Islam Makhachev - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Islam
Makhachev
16-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #15 Lightweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 16-1-0
Summary: Wrestling

Fighter Info

From: Dagestan Russia
Fights Out Of: Makhachkala Russia
Age: 28
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 70"
Leg Reach 40"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
281
56% Successful
158
Types of Successful Strikes
0
158
49% Standing
13%
39% Ground
77
20
61
Striking Defense
72
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
25
68% Successful
17
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
26
2
Takedown Defense
93
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Islam Makhachev
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Sep 7, 2019
43
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Islam Makhachev
Arman Tsarukyan
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik
Apr 20, 2019
14
13
4
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Islam Makhachev
Jul 28, 2018
7
7
0
1
0
1
0
2
R1 Submission
Win
Islam Makhachev
Jan 20, 2018
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Islam Makhachev
Feb 11, 2017
13
43
0
5
1
0
0
12
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Islam Makhachev
Sep 17, 2016
5
12
0
4
2
2
4
7
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Islam Makhachev
Oct 3, 2015
3
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Islam Makhachev
Leo Kuntz
May 23, 2015
32
7
3
0
1
0
3
0
R2 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: I’m training all aspects of martial arts every day of my life

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 10 years old, just for self-defense and to be strong.

What ranks and titles have you held? Combat sambo World and European champion, four-time Russian champ.

Do you have any heroes? Muslim Amiraslanov

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a chance to make a big statement to the whole world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Dagestan State University. Athletic faculty

What was your job before you started fighting? Student

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? International master of sport in combat sambo.

Favorite grappling technique: Twister submission

Favorite Striking technique: Jab

  • Pro since 2010
  • Coached by father of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Three wins by knockout, seven by submission (2 triangle, 2 RNC, 3 armbar)
  • On four fight winning streak
  • Seven first round finishes

Career

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