🤩 Discover new information from across the web

Islam Makhachev

Russian mixed martial artist

Islam Makhachev
Ислам Махачев
Makhachev in 2016
BornIslam Ramazanovich Makhachev
(1991-09-27) September 27, 1991 (age 29)
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia)
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach70+12 in (179 cm)[1]
StyleSambo
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
San Jose, California, United States
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy
Fight Spirit Team
Gadzhi Makhachev freestyle wrestling club
Old School Fighters
KHK MMA Team
Eagles MMA
TrainerAbdulmanap Nurmagomedov (former)
Javier Mendez
RankInternational Master of Sport in Combat Sambo[3]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins20
By knockout3
By submission9
By decision8
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's Combat Sambo
World Championships
2016 Sofia -74 kg

Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev (born September 27, 1991) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist and Sambo competitor. He currently fights in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is a Combat Sambo World Champion.[4] Makhachev trains with Khabib Nurmagomedov at AKA.[5] As of May 10, 2021, he is #9 in the UFC lightweight rankings.[6]

Early life

Islam was born in Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR of Lak ethnicity. He grew up in the remote village of Burshi where he trained and competed in combat sambo.[7] Islam is Muslim.[8] Islam grew up with Khabib Nurmagomedov and still trains with him to this day. In the 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship, he won a gold medal, in the final match he won 7–0 over Valentin Benishev of Bulgaria.[9]

Mixed martial arts career

M-1 Global

Makhachev made his M-1 Global debut against Tengiz Khuchua on February 12, 2011 and won the fight via KO in the first round.[10]

In his second fight for the promotion, Makhachev faced Mansour Barnaoui, on April 9, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 38. He won via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27,30–27).[11]

Makhachev faced undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt[12] Rander Junio on August 21, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 41. He won via unanimous decision.[13]

Makhachev faced M-1 Global Yuri Ivlev on June 7, 2014 at M-1 Challenge 49. Islam dominated the fight, he softened up Ivlev with punches before finishing the fight by submission via armbar.[14]

On September 7, 2014, in his final bout for M-1 Global before signing with the UFC, Makhachev defeated Ivica Truscek via submission in the third round.[15]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On October 2, 2014, Makhachev signed a four-fight contract with the UFC.[16]

Makhachev submitted Leo Kuntz in the second round on May 23, 2015, at UFC 187.[17]

Makhachev lost by first-round technical knockout to Adriano Martins at UFC 192 on October 3, 2015.[18]

Makhachev was expected to face Drew Dober on April 16, 2016, at UFC on Fox 19.[19] After the weigh ins, the UFC announced that Makhachev had failed an out-of-competition drug screening, testing positive for the banned anti-ischemic meldonium. The match was cancelled.[20] USADA lifted the suspension of Makhachev after a hearing on July 2, 2016.[21][22]

Makhachev returned to face Chris Wade on September 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 94.[23] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Makhachev faced Nik Lentz on February 11, 2017, at UFC 208.[25] He won the fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–25, 30–25).[26]

Makhachev was expected to face Michel Prazeres on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115.[27] However, Makhachev pulled out of the fight in the beginning of August citing a religious reason, and he was replaced by Mads Burnell.[28]

Makhachev faced Gleison Tibau on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[29] He won the fight by knockout in 57 seconds in the first round.[30]

Makhachev faced Kajan Johnson on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[31] Makhachev took Johnson down in the first round, where he worked to mount and secured the armbar, forcing Johnson to tap; giving Makhachev a submission victory.[32]

Makhachev was expected to face Francisco Trinaldo on January 26, 2019 at UFC 233.[33] However, it was reported on November 11, 2018 Makhachev was pulled out from the event due to undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Alexander Hernandez.[34]

Makhachev faced Arman Tsarukyan on April 20, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 7.[35][36] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[37] This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.[38]

Makhachev faced Davi Ramos on September 7, 2019 at UFC 242.[39] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[40]

Makhachev was scheduled to face Alexander Hernandez on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.[41] However, Makhachev was removed from the card due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and he was replaced by Omar Morales.[42]

Makhachev was expected to face Rafael dos Anjos on October 24, 2020 at UFC 254.[43] However, on October 8, 2020 it was reported that dos Anjos tested positive for COVID-19 and he was removed from the bout.[44] The pairing was left intact and rescheduled for November 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos.[45] However, on November 8, it was reported that Makhachev was forced to pull from the event due to staph infection.[46][47]

Makhachev faced Drew Dober on March 6, 2021 at UFC 259.[48] He won the fight by an arm-triangle choke submission in the third round.[49]

Makhachev faced Thiago Moisés on July 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 26.[50] He won the fight by a rear-naked choke submission in the forth round.[51]

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Sambo

  • Fédération Internationale Amateur de Sambo (FIAS)
    • 2016 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
  • World Combat Sambo Federation (not FIAS)
    • Combat Sambo World champion[55]
  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
    • Combat Sambo Russian National champion (four time)
  • All-Russian
    • Russian Nationals 2016 champion (World Team Trials-FIAS)

Grappling

  • UWW Russian Grappling Federation
    • North Caucasian Federal District 1st

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 20 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 1
By submission 9 0
By decision 8 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–1 Thiago Moisés Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés July 17, 2021 4 2:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 19–1 Drew Dober Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 259 March 6, 2021 3 1:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–1 Davi Ramos Decision (unanimous) UFC 242 September 7, 2019 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 17–1 Arman Tsarukyan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik April 20, 2019 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia Fight of the Night.
Win 16–1 Kajan Johnson Submission (armbar) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 1 4:43 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 15–1 Gleison Tibau KO (punch) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 1 0:57 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 14–1 Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) UFC 208 February 11, 2017 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 13–1 Chris Wade Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson September 17, 2016 3 5:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Loss 12–1 Adriano Martins KO (punch) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 1 1:46 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 12–0 Leo Kuntz Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 187 May 23, 2015 2 2:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–0 Ivica Trušček Submission (inverted triangle choke) M-1 Challenge 51 September 7, 2014 3 4:45 Saint Petersburg, Russia Catchweight (165 lb) bout.
Win 10–0 Yuri Ivlev Submission (armbar) M-1 Challenge 49 June 7, 2014 1 1:49 Ingushetia, Russia
Win 9–0 Rander Junio Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 41 August 21, 2013 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 8–0 Mansour Barnaoui Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 38 April 9, 2013 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 7–0 Anatoly Kormilkin Submission (armbar) Lion's Fights 2 September 2, 2012 1 3:17 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 6–0 Migel Grigoryan Submission (rear-naked choke) Siberian Fighting Championship 1 December 15, 2011 1 4:25 Tomsk, Russia
Win 5–0 Vladimir Egoyan Decision (split) ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final July 2, 2011 2 5:00 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Win 4–0 Magomed Ibragimov Submission (triangle choke) Tsumada Fighting Championship 5 July 1, 2011 2 3:15 Tsumadinsky, Russia
Win 3–0 Martiros Grigoryan TKO (punches) ProFC: Union Nation Cup 15 May 6, 2011 1 2:52 Simferopol, Russia
Win 2–0 Tengiz Khuchua KO (punch) M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals February 12, 2011 2 0:30 Kyiv, Ukraine
Win 1–0 Magomed Bekbolatov Decision (unanimous) Tsumada Fighting Championship 4 August 1, 2010 2 5:00 Tsumadinsky, Russia Lightweight debut.

[56]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com.
  2. ^ "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com.
  3. ^ Jake Hughes (September 16, 2016). "One to Watch: Chris Wade vs. Islam Makhachev". VICE Sports.
  4. ^ "Islam Makhachev will fight in the UFC". riadagestan.ru. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "Islam Makhachev — a champion in the making". Daily Times. 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  6. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  7. ^ "Islam Makhachev, Khabib's Disciple Aims for UFC Champion Belt". 16 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Muslim MMA Fighter Makhachev, Khabib's Successor, Wins 7 in a Row". SindoNews. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021. Muslim MMA fighter Islam Makhachev successor to Khabib Nurmagomedov won 7 in a row when he finished off Drew Dober at UFC 259
  9. ^ Radik Khuzin (2016-11-11). "Makhachev, Velimurad Alkhasov and Mokhnatkin won gold medal in World combat sambo". championat.com. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  10. ^ "M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010 - The Finals". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "M-1 Challenge 38 - Spring Battle". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "Rander Junio is Brazilian BJJ national champ". mixfight.ru. Archived from the original on March 22, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "M-1 Challenge 41". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "M-1 Challenge 49 'Battle in the mountains 3′ official results". m-1global.com. Archived from the original on February 18, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  15. ^ "M-1 Challenge 51 results: Vasilevsky wins middleweigh title". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  16. ^ "Islam in the UFC". mmaboxing.ru. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  17. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-05-23). "UFC 187 results: Islam Makhachev impresses in debut with submission of Leo Kuntz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  18. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-10-03). "UFC 192 results: Adriano Martins cracks Islam Makhachev for first-round knockout". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  19. ^ Staff (2016-02-18). "UFC on FOX 19 gets two new bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  20. ^ Critchfield, Tristen (2016-04-15). "Islam Makhachev tests positive for banned substance, UFC on Fox 19 bout canceled". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  21. ^ USADA finds Islam Makhachev not at fault for meldonium anti-doping violation
  22. ^ "USADA has canceled the temporary suspension of Islam Makhachev". worldofmma.ru. Archived from the original on 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  23. ^ Mark La Monica (2016-07-21). "Chris Wade to face Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night 94 in Texas". newsday.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  24. ^ Josh Stillman (2016-09-17). "Islam Makhachev stifles Chris Wade". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  25. ^ Danny Segura (2016-12-15). "Three new bouts added to UFC 208". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  26. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-02-11). "UFC 208 results: Islam Makhachev works over Nik Lentz for dominant unanimous decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  27. ^ Staff (2017-06-30). "Trio of fights set for UFC's return to Rotterdam". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  28. ^ DNA, MMA (2017-08-04). "Islam Makhachev out, Mads Burnell maakt UFC debuut in Rotterdam tegen Michel Prazeres". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  29. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-11-02). "Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau booked for UFC 220 in Boston". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  30. ^ "UFC 220 results: Islam Makhachev KOs Gleison Tibau in 57 seconds, calls out Kevin Lee". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  31. ^ "Islam Makhachev vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC on FOX card in Canada". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  32. ^ "UFC on FOX 30 prelim results and video: Makhachev submits Johnson, Dawodu dominates Arnett". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  33. ^ Staff (2018-11-06). "UFC 229 brawl participant Islam Makhachev booked vs. Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233l". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  34. ^ "Report: Alexander Hernandez steps in for Islam Makhachev against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  35. ^ "Российский боец Махачев проведет поединок с Царукяном на турнире UFC в Санкт-Петербурге". ТАСС. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  36. ^ "Islam Makhachev срещу Arman Tsarukyan на UFC в Санкт Петербург — MMA.BG". mma.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  37. ^ Straus, Mike; MMA, LowKick (2019-04-20). "UFC St. Petersburg Results: Islam Makhachev Tops Arman Tsarukyan In Co-Headliner". LowKickMMA.com. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  38. ^ "UFC St. Petersburg bonuses: Islam Makhachev's battle with Arman Tsarukyan takes 'Fight of the Night'". MMA Junkie. 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  39. ^ Bartłomiej Zubkiewicz (2019-06-07). "Islam Makhachev Vs. Davi Ramos at UFC 242" (in Polish). mmarocks.pl. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  40. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-09-07). "UFC 242 Results: Islam Makhachev Nearly Finishes Davi Ramos in Underwhelming Fight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  41. ^ Alexander, Mookie (2020-03-02). "Alexander Hernandez vs. Islam Makhachev slated for UFC 249". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  42. ^ Fern, Julio; Navas, o (2020-04-07). "UFC 249: Alexander Hernandez es emparejado con el venezolano Omar Morales". MMA.uno, #1 En noticias de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA) en Español. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  43. ^ Damon Martin (2020-08-19). "Rafael dos Anjos returns to lightweight to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 254". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  44. ^ Baldwin, Nick. "Dos Anjos tests positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 254fight". theScore.com. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  45. ^ Redactie (2020-10-20). "Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael Dos Anjos rescheduled, this time for November 14th". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2020-10-20.(in Dutch)
  46. ^ "Islam Makhachev reveals staph infection forced him to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 182 headliner". MMA Junkie. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  47. ^ "Sources: Makhachev out of main event with injury". ESPN.com. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  48. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-12-21). "Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev Booked for UFC 259". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  49. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-03-06). "UFC 259 Results: Islam Makhachev Dominates, Submits Drew Dober". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  50. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (2021-05-12). "Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises set for July 17 UFC event". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  51. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-07-18). "UFC Vegas 31 Results: Islam Makhachev Submits Thiago Moises, Calls Out RDA". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  52. ^ "UFC St. Petersburg bonuses: Islam Makhachev's battle with Arman Tsarukyan takes 'Fight of the Night'". MMA Junkie. 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  53. ^ "Fighter Stats". Fight Metric. Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  54. ^ Mike Bohn (March 31, 2021). "MMA Junkie's 'Submission of the Month' for March: A surging lightweight mauls". MMAjunkie.com.
  55. ^ "Islam Bio". mixfight.ru. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  56. ^ Sherdog.com. "Islam Makhachev MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-03-07.

External links