|Born||Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev|
September 27, 1991
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) |
186 lb (84 kg; 13.3 st) (walk around weight)
|Style||Sanda, Judo, Sambo|
|Fighting out of||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia |
San Jose, California, United States
|Team||American Kickboxing Academy |
Fight Spirit Team
Gadzhi Makhachev freestyle wrestling club
Old School Fighters
KHK MMA Team
|Rank||International Master of Sport in Combat Sambo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Men's Combat Sambo|
|2016 Sofia||-74 kg|
Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev (Russian: Ислам Рамазанович Махачев; born September 27, 1991) is a Russian mixed martial artist, judoka and sambo competitor of Lak origin. He is a Combat Sambo World Champion, and competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Islam was born in Makhachkala, Dagestan of Lak ethnicity. He trained and competed in combat sambo. In 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship he won a gold medal, in the final match he won 7–0 over Valentin Benishev of Bulgaria.
Mixed martial arts career
In his second fight for the promotion, Makhachev faced Mansour Barnaoui, on April 9, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 38. He won via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27,30–27).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Makhachev was expected to face Drew Dober on April 16, 2016, at UFC on Fox 19. After the weigh ins, the UFC announced that Makhachev had failed an out-of-competition drug screening, testing positive for the banned anti-ischemic meldonium. The match was cancelled. USADA lifted the suspension of Makhachev after a hearing on July 2, 2016.
Makhachev was expected to face Michel Prazeres on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115. However, Makhachev pulled out of the fight in the beginning of August citing a religious reason, and he was replaced by Mads Burnell.
Makhachev faced Kajan Johnson on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.. Makhachev took Johnson down in the first round, where he worked to mount and secured the armbar, forcing Johnson to tap; giving Makhachev a submission victory.
Makhachev was expected to face Francisco Trinaldo on January 26, 2019 at UFC 233. However, it was reported on November 11, 2018 Makhachev pulled out from the event due to undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Alexander Hernandez.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial artist
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Least significant strikes absorbed per minute, in UFC history (0.74)
- ProFC Union National Cup
- Fédération Internationale Amateur de Sambo (FIAS)
- 2016 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
- World Combat Sambo Federation (not FIAS)
- Combat Sambo World champion
- Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
- Combat Sambo Russian National champion (four time)
- Russian Nationals 2016 champion (World Team Trials-FIAS)
- UWW Russian Grappling Federation
- North Caucasian Federal District 1st
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||16 wins||1 loss|
|Win||16–1||Kajan Johnson||Submission (armbar)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||1||4:43||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||15–1||Gleison Tibau||KO (punch)||UFC 220||January 20, 2018||1||0:57||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||14–1||Nik Lentz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 208||February 11, 2017||3||5:00||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||13–1||Chris Wade||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson||September 17, 2016||3||5:00||Hidalgo, Texas, United States|
|Loss||12–1||Adriano Martins||KO (punch)||UFC 192||October 3, 2015||1||1:46||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–0||Leo Kuntz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 187||May 23, 2015||2||2:38||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–0||Ivica Trušček||Submission (inverted triangle choke)||M-1 Challenge 51||September 7, 2014||3||4:45||Saint Petersburg, Russia||Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.|
|Win||10–0||Yuri Ivlev||Submission (armbar)||M-1 Challenge 49||June 7, 2014||1||1:49||Ingushetia, Russia|
|Win||9–0||Rander Junio||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 41||August 21, 2013||3||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||8–0||Mansour Barnaoui||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 38||April 9, 2013||3||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Anatoly Kormilkin||Submission (armbar)||Lion's Fights 2||September 2, 2012||1||3:17||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Migel Grigoryan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Siberian Fighting Championship 1||December 15, 2011||1||4:25||Tomsk, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Vladimir Egoyan||Decision (split)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup Final||July 2, 2011||2||5:00||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Magomed Ibragimov||Submission (triangle choke)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 5||July 1, 2011||2||3:15||Tsumadinsky, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Martiros Grigoryan||TKO (punches)||ProFC: Union Nation Cup 15||May 6, 2011||1||2:52||Simferopol, Russia|
|Win||2–0||Tengiz Khuchua||KO (punch)||M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010: The Finals||February 12, 2011||2||0:30||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||1–0||Magomed Bekbolatov||Decision (unanimous)||Tsumada Fighting Championship 4||August 1, 2010||2||5:00||Tsumadinsky, Russia|
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- "Report: Alexander Hernandez steps in for Islam Makhachev against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
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