Fighting style: Sambo
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 70"
Leg reach: 40.50
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: American Kickboxing Academy Fight Spirit Team Gadzhi Makhachev freestyle wrestling club Old School Fighters KHK MMA Team Eagles MMA
Nationality: Dagestan Republic, Russia
Out of: Makhachkala, Russia
Age: 32


Recent win streak: 10
Wins by KO: 3
Wins by submission: 10



Significant Strikes Attempted: 598
Significant Strikes Landed: 361


Takedowns Attempted: 51
Takedowns Landed: 13


Islam Makhachev is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC today. The Dagestani lightweight has been competing professionally since 2012 and currently holds a perfect 17-0 record, with eight of those victories coming inside the Octagon. Despite being only 29 years old, Makhachev has already established himself as one of the top 155lbs fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA).

Makhachev was born in Leninogorsk, Russia to a family with an impressive martial arts background. Both his father and uncle were high-level wrestlers, while his brother is a professional MMA fighter. It wasn’t long before Islam followed their footsteps into combat sports, quickly becoming one of the most sought after prospects on Europe’s regional circuit. After going 12-0 against mostly local competition he signed with UFC in 2015 and made an immediate impact by defeating veteran Adriano Martins at Fight Night 73 via unanimous decision for his first victory under their banner.

Makhachev went on to compete four more times within two years; winning all but one bout by either submission or knockout – including fan favorite Beneil Dariush at Fight Night 87 via rear naked choke in 2016 – and proved that he had what it takes to be a legitimate contender inside the octagon. In April 2018 he took another big step up when he faced off against former world champion Kajan Johnson at UFC 223 for his first main card appearance; again emerging victorious after three dominant rounds to take home yet another victory by unanimous decision.

Since then Makhachev continued to impress as he amassed win over Rafael Dos Anjos , Davi Ramos , Arman Tsarukyan And most recently Alex Hernandez . His impressive streak earned him praise not only from fans but also from notable figures such as Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn who labelled him ‘the real deal’ following his performance against Tsarukyan last June 2020 .

Currently ranked #12 amongst lightweights Islam Makhachev looks determined to keep improving both inside and outside fighting cage ; As well as working hard To climb further up ranks towards title shot . He trains alongside current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov under tutelage Of master coach Javier Mendez At American Kickboxing Academy which can explain why people consider him “The Next Khabib”. Thus proving That no matter what happens future appears bright for young Dagestani sensation !

Fight History

Dustin Poirier
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Submission in Round 5 @ 2:42
Sat. Jun 01, 2024
UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier
Alexander Volkanovski
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:06
Sat. Oct 21, 2023
UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2
Alexander Volkanovski
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Feb 11, 2023
UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski
Charles Oliveira
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 3:16
Sat. Oct 22, 2022
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Bobby Green
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:23
Sat. Feb 26, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green
Dan Hooker
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Submission in Round 1 @ 2:25
Sat. Oct 30, 2021
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira
Thiago Moises
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Submission in Round 4
Sat. Jul 17, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises
Drew Dober
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Submission in Round 3
Sat. Mar 06, 2021
UFC 259: Adesanya vs. Blachowicz
Davi Ramos
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 07, 2019
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Arman Tsarukyan
Islam Makhachev: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 20, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik


What Is Islam Makhachev's Record?
Islam Makhachev's record in UFC is 25 wins and 1 loss.

Has Islam Makhachev Ever Experienced A Loss?
Yes, Islam Makhachev experienced his first and only professional loss against Adriano Martins at UFC 192 on 3 October 2015.

Will Islam Makhachev Be Fighting Against Charles Oliveira?
Yes, Islam Makhachev is expected to defend his title against Charles Oliveira in a rematch next year.

Who Is Islam Makhachev's Next Opponent In His Upcoming Fight?
Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje are the prominent contenders to face Islam Makhachev in his upcoming fight scheduled for early 2024.

What Is The Height Of Islam Makhachev?
Islam Makhachev stands at a height of 5′ 10″.

Is Islam Makhachev Going To Fight Against Alexander Volkanovski?
Yes, Islam Makhachev has fought against Alexander Volkanovski in the UFC lightweight championship during the UFC 294 event on October 21, 2023.

What Is The Latest News About Islam Makhachev?

What Is The Age Of Islam Makhachev?
Islam Makhachev is 32 years old.

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