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Islam Makhachev


Win Rate
96 %
Finish Rate
65 %
Decision Win %
100 %

Islam Makhachev

5' 10 (178 cm)
70 in. (5' 10/179 cm)
Russian Federation
Main Division
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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