Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Islam Makhachev is one of the young vibrant talents of the UFC. The Dagestani fighter made his promotional debut in 2015.

He has grown up and trained with the legend Khabib Nurmagomedov. As of July 2021, Makhachev sits at #9 in the UFC lightweight rankings. The young fighter is proficient in Combat Sambo, where he was the 2016 World Champion.

Islam Makhachev: UFC career


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Makhachev signed a four-fight contract when he made his smacking debut in the UFC. 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.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: (R-L) Islam Makhachev works for a submission against Drew Dober in their lightweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

In his last bout against Drew Dober at UFC 259, Makhachev claimed a spectacular third-round submission victory. Now, he will step inside the octagon against Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises on July 17, 2021.

He holds a splendid 8-1 UFC record.

Islam Makhachev: Fighting Style

Makhachev, with his Sambo skills, is a great grappler having a 93% takedown defense and 68% takedown accuracy. Moreover, he also has excellent defensive skills in both standing and down 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 19-1-0 MMA record. Furthermore, the fighter has claimed a Fight of the Night UFC bonus in 2019.

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.

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 20: Islam Makhachev of Russia celebrates after his knockout victory over Gleison Tibau of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Islam Makhachev: Net Worth and Salary 2021


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There are no official reports for Makhachev's total UFC career earnings. However, according to The Sports Daily, he earned a whopping $105,000 in his last fight against Drew Dober at UFC 259.

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HometownDagestan Republic, Russia
Height5' 10"
Leg Reach40.5"
TeamEagles MMA Team
Weight/Division155 lbs / Lightweight
MMA Record19-1
Active Win Streak7
Net WorthNA