Everything You Need To Know About Islam Makhachev’s Wife and Family

Published 07/16/2021, 10:21 AM EDT


UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev is set to return to the UFC Octagon this weekend as he takes on fellow up and comer Thiago Moises in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card. The Dagestani last fought at UFC 259 as he earned a dominant submission win against Drew Dober. It was a showcase performance from the Russian as he showed his ability to dominate his opponents on the ground.

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Makhachev is currently on a 7-fight winning streak inside the Octagon. He has certainly been able to establish himself as one of the most dominant contenders of the 155 lbs division with time. Comparisons with his teammate and former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov have been imminent too.

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Nevertheless, ahead of the much-important clash, we take a look at the family life of Makhachev. Makhachev keeps his personal life very private. But news of his wedding circulated around Twitter recently.

Who did Islam Makhachev marry?

As mentioned, Makhachev doesn’t share many details about his personal life on social media. The lightweight star is pretty reserved about what goes on in his day-to-day life. But videos and images of his wedding surfaced all over the internet recently.

It is believed that Makhachev got married on April 8, 2021, in Makhachkala, Dagestan. He booked a hotel with thousands of guests present. UFC stars like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Zubaira Tughukov were present during the ceremony. However, the name of her bride or any other details about her is unavailable as of now.

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Makhachev spends most of his time practicing MMA and doing other hobbies most of the time. But he rarely makes anything about his family public. The lightweight star tied knots with his wife after his win over Dober at UFC 259.

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)

With his return set for this weekend, he will look to put on yet another dominant performance. A win will further catapult him among the elites of a packed lightweight division. Fans and experts believe he has the skills and the mindset to become a UFC champion in the future. Whether he can live up to those expectations and emulate his teammate Nurmagomedov‘s success, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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