Zachary Paul "Zach" Makovsky is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has competed in EliteXC, ShoXC, and Bellator, and is the former Bellator Bantamweight World Champion.
|Born||Zachary Paul Makovsky|
June 30, 1982
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
|Other names||Fun Size|
|Residence||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo Garcia|
|Wrestling||NCAA Division I Wrestling|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Representing United States|
|2010 Kraków||-60 kg (no-gi)|
|2010 Kraków||-60 kg (gi)|
|2009 Fort Lauderdale||-60 kg (no-gi)|
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Championships
- 4 Mixed martial arts record
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Makovsky was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Makovsky began wrestling when he was six years old and excelled in youth and middle school programs before attending Bethlehem Catholic High School where he was a four-year varsity letterman and the captain for his senior season. Makovsky then attended Drexel University, and was a walk on for the wrestling team. After redshirting his first season, he went on to be a four-year varsity letterman and captain of the team for his senior season. During the off-season, Makovsky trained in mixed martial arts, met Eddie Alvarez, and competed in many grappling tournaments. Makovsky's overall grappling record is 65-7.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Makovsky began his mixed martial arts career in small shows based in New Jersey, United States. He compiled a 3–0 record, with each victory coming via decision (two via unanimous decision and one via split decision).
Makovsky then joined EliteXC and made his promotional debut at ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series in January 2008. His opponent was two-time Bellator Featherweight Tournament participant Wilson Reis. Early in the second round, Reis defeated Makovsky via submission (arm-triangle choke).
In his final pre-Bellator fight, Makovsky was part of the M-1 Selection in the Americas. He defeated Josh Rave via technical submission (guillotine choke) after controlling the bout with effective takedowns and wrestling.
Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
Makovsky debuted for the Bellator promotion at Bellator 21 against Eric Luke. Late in the second round, Makovsky forced Luke to tap out to a kimura. As a result of that victory, Makovsky was signed to take part in the Bellator Season Three Bantamweight Tournament.
In the tournament final, Makovsky faced Ed West. Makovsky also fell to a kimura early in the matchup and a knee that knocked him down in the opening seconds. However, Makovsky came back and controlled the fight to take a unanimous decision and become the inaugural Bellator Bantamweight Champion.
Makovsky attempted to make his first title defense against Season 5 bantamweight tournament winner Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 65 in Atlantic City on April 13, 2012. He lost via second round technical submission due to an arm triangle choke.
Makovsky attempted to get back into the win column when he took on Anthony Leone, but lost the fight by controversial split decision. After two consecutive losses, Makovsky was released from the promotion.
On May 11, 2013 Makovsky made his flyweight debut for Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Makovsky defeated fellow Bellator veteran Claudio Ledesma via unanimous decision.
Resurrection Fighting AllianceEdit
On November 22, 2013 Makovsky made his debut for RFA against Matt Manzanares for the vacant Flyweight Championship. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
On December 4, 2013, it was announced that Makovsky had signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, stepping in to replace an injured John Dodson against Scott Jorgensen at UFC on Fox 9. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Makovsky was expected to face Jussier Formiga on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176. However, after UFC 176 was cancelled, Formiga/Makovsky was rescheduled and eventually took place on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Makovsky lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Makovsky was expected to face John Moraga on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206. However, Moraga pulled out of the fight in early November citing injury and was replaced by Dustin Ortiz. He lost the fight via split decision.
Absolute Championship BerkutEdit
Makovsky faced Yoni Sherbatov at ACB 72 on 14 October, 2017. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||20 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||20–9||Yoni Sherbatov||Decision (unanimous)||ACB 72||October 14, 2017||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||20–8||Josiel Silva||Submission (guillotine choke)||ACB 60||May 13, 2017||3||1:08||Vienna, Austria|
|Loss||19–8||Dustin Ortiz||Decision (split)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||19–7||Joseph Benavidez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson||February 6, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||19–6||John Dodson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 187||May 23, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada United States|
|Win||19–5||Tim Elliott||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch||February 14, 2015||3||5:00||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||18–5||Jussier Formiga||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux||August 16, 2014||3||5:00||Bangor, Maine, United States|
|Win||18–4||Josh Sampo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 170||February 22, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–4||Scott Jorgensen||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2||December 14, 2013||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||16–4||Matt Manzanares||Decision (unanimous)||RFA 11||November 22, 2013||5||5:00||Broomfield, Colorado, United States||Won the vacant RFA Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||15–4||Claudio Ledesma||Decision (unanimous)||CFFC 24||May 11, 2013||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Loss||14–4||Anthony Leone||Decision (split)||Bellator 83||December 7, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||14–3||Eduardo Dantas||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Bellator 65||April 13, 2012||2||3:26||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Lost the Bellator Bantamweight World Championship.|
|Win||14–2||Ryan Roberts||Submission (north-south choke)||Bellator 54||October 15, 2011||1||4:48||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Non-title fight.|
|Win||13–2||Chad Robichaux||TKO (punches)||Bellator 41||April 16, 2011||3||2:02||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Non-title fight.|
|Win||12–2||Ed West||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 32||October 14, 2010||5||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Bellator Season Three Bantamweight Final. Won the Bellator Bantamweight World Championship.|
|Win||11–2||Bryan Goldsby||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 30||September 23, 2010||3||5:00||Louisville, Kentucky, United States||Bellator Season Three Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||10–2||Nick Mamalis||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 27||September 2, 2010||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Bellator Season Three Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||9–2||Eric Luke||Submission (kimura)||Bellator 21||June 10, 2010||2||4:28||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||8–2||Josh Rave||Submission (guillotine choke)||M-1 Selection 2010: The Americas Round 1||April 3, 2010||3||1:49||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7–2||David Harris||Submission (triangle choke)||Adrenaline: New Breed||February 26, 2010||1||1:50||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Toshiaki Kitada||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Deep: 43 Impact||August 23, 2009||1||4:22||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–1||Nate Williams||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WCA: Caged Combat||June 6, 2009||3||2:33||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–1||Justin Robbins||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge: The War at the Shore||January 26, 2009||2||1:05||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–1||André Soares||Decision (unanimous)||EliteXC: Primetime||May 31, 2008||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Wilson Reis||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||January 25, 2008||2||1:15||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0||Emerson Souza||Decision (unanimous)||CITC: Fearless Fighters Return||October 6, 2007||3||5:00||Trenton, New Jersey, United States||Won the CITC Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Leandro Escobar||Decision (split)||Extreme Challenge 75||March 23, 2007||3||5:00||Trenton, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Tinh Tupy||Decision (unanimous)||CITC: Evolutions||December 9, 2006||3||5:00||Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States|
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