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Islam Makhachev Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Islam Makhachev Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth September 27, 1991
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Green

Islam Makhachev is a Russian professional mixed martial artist and former combat sambo competitor who began competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2015. As of November of 2022, he was ranked number 4 in the UFC lightweight rankings. As of November of 2022, he had amassed an incredible 21-1 win-loss record in his professional mixed martial arts career. Before joining UFC in 2015, he had put together an undefeated winning streak of 11–0 and was unbeaten in more than 4 years competing in promotions such as Tsumada Fighting Championship, M-1 Selection Ukraine, ProFC: Union Nation Cup, Siberian Fighting Championship, Lion’s Fights, and M-1 Challenge. Other than 1 bout of these 11, which was held in Ukraine, the rest had all taken place in Russia.

Born Name

Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev

Nick Name

Islam

Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2022
Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2022 (Islam Makhachev / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia

Residence

Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia

Nationality

Russian

 

Occupation

Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Combat Sambo Competitor (Retired)

Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2022
Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2022 (Islam Makhachev / Instagram)

Weight(s)

Lightweight

Stance

Southpaw

Reach

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2022
Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2022 (Islam Makhachev / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Islam Makhachev reportedly got married on April 8, 2022, in a ceremony in Makhachkala, Dagestan. It had also been reported that the ceremony was conducted in a hotel with hundreds of guests present. However, as it is forbidden in his culture to reveal the face of the bride, not much information is available about her in the public domain.

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Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Lak (a Northeast Caucasian ethnic group native to an inland region known as Lakia within Dagestan) descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Sports a thick beard
  • Affable smile

Religion

Islam

Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022
Islam Makhachev as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022 (Islam Makhachev / Instagram)

Islam Makhachev Facts

  1. Born in Makhachkala, Islam Makhachev had grown up primarily in the remote village of Burshi. He had started getting trained in martial arts from a very young age and during his youth he used to train with future UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Their friendship sustained the test of time and they used to train together until Khabib retired from active competition in UFC.
  2. Before his professional mixed martial arts career kicked off in August 2010, he was a combat sambo (a Soviet martial art, an internationally-practiced combat sport, and a recognized style of amateur wrestling included in the World Wrestling Championships along with Greco-Roman wrestling and freestyle wrestling) competitor. He had returned to sambo briefly during his mixed martial arts career and had won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 74 kg category at the 2016 Sofia World Sambo Championships. In the final match of the tournament, he had defeated his opponent by a margin of 7–0.
  3. As of November of 2022, the only loss of his 22-bout professional mixed martial arts career had come against Adriano Martins. This was the 13th professional bout of his career and his 2nd in UFC.
  4. As of November of 2022, he had won 1 UFC Bonus Award – ‘Fight of the Night’ for his bout against Arman Tsarukyan in April 2019. A tough, long bout had ultimately fallen Islam Makhachev’s way via unanimous decision.
  5. As of November of 2022, he holds the record for the ‘least significant strikes absorbed per minute in UFC history’ (0.74).
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