Who is Islam Makhachev's Manager?

Last Modified Jun 2, 2024 10:37 GMT
Islam Makhachev Manager
Islam Makhachev (L) and Ali Abdelaziz (R) [Image via @islam_makhachev on Instagram]


Islam Makhachev, the reigning UFC lightweight fighter was born on October 27, 1991, in Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia, and originates from the small village of Brushi. He is a renowned Dagestani MMA fighter, particularly known for his expertise in Sambo. Makhachev's journey in combat sports began with a victory over Valentin Benishiv at the World Sambo Championship.


He made his professional MMA debut on August 1, 2010, against Magomed Bekbolatov at Tsumada Fighting Championship 4, winning by unanimous decision. Makhachev then went on an impressive 12-fight winning streak before experiencing his only loss to date against Adriano Martins at UFC 192. Currently, Makhachev is ranked as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, boasting a record of 26 wins and 1 loss (26-1-0).


Makhachev’s last outing was at UFC 302 against Dustin Poirier, where he defended his title successfully via a fifth-round submission.


Islam Makhachev Manager

Islam Makhachev's manager is Ali Abdelaziz, an important figure in the MMA world known for managing several top fighters like Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje, and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Abdelaziz is the CEO of Dominance MMA, one of the leading management companies in the sport. He has a reputation for being an influential and sometimes controversial figure due to his outspoken nature and active presence on social media.


Abdelaziz has played a crucial role in Makhachev's career, often advocating for high-profile fights and managing negotiations with the UFC. He has been vocal about Makhachev's readiness to face top contenders, such as Dustin Poirier, and has been involved in addressing controversies, including allegations surrounding Makhachev's use of IV rehydration​ during his first fight with Alexander Volkanovski.


Also Read: Who is Islam Makhachev's coach now?



Last Updated On June 2, 2024

FAQs

A. Islam Makhachev is managed by Ali Abdelaziz, the CEO of Dominance MMA.

A. Ali Abdelaziz hails from Cairo, Egypt but moved to the United States in 1996.

A. Ali Abdelaziz manages several high-profile championship fighters like Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Henry Cejudo, Justin Gaethje, and Kayla Harrison.

A. Ali Abdelaziz is 46 years old as of May 2024.

A. Conor McGregor's feud with Ali Abdelaziz began around the time of McGregor's fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in 2018. During the buildup to this fight, McGregor publicly called Abdelaziz a "terrorist snitch," referencing allegations from Abdelaziz's past.

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