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Islam Makhachev

Full NameIslam Ramazanovich Makhachev

BornSeptember 27, 1991

Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

NationalityRussian

RoleSambo

"I got smashed everywhere I went" - Javier Mendez was mobbed by 'crazy' Russian MMA fans at Khabib Nurmagomedov's EFC event

"I got smashed everywhere I went" - Javier Mendez was mobbed by 'crazy' Russian MMA fans at Khabib Nurmagomedov's EFC event

"We are changing the game" - All you need to know about Khabib Nurmagomedov's latest partnership with Wahed Inc. 

"We are changing the game" - All you need to know about Khabib Nurmagomedov's latest partnership with Wahed Inc. 

Arman Tsarukyan impresses with blistering first round knockout at UFC Fight Night, calls out Dan Hooker
Arman Tsarukyan impresses with blistering first round knockout at UFC Fight Night, calls out Dan Hooker

Arman Tsarukyan impresses with blistering first round knockout at UFC Fight Night, calls out Dan Hooker

"He's got some tricks" - Luke Rockhold admits Islam Makhachev threw him during a grappling session

"He's got some tricks" - Luke Rockhold admits Islam Makhachev threw him during a grappling session

"Most underrated fighter in the UFC" - manager Ali Abdelaziz claims Islam Makhachev can even beat middleweight contenders 

"Most underrated fighter in the UFC" - manager Ali Abdelaziz claims Islam Makhachev can even beat middleweight contenders 

"I want him to retire on a victorious note" - Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals which fighters he’s supporting the most in 2021

"I want him to retire on a victorious note" - Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals which fighters he’s supporting the most in 2021

"He does that a little better than Khabib" - Anthony Smith explains what separates Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov

"He does that a little better than Khabib" - Anthony Smith explains what separates Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov

"I don't remember anyone doing that to him" - Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals how Islam Makhachev can make "massive statement" in fight with Rafael dos Anjos

"I don't remember anyone doing that to him" - Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals how Islam Makhachev can make "massive statement" in fight with Rafael dos Anjos

"Socially, we live very poorly" - Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks about his aspiration to create 5000 jobs in Dagestan

"Socially, we live very poorly" - Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks about his aspiration to create 5000 jobs in Dagestan

"He looks like a mini Khabib" - Stephen Thompson gives his opinion on Islam Makhachev

"He looks like a mini Khabib" - Stephen Thompson gives his opinion on Islam Makhachev

5 UFC fighters who will likely become champions in 2022
5 UFC fighters who will likely become champions in 2022

5 UFC fighters who will likely become champions in 2022

Dustin Poirier reveals why Islam Makhachev is probably the toughest fight for him at 155
Dustin Poirier reveals why Islam Makhachev is probably the toughest fight for him at 155

Dustin Poirier reveals why Islam Makhachev is probably the toughest fight for him at 155

"Don't be surprised if he surpasses me" - Khabib Nurmagomedov explains what makes Islam Makhachev different from other fighters

"Don't be surprised if he surpasses me" - Khabib Nurmagomedov explains what makes Islam Makhachev different from other fighters

"I didn't really care about him until Khabib retired" - Dan Hooker explains why Islam Makhachev fight didn't happen

"I didn't really care about him until Khabib retired" - Dan Hooker explains why Islam Makhachev fight didn't happen

5 UFC fighters who are hard to hit
5 UFC fighters who are hard to hit

5 UFC fighters who are hard to hit

Islam Makhachev predicts how the Poirier vs. Oliveira and Gaethje vs. Chandler fights could go
Islam Makhachev predicts how the Poirier vs. Oliveira and Gaethje vs. Chandler fights could go

Islam Makhachev predicts how the Poirier vs. Oliveira and Gaethje vs. Chandler fights could go

"He was really angry" - Islam Makhachev claims Luke Rockhold compared him to basketball legend Michael Jordan after getting thrown around while sparring

"He was really angry" - Islam Makhachev claims Luke Rockhold compared him to basketball legend Michael Jordan after getting thrown around while sparring

"I think it's important to recognize other great wrestlers in the sport of MMA" - UFC lightweight Mark Madsen on the recent success of Islam Makhachev

"I think it's important to recognize other great wrestlers in the sport of MMA" - UFC lightweight Mark Madsen on the recent success of Islam Makhachev

AKA coach Javier Mendez reveals who was Khabib Nurmagomedov's toughest challenge in the gym
AKA coach Javier Mendez reveals who was Khabib Nurmagomedov's toughest challenge in the gym

AKA coach Javier Mendez reveals who was Khabib Nurmagomedov's toughest challenge in the gym

5 most underrated stand-up fighters in the UFC today
5 most underrated stand-up fighters in the UFC today

5 most underrated stand-up fighters in the UFC today

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