut against Magomed Bekbolatov in Tsumada Fighting Championship 4 in August 2010. He won via unanimous decision. 
  • He made his M-1 Global debut in February 2011. He defeated Tengiz Khuchua via KO in the first round. 
  • He then defeated Mansour Barnaoui at M-1 Challenge 38 via unanimous decision in April 2013.
  • He defeated undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu black belt Rander Junio at M-1 Challenge 41 via unanimous decision in August 2013.
  • He defeated Yuri Ivlev at M-1 Challenge 49 via submission in June 2014.
  • He defeated Ivica Truscek via submission in September 2014. It was his last fight for M-1 Global. 
  • He then signed a four-fight contract with the UFC in October 2014. 
  • He made his UFC debut against Leo Kuntz at UFC 187 in May 2015. He won via submission. 
  • He suffered the first loss of his career against Adriano Martins at UFC 192 in October 2015. He lost by first-round technical knockout. 
  • He tested positive for the banned substance anti-ischemic, meldonioum, and his bout against Drew Dober at UFC on Fox 19 was canceled in April 2016.

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  • He defeated Chris Wade at UFC Fight Night 94 via unanimous decision in September 2016. 
  • He trained and competed in combat sambo as well. 
  • He defeated Benishev of Bulgaria 7-0 to win gold at the 2016 Combat Sambo Championship. 
  • He is also a four-time Combat Sambo Russian National champion. 
  • He defeated Nik Lentz at UFC 208 via unanimous decision in February 2017.
  • He pulled off from his bout against Michelo Prazeres at UFC Fight Night 115 citing a religious reason in September 2017. 
  • He defeated Gleison Tibau at UFC 220 57 seconds into the first round via knockout in January 2018. 
  • He defeated Kajan Johnson at UFC on Fox 30 via submission in the first round in July 2018. 
  • He was pulled out from his bout against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233 due to an undisclosed reasons in January 2019.
  • He defeated Arman Tsarukyan at UFC on ESPN+ 7 via unanimous decision in April 2019. The fight earned him the Fight of the Night award as well.  
  • He defeated Davi Ramos at UFC 242 via unanimous decision in September 2019. 
  • He was removed from his bout against Alexander Hernandez at UFC 249 due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020. 
  • He was expected to face Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 254 in October 2020. However, the bout was postponed after Anjos tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • The rescheduled bout in November 2020 was once again canceled after Makhachev pulled out from the bout due to a staph infection. 
  • He defeated Drew Dober at UFC 259 via submission in March 2021. 
  • He defeated Thiago Moises at UFC on ESPN 26 via submission in July 2021. 

Who is Islam Makhachev Wife?

Islam Makhachev is a married man. However, detailed information about his wife is not available. Makhachev maintains a very private life regarding his personal life. He was assumed married only after the videos and images of his wedding surfaced in April 2021. He reportedly does not have any children yet. Any developments on news about his wife, personal life, and family will be updated here. 

How Tall is Islam Makhachev?

Islam Makhachev stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 155 lbs i.e. 70 kg. He has a reach of 70.5 inches. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is Islam Makhachev Net Worth?

Islam Makhachev earns from his MMA career. Currently signed to the UFC, he has only suffered 1 professional loss to Leo Kuntz in 2015. As of July 2021, he has recorded 20 professional wins. His income comes from contracts, prize money, bonuses, and endorsements. As of July 2021, he has made career earnings of nearly $600,000 from his MMA career. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $500 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He grew up with and still trains with Khabib Nurmagomedov at AKA.
  • His coach is Javier Mendez.
  • His former coach is Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
  • His win over Drew Dober at UFC 259 was named 2021 March Submission of the Month by MMAjunkie.com.
  • He has an International Master of Sport in Combat Sambo.