Islam Makhachev

" Islam Makhachev (Russian: Исла́м Рамаза́нович Маха́чев[5]), (born 27 September 1991) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist and former Sambo competitor who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[6] Hailing from the Republic of Dagestan in Russia, Makhachev was the combat sambo world champion at 74 kilograms in 2016.[7] As of November 2, 2021, he is #4 in the UFC lightweight rankings.[8]

Islam Makhachev
Махачев.jpg
Makhachev in 2016
BornIslam Ramazanovich Makhachev
(1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 30)[1]
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Dagestan, Russia)
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach70+12 in (179 cm)[2]
StyleSambo
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Russia
San Jose, California, United States
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy
Fight Spirit Team
Gadzhi Makhachev freestyle wrestling club
Old School Fighters
KHK MMA Team
Eagles MMA
TrainerAbdulmanap Nurmagomedov (former)
Javier Mendez
RankInternational Master of Sport in Combat Sambo[4]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins21
By knockout3
By submission10
By decision8
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's Combat Sambo
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sofia -74 kg

Early lifeEdit

An ethnic Lak,[9] Makhachev was born in Makhachkala and grew up in the remote village of Burshi (then part of Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union, now part of the Republic of Dagestan, Russia), where he trained and competed in combat sambo.[10] Islam is a Muslim.[11] Islam grew up with Khabib Nurmagomedov and still trains with him to this day. In the 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship, he won a gold medal, in the final match he won 7–0 over Valentin Benishev of Bulgaria.[12]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

M-1 GlobalEdit

Makhachev made his M-1 Global debut against Tengiz Khuchua on February 12, 2011 and won the fight via KO in the first round.[13]

In his second fight for the promotion, Makhachev faced Mansour Barnaoui, on April 9, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 38. He won via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27,30–27).[14]

Makhachev faced undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt[15] Rander Junio on August 21, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 41. He won via unanimous decision.[16]

Makhachev faced M-1 Global Yuri Ivlev on June 7, 2014 at M-1 Challenge 49. Islam dominated the fight, he softened up Ivlev with punches before finishing the fight by submission via armbar.[17]

On September 7, 2014, in his final bout for M-1 Global before signing with the UFC, Makhachev defeated Ivica Truscek via submission in the third round.[18]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

On October 2, 2014, Makhachev signed a four-fight contract with the UFC.[19]

Makhachev submitted Leo Kuntz in the second round on May 23, 2015, at UFC 187.[20]

Makhachev next faced Adriano Martins on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192.[21] He lost via knockout in the first round, marking his first professional loss.[22]

Makhachev was expected to face Drew Dober on April 16, 2016, at UFC on Fox 19.[23] After the weigh ins, the UFC announced that Makhachev had failed an out-of-competition drug screening, testing positive for the banned anti-ischemic meldonium. The match was cancelled.[24] USADA lifted the suspension of Makhachev after a hearing on July 2, 2016.[25][26]

Makhachev returned to face Chris Wade on September 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 94.[27] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[28]

Makhachev faced Nik Lentz on February 11, 2017, at UFC 208.[29] He won the fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–25, 30–25).[30]

Makhachev was expected to face Michel Prazeres on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115.[31] However, Makhachev pulled out of the fight in the beginning of August citing a religious reason, and he was replaced by Mads Burnell.[32]

Makhachev faced Gleison Tibau on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[33] He won the fight by knockout in 57 seconds in the first round.[34]

Makhachev faced Kajan Johnson on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[35] Makhachev took Johnson down in the first round, where he worked to mount and secured the armbar, forcing Johnson to tap; giving Makhachev a submission victory.[36]

Makhachev was expected to face Francisco Trinaldo on January 26, 2019 at UFC 233.[37] However, it was reported on November 11, 2018 Makhachev was pulled out from the event due to undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Alexander Hernandez.[38]

Makhachev faced Arman Tsarukyan on April 20, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 7.[39][40] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[41] This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.[42]

Makhachev faced Davi Ramos on September 7, 2019 at UFC 242.[43] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[44]

Makhachev was scheduled to face Alexander Hernandez on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.[45] However, Makhachev was removed from the card due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and he was replaced by Omar Morales.[46]

Makhachev was expected to face Rafael dos Anjos on October 24, 2020 at UFC 254.[47] However, on October 8, 2020 it was reported that dos Anjos tested positive for COVID-19 and he was removed from the bout.[48] The pairing was left intact and rescheduled for November 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos.[49] However, on November 8, it was reported that Makhachev was forced to pull from the event due to staph infection.[50][51]

Makhachev faced Drew Dober on March 6, 2021 at UFC 259.[52] He won the fight by an arm-triangle choke submission in the third round.[53]

Makhachev faced Thiago Moisés on July 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 26.[54] He won the fight by a rear-naked choke submission in the fourth round.[55]

A bout with former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos was rescheduled and was expected to take place on October 30, 2021 at UFC 267.[56] However, dos Anjos was forced to pulled from the event due to injury,[57] and he was replaced by Dan Hooker.[58] He won the fight by a kimura submission in the first round.[59]

Makhachev is scheduled to face Beneil Dariush on February 26, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 203.[60]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

SamboEdit

  • Fédération Internationale Amateur de Sambo (FIAS)
    • 2016 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
  • World Combat Sambo Federation (not FIAS)
    • Combat Sambo World champion[65]
  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
    • Combat Sambo Russian National champion (four time)
  • All-Russian
    • Russian Nationals 2016 champion (World Team Trials-FIAS)

GrapplingEdit

  • UWW Russian Grappling Federation
    • North Caucasian Federal District 1st

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 21 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 1
By submission 10 0
By decision 8 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 21–1 Dan Hooker Submission (kimura) UFC 267 October 30, 2021 1 2:25 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 20–1 Thiago Moisés Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés July 17, 2021 4 2:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 19–1 Drew Dober Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 259 March 6, 2021 3 1:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–1 Davi Ramos Decision (unanimous) UFC 242 September 7, 2019 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 17–1 Arman Tsarukyan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik April 20, 2019 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia Fight of the Night.
Win 16–1 Kajan Johnson Submission (armbar) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 1 4:43 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 15–1 Gleison Tibau KO (punch) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 1 0:57 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 14–1 Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) UFC 208 February 11, 2017 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 13–1 Chris Wade Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson September 17, 2016 3 5:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Loss 12–1 Adriano Martins KO (punch) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 1 1:46 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 12–0 Leo Kuntz Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 187 May 23, 2015 2 2:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–0 Ivica Trušček Submission (inverted triangle choke) M-1 Challenge 51 September 7, 2014 3 4:45 Saint Petersburg, Russia Catchweight (165 lb) bout.
Win 10–0 Yuri Ivlev Submission (armbar) M-1 Challenge 49 June 7, 2014 1 1:49 Ingushetia, Russia
Win 9–0 Rander Junio Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 41 August 21, 2013 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 8–0 Mansour Barnaoui Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 38 April 9, 2013 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 7–0 Anatoly Kormilkin Submission (armbar) Lion's Fights 2 September 2, 2012 1 3:17 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 6–0 Migel Grigoryan Submission (rear-naked choke) Siberian Fighting Championship 1 December 15, 2011 1 4:25 Tomsk, Russia
Win 5–0 Vladimir Egoyan Decision (split) ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final July 2, 2011 2 5:00 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 4–0 Magomed Ibragimov Submission (triangle choke) Tsumada Fighting Championship 5 July 1, 2011 2 3:15 Tsumadinsky, Russia
Win 3–0 Martiros Grigoryan TKO (punches) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 15 May 6, 2011 1 2:52 Simferopol, Russia
Win 2–0 Tengiz Khuchua KO (punch) M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals February 12, 2011 2 0:30 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 1–0 Magomed Bekbolatov Decision (unanimous) Tsumada Fighting Championship 4 August 1, 2010 2 5:00 Tsumadinsky, Russia Lightweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

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