best performances by khabib nurmagomedov's protege- islam makhachev 

islam makhachev established himself as a legitimate contender at 155-pounds with his win over drew dober at ufc 259. we take a look at some of his best performances in the ufc thus far.


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Islam is a world champion in combat sambo. His superiority in wrestling and grappling were apparent from his very first fight in the UFC.

Islam Makhachev vs Leo Kuntz 

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Makhachev proved that he is not just a wrestler when a crisp left hook knocked out Tibau in the very first round at UFC 220

Islam Makhachev vs Gleison Tibau

Credits: YouTube/UFC

Islam extended his win streak to 4-0 with a stunning first round submission win over Johnson.

Islam Makhachev vs Kajan Johnson 

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In arguably his most impressive performance to-date, Makhachev dominated an extremely high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Davi Ramos and in the process ended his four-fight win streak

Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos 

Most recently, Makhachev put on another impressive performance as he submitted Dorber via arm-triangle in round number three.

Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober 

Credits: YouTube/UFC

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