Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev 2023: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Islam Makhachev came to the UFC as one of the young vibrant talents. The Dagestani fighter made his promotional debut in 2015 against Leo Kuntz at the undercard of his teammate Daniel Cormier's coronation as UFC champion.

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Makhachev has grown up and trained with the legend Khabib Nurmagomedov. As of October 2023, Makhachev is the UFC lightweight champion. The young fighter is proficient in?Combat Sambo,?where he was the 2016 World Champion.

Islam Makhachev: UFC career

Makhachev signed a four-fight contract when he made his smacking debut in the UFC. As aforementioned, his first opponent in the UFC was Leo Kuntz, whom he defeated in a thrilling match via submission in the second round of the bout.

Another of his greatest fights was with Davi Ramos at UFC 242. The Russian proved himself and won the match via a unanimous decision.

Makhachev's only loss in UFC was against Adriano Martins at?UFC 192?on October 3, 2015. Martins dominated right from the start and claimed the bout via a first-round TKO.

In his recent run, Makhachev defeated Thiago Moises on July 17, 2021, as he claimed a magnificent submission (rear-naked choke) victory in the fourth round. Later he took on Dan Hooker on October 30, 2021, at UFC 267 and won the fight via first-round submission. His next win came against Bobby Green, who stepped up to face the Dagestan-based athlete on short notice. Next, he faced Charles Oliveira for the UFC lightweight title, and won via a 2nd round submission.

At UFC 284, the Russian fighter successfully defended his title against Alexander Volkanovski. The streaking lightweight fighter holds a splendid 13-1 UFC record.

Islam Makhachev: Fighting Style

Makhachev, with his Sambo skills, is a great grappler having a 90% takedown defense and 62% takedown accuracy. Moreover, he also has excellent defensive skills on the feet and on the ground.

Islam Makhachev: Achievements

The Dagestani fighter is definitely one of the best young lightweight fighters and has achieved quite a bit in his professional career. Makhachev holds a proud 24-1-0 MMA record. Furthermore, the fighter has claimed two Fight of the Night UFC bonuses.

In 2016, he also won the World Combat Sambo Championship. With 'The Eagle's' retirement, the entire UFC fraternity is looking up to him to take his legacy forward.

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Islam Makhachev: Endorsements 2023

Makhachev has made several endorsement deals over the years. He has partnered up with huge companies, such as Wahed Invest, Gorilla Energy Drink, and Al Hadaya.

Islam Makhachev: Net Worth and Salary 2023

As of 2022, Makhachev has an estimated net worth of over $4,500,000. His net worth is expected to rise significantly, considering his recent success and a phenomenal title reign.

He has UFC career earnings of $3,150,000, according to MMA Salaries. His biggest paycheck came from his last fight against Alexander Volkanovski, where he earned a whopping $1,492,000.

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HometownDagestan Republic, Russia
Trains AtAmerican Kickboxing Academy (AKA)
Height5' 10"
Leg Reach40.5"
TeamEagles MMA Team
Weight/Division155 lbs / Lightweight
MMA Record24-1
Active Win Streak12
Net Worth$4,500,000
EndorsementsWahed Invest, Gorilla Energy Drink, Al Hadaya