Islam Makhachev

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Islam Makhachev
Ислам Махачев
BornIslam Ramazanovich Makhachev
(1991-09-27) September 27, 1991 (age 27)
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
EthnicityLak
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[2]
186 lb (84 kg; 13.3 st) (walk around weight)[3]
DivisionLightweight
StyleSanda, Judo, Sambo
Fighting out ofMakhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
San Jose, California, United States
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy
Fight Spirit Team
Gadzhi Makhachev freestyle wrestling club
Old School Fighters
KHK MMA Team
Eagles MMA
TrainerAbdulmanap Nurmagomedov
RankInternational Master of Sport in Combat Sambo[4]
Years active2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins16
By knockout3
By submission7
By decision6
Losses1
By knockout1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Islam Makhachev
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's Combat Sambo
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 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,[5] and competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Early life[edit]

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.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

M-1 Global[edit]

Makhachev made his M-1 Global debut against Tengiz Khuchua on February 12, 2011 and won the fight via KO in the first round.[7]

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).[8]

Makhachev faced undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt[9] Rander Junio on August 21, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 41. He won via unanimous decision.[10]

Makhachev faced M-1 Global Yuri Ivlev on June 7, 2014 at M-1 Challenge 49. Islam dominated the fight, he softened up Ivlev with punches before finishing the fight by submission via armbar.[11]

On September 7, 2014, in his final bout for M-1 Global before signing with the UFC, Makhachev defeated Ivica Truscek via submission in the third round.[12]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On October 2, 2014, Makhachev signed a four-fight contract with the UFC.[13]

Makhachev submitted Leo Kuntz in the second round on May 23, 2015, at UFC 187.[14]

Makhachev lost by first-round technical knockout to Adriano Martins at UFC 192 on October 3, 2015.[15]

Makhachev was expected to face Drew Dober on April 16, 2016, at UFC on Fox 19.[16] 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.[17] USADA lifted the suspension of Makhachev after a hearing on July 2, 2016.[18]

Makhachev returned to face Chris Wade on September 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 94.[19] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Makhachev faced Nik Lentz on February 11, 2017, at UFC 208.[21] He won the fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–25, 30–25).[22]

Makhachev was expected to face Michel Prazeres on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115.[23] However, Makhachev pulled out of the fight in the beginning of August citing a religious reason, and he was replaced by Mads Burnell.[24]

Makhachev faced Gleison Tibau on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[25] He won the fight by knockout in 57 seconds in the first round.[26]

Makhachev faced Kajan Johnson on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[27]. 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.[28]

Makhachev was expected to face Francisco Trinaldo on January 26, 2019 at UFC 233.[29] 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.[30]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial artist[edit]

Sambo[edit]

  • Fédération Internationale Amateur de Sambo (FIAS)
    • 2016 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
  • World Combat Sambo Federation (not FIAS)
    • Combat Sambo World champion[32]
  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
    • Combat Sambo Russian National champion (four time)
  • All-Russian
    • Russian Nationals 2016 champion (World Team Trials-FIAS)

Grappling[edit]

  • UWW Russian Grappling Federation
    • North Caucasian Federal District 1st

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 187 Johnson vs. Cormier". UFC.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "Islam Makhachev". sherdog.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Islam Makhachev: "I never fight with Khabib for the UFC title"". life.ru. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Islam Makhachev - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Islam Makhachev will fight in the UFC". riadagestan.ru. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Radik Khuzin (2016-11-11). "Makhachev, Velimurad Alkhasov and Mokhnatkin won gold medal in World combat sambo". championat.com. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  7. ^ "M-1 Selection Ukraine 2010 - The Finals". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "M-1 Challenge 38 - Spring Battle". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Rander Junio is Brazilian BJJ national champ". mixfight.ru. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "M-1 Challenge 41". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "M-1 Challenge 49 'Battle in the mountains 3′ official results". m-1global.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "M-1 Challenge 51 results: Vasilevsky wins middleweigh title". sherdog.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "Islam in the UFC". mmaboxing.ru. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  14. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-05-23). "UFC 187 results: Islam Makhachev impresses in debut with submission of Leo Kuntz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-10-03). "UFC 192 results: Adriano Martins cracks Islam Makhachev for first-round knockout". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  16. ^ Staff (2016-02-18). "UFC on FOX 19 gets two new bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  17. ^ Critchfield, Tristen (2016-04-15). "Islam Makhachev tests positive for banned substance, UFC on Fox 19 bout canceled". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  18. ^ "USADA has canceled the temporary suspension of Islam Makhachev". worldofmma.ru. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  19. ^ Mark La Monica (2016-07-21). "Chris Wade to face Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night 94 in Texas". newsday.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  20. ^ Josh Stillman (2016-09-17). "Islam Makhachev stifles Chris Wade". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  21. ^ Danny Segura (2016-12-15). "Three new bouts added to UFC 208". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  22. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-02-11). "UFC 208 results: Islam Makhachev works over Nik Lentz for dominant unanimous decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  23. ^ Staff (2017-06-30). "Trio of fights set for UFC's return to Rotterdam". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  24. ^ DNA, MMA (2017-08-04). "Islam Makhachev out, Mads Burnell maakt UFC debuut in Rotterdam tegen Michel Prazeres". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  25. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-11-02). "Islam Makhachev vs. Gleison Tibau booked for UFC 220 in Boston". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  26. ^ "UFC 220 results: Islam Makhachev KOs Gleison Tibau in 57 seconds, calls out Kevin Lee". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  27. ^ "Islam Makhachev vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC on FOX card in Canada". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  28. ^ "UFC on FOX 30 prelim results and video: Makhachev submits Johnson, Dawodu dominates Arnett". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  29. ^ Staff (2018-11-06). "UFC 229 brawl participant Islam Makhachev booked vs. Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233l". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  30. ^ "Report: Alexander Hernandez steps in for Islam Makhachev against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  31. ^ "Fighter Stats". Fight Metric. Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  32. ^ "Islam Bio". mixfight.ru. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  33. ^ Sherdog.com. "Islam Makhachev MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-08.

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