Ramazanovich, Islam Makhachev, also known as Islam Makhachev, is a Russian professional MMA fighter. Makhachev presently fights in the lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He had 20 wins and 1 defeat in his MMA career as of July 2021. As of May 2021, he is ranked No. 9 in the UFC lightweight rankings. He also competes in Sambo and is a Combat Sambo World Champion.
|Celebrated Name||Islam Makhachev|
|Birth Name||Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev|
|Place Of Birth||Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR|
|Famous For||Russian MMA Fighter|
|Career Start||Made his professional debut in 2010|
|Awards||Gold Medal at the 2016 Combat Sambo World Championship|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||155 lbs (70 kg)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Source of Wealth||MMA Fighter (contract, prize money, bonuses)|
|Net Worth||$500 million|
Islam Makhachev Biography
Islam Makhachev was born on September 27, 1991,. Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev is his given name. He was born in Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russia. He is of Russian origin. He is of the Lak ethnicity. He has a secluded existence in terms of his family and personal life. As a result, gathering specific information on his parents, siblings, and early life has proven difficult.
Islam Makhachev Height, Weight
Islam Makhachev is 1.78 m tall, or 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He weighs 155 pounds or 70 kilograms. He has a 70.5-inch reach. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.
- In August 2010, Islam Makhachev made his MMA debut against Magomed Bekbolatov in Tsumada Fighting Championship 4. He was declared the winner by a unanimous vote. In February 2011, he made his M-1 Global debut. Tengiz Khuchua was knocked out in the first round by him. In April 2013, he won a unanimous decision over Mansour Barnaoui at M-1 Challenge 38. In August 2013, he won a unanimous decision over undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rander Junio at M-1 Challenge 41. In June 2014, he submitted Yuri Ivlev at M-1 Challenge 49.
- In September 2014, he defeated Ivica Truscek by submission. It was his final match for M-1 Global.
- In October 2014, he signed a four-fight contract with the UFC.
- In May 2015, he made his UFC debut against Leo Kuntz at UFC 187. He triumphed through submitting.
- In October 2015, he suffered his first career defeat against Adriano Martins at UFC 192. He was knocked out in the first round with a technical knockout.
- He tested positive for the banned anti-ischemic meldonioum, and his fight against Drew Dober at UFC on Fox 19 in April 2016 was scrapped.
- In September 2016, he won a unanimous decision over Chris Wade at UFC Fight Night 94. He also practiced and participated in fight sambo. He won gold in the 2016 Combat Sambo Championship by defeating Bulgarian Benishev 7-0. He is also a four-time Russian National Combat Sambo champion.
- In February 2017, he won a unanimous decision over Nik Lentz at UFC 208.
- In September 2017, he backed out of his fight against Michelo Prazeres at UFC Fight Night 115 due to religious reasons.
- In January 2018, he knocked out Gleison Tibau at UFC 220 57 seconds into the first round.
- In July 2018, he submitted Kajan Johnson in the first round at UFC on Fox 30.
- In January 2019, he was forced to withdraw from his fight against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233 for unspecified reasons.
- In April 2019, he won a unanimous decision over Arman Tsarukyan at UFC on ESPN+ 7. The fight also earned him the Fight of the Night award.
- In September 2019, he won a unanimous decision over Davi Ramos at UFC 242.
- Due to travel limitations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, he was forced to withdraw from his fight against Alexander Hernandez at UFC 249.
- He was set to face Rafael dos Anjos in October 2020 at UFC 254. The fight, however, was called off after Anjos tested positive with COVID-19. The rescheduled match in November 2020 was canceled once more after Makhachev pulled out due to a staph illness. In March 2021, he defeated Drew Dober via submission at UFC 259 in Las Vegas. In July 2021, he submitted Thiago Moises at UFC on ESPN 26.
Islam Makhachev Wife, Marriage
Islam Makhachev is a husband and father of two children. However, no specific information about his wife is accessible. Makhachev leads a fairly secluded existence in terms of his personal life. Only after the videos and photographs of his wedding leaked in April 2021, was he thought to be married. He does not appear to have any children. Any new information regarding his wife, personal life, or family will be included here.
Islam Makhachev Net Worth
Islam Makhachev makes a living from his MMA profession. He is now signed to the UFC and has only lost one professional fight, to Leo Kuntz in 2015. He had 20 professional wins as of July 2021. Contracts, prize money, bonuses, and endorsements provide the majority of his income. He has approximately $600,000 in lifetime earnings from his MMA career as of December 2022. His net worth is currently believed to be about $500 million as of December 2022.
- He grew up and continues to train with Khabib Nurmagomedov at AKA.
- Javier Mendez is his coach.
- Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was his former coach.
- MMAjunkie.com awarded his victory against Drew Dober at UFC 259 the March Submission of the Month for 2021.
- He is a Combat Sambo International Master of Sport.