Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev

Full NameIslam Ramazanovich Makhachev

BornSeptember 27, 1991

Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)



Islam Makhachev is the current #4 ranked UFC lightweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 21-wins and 1-loss. Islam holds the Rank of International Master of Combat Sambo and had won a gold medal at the 2016 Combat Sambo World Championship.

  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Islam Makhachev UFC
  3. Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker
  4. Islam Makhachev Career Stats
  5. Islam Makhachev Last Fight
  6. Islam Makhachev Next Fight
  7. Islam Makhachev Record

UFC Fight Night: Makhachev v Moises Weigh-in

Early Life and Career

Islam Makhachev started his combat sports journey at his home village of Burshi, Dagestan, where he trained in Combat Sambo under the mentorship of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Makhachev had a successful Sambo Career and became the Russian National Champion four times, won a gold medal at the 2016 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship, and became the World Combat Sambo Federation World Champion.

Makhachaev started his MMA journey in 2010 while still being an active Sambo competitive. He made his debut at Tsumada Fighting Championship 4 against Magomed Bekbolatov which, he won via unanimous decision.

He then signed with M-1 and made his debut at M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010 Finals against Tengiz Khuchua. Islam KO'ed Tengiz in the second round and built on this momentum as he won his next 9-fights in the Russian MMA circuit, with 4-wins coming in M-1.

Makhachev left M-1 in 2014 to join the UFC.

Islam Makhachev UFC

Islam made his UFC debut against Leo Kuntz at UFC 187 and won in the second round via rear-naked choke submission.

After this, he faced Adriano Martins at UC 192 and got his first loss in professional MMA, as Martins finished him in the first round via KO(punch). He next defeated Chris Wade and Nik Lentz via unanimous decision to regain his momentum. Makhachev won his next 4-fights in the UFC before getting a main-event headliner fight against Thiago Moises at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moises. Makhachev outclassed Thiago Moises on the ground to pick up a dominating fourth-round rear-naked choke submission victory.

Islam fought Dan Hooker at UFC 267 and defeated him via first-round kimura submission to extend his winning streak to 9-wins.

UFC Fight Night: Makhachev v Moises

Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker

Islam Makhachev fought Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Islam dominated Hooker and took him down inside the first minute and proceeded to establish ground control and locked in a tight kimura submission that forced Hooker to submit. Islam jumped to #4 in the UFC Lightweight rankings after this victory.

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Islam Makhachev Career Stats

Current Status:

Islam Makhachev's current record stands at 20-1. He is currently on a 9-fight win streak.



Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 3

Wins by Submission:

  1. 10

Wins by Decision:

  1. 8

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 70.5 in (179cm)


  1. 155 lb / 70 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Lightweight

Islam Makhachev Last Fight

Islam Makhachev's last fight was against Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Islam won the fight via Submission (kimura lock) in the 1st round.

Islam Makhachev Next Fight

Islam Makhachev is scheduled to fight Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Islam Makhachev:

Win21-1Dan HookerSubmission (kimura)UFC 26731/10/2021
Win20-1Thiago MosesSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises18/07/2021
Win19-1Drew DoberSubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC 2597/03/2021
Win18-1Davi RamosDecision (unanimous)UFC 2427/09/2019
Win17-1Arman TsarukyanDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik20/04/2019
Win16-1Kajan JohnsonSubmission (armbar)UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 228/07/2018
Win15-1Gleison TibauKO (punch)UFC 22020/01/2018
Win14-1Nik LentzDecision (unanimous)UFC 20812/02/2017
Win13-1Chris WadeDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs.Johnson18/09/2016
Loss12-1Adriano MartinsKO (punch)UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson03/02/2015
Win12-0Leo KuntzSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier24/05/2015
Win11-0Ivica TruščekSubmission (inverted triangle choke)M-1 Challenge 51: Fightspirit7/09/2014
Win10-0Yuri IvlevSubmission (armbar)M-1 Challenge 49: Battle in the Mountains7/06/2014
Win9-0Rander JunioDecision (unanimous)M-1 Global: M-1 Challenge 4121/08/2013
Win8-0Mansour BarnaouiDecision (unanimous)M-1 Challenge 38: Spring Battle09/04/2013
Win7-0Anatoly KormilkinSubmission (armbar)Lion's Fights 2: Battle of Two Capitals02/09/2012
Win6-0Migel GrigoryanSubmission (rear-naked choke)SFC: Siberian Fighting Championship 115/12/2011
Win5-0Vladimir EgoyanDecision (split)ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final02/07/2011
Win4-0Magomed IbragimovSubmission (triangle choke)TFC 5: Tsumada Fighting Championship01/07/2011
Win3-0Martiros GrigoryanTKO (punches)ProFC: Union Nation Cup 1506/05/2011
Win2-0Tengiz KhuchuaKO (punch)M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals12/02/2011
Win1-0Magomed BekbolatovDecision (unanimous)TFC 4: Tsumada Fighting Championship01/08/2010

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