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Islam Makhachev

Full NameIslam Ramazanovich Makhachev

BornSeptember 27, 1991

Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

NationalityRussian

RoleSambo

Daniel Cormier reveals who he thinks is the best Lightweight in UFC

Daniel Cormier reveals who he thinks is the best Lightweight in UFC

3 things you need to know about Islam Makhachev's next opponent Thiago Moises

3 things you need to know about Islam Makhachev's next opponent Thiago Moises

5 traits that make Khabib Nurmagomedov a fantastic coach

5 traits that make Khabib Nurmagomedov a fantastic coach

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Islam Makhachev claims Rafael Dos Anjos and Paul Felder turned down a fight against him

Islam Makhachev claims Rafael Dos Anjos and Paul Felder turned down a fight against him

Rafael dos Anjos confirms he agreed to fight a "top contender," rules out one rising UFC lightweight star

Rafael dos Anjos confirms he agreed to fight a "top contender," rules out one rising UFC lightweight star

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Watch: Khabib Nurmagomedov shares video of Islam Makhachev's 'toughest fight' against French Samurai

Watch: Khabib Nurmagomedov shares video of Islam Makhachev's 'toughest fight' against French Samurai

Khabib Nurmagomedov names one fighter he believes will be the new UFC lightweight king

Khabib Nurmagomedov names one fighter he believes will be the new UFC lightweight king

"Wrestlers are shocked after training with him"- Islam Makhachev reveals who the best grappler in MMA is

"Wrestlers are shocked after training with him"- Islam Makhachev reveals who the best grappler in MMA is

'Nobody wants him to return' - Islam Makhachev talks about how Khabib's friends and family supported his retirement

'Nobody wants him to return' - Islam Makhachev talks about how Khabib's friends and family supported his retirement

Islam Makhachev reveals how Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted when he bought him a motorcycle

Islam Makhachev reveals how Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted when he bought him a motorcycle

Islam Makhachev gives his opinion on why Dustin Poirier chose 'money fight' with Conor McGregor over title fight

Islam Makhachev gives his opinion on why Dustin Poirier chose 'money fight' with Conor McGregor over title fight

Islam Makhachev rules out two potential opponents, reveals likeliest next matchup

Islam Makhachev rules out two potential opponents, reveals likeliest next matchup

Islam Makhachev 'doesn't agree' with Michael Chandler getting a shot at the UFC lightweight title

Islam Makhachev 'doesn't agree' with Michael Chandler getting a shot at the UFC lightweight title

"Don't try to run away now" - Islam Makhachev still keen on fighting Rafael dos Anjos but Brazilian interested in locking horns with former interim champion instead

"Don't try to run away now" - Islam Makhachev still keen on fighting Rafael dos Anjos but Brazilian interested in locking horns with former interim champion instead

The reason why Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev won't happen anytime soon

The reason why Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev won't happen anytime soon

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"I wish Khabib would do that" - Javier Mendes notes a very important difference between Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov

"I wish Khabib would do that" - Javier Mendes notes a very important difference between Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tony Ferguson promises 'fight news soon' but rules out one potential opponent

Tony Ferguson promises 'fight news soon' but rules out one potential opponent

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5 potential opponents for UFC Lightweight star Islam Makhachev

5 potential opponents for UFC Lightweight star Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev ready to settle unfinished business with Rafael dos Anjos in July

Islam Makhachev ready to settle unfinished business with Rafael dos Anjos in July

Islam Makhachev explains the similarities between coaches Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and Javier Mendez

Islam Makhachev explains the similarities between coaches Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and Javier Mendez

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