Biography(references)An ethnic Lak, Makhachev was born in Makhachkala and grew up in the remote village of Burshi , where he trained and competed in combat sambo. In the 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship, he won a gold medal. In the final match he won 7–0 over Valentin Benishev of Bulgaria.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: UFC Lightweight Championship (One time, current)
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Arman Tsarukyan
UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Charles Oliveira
UFC: Least significant strikes absorbed per minute in UFC history (0.95)
UFC: Fourth longest win streak in UFC Lightweight division history (10)
ProFC: ProFC Union National Cup
MMAjunkie.com: 2021 March Submission of the Month vs. Drew Dober
MMAjunkie.com: 2021 October Submission of the Month vs. Dan Hooker
MMAjunkie.com: 2022 October Submission of the Month vs. Charles Oliveira
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)
All-Russian: Russian Nationals 2016 champion (World Team Trials-FIAS)
UWW Russian Grappling Federation: North Caucasian Federal District 1st
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