Islam Makhachev is a Russian professional mixed martial artist, he was born in Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR of Lak ethnicity. Initially, he trained and competed in combat sambo and even won the 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship. During the time of writing, he fought 20 professional fights with 19 wins and 1 loss. Now, he is ranked number 9 in the UFC lightweight rankings.
What is Islam Makhachev Net Worth?
Islam Makhachev Net Worth
$500k to $800K USD
Islam Makhachev started his career in combat sambo, it’s a Soviet martial art, in 2016 he won the gold medal in the World Combat Sambo Championship and fought against Valentin Benishev of Bulgaria. On February 12, 2011, Makhachev made his M-1 Global debut against Tengiz Khuchua and won the fight in the first round via KO, then Makhachev faced Mansour Barnaoui on April 9, 2013, and won the fight with a unanimous decision, and in the third fight he faced Rander Junio and won via unanimous decision. Later, his fourth fight was held on June 7, 2014 against Yuri Ivlev, Islam won the fight via submission armbar and before making it into the UFC his final match was against Ivica Truscek on September 7, 2014, where Makhachev defeated his opponent in the third round. In conclusion, Islam Makhachev won all the fight in the M-1 Global. On October 2, 2014, Islam signed a four-fight contract with the UFC, on May 23, 2015, he faced Leo Kuntz in the UFC 187 held at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, Islam defeated Leo in the second round via rear-naked choke submission, then in the second fight he lost to Adriano Martins via KO, this is the first loss in his professional career. On September 17, 2016, he faced Chris Wade and won the fight with a unanimous decision. Later, he faced Nik Lentz in the UFC 208 also won the fight with a unanimous decision, January 20, 2018, Islam faced Gleison Tibau in the UFC 220 and won the fight in the first round via KO, and on July 28th he won against Kajan Johnson in the very first round via armbar submission. In 2019, Islam Makhachev faced Arman Tsarukyan and Davi Ramos, where he won both the fight in round 3 by unanimous decision. On March 6, 2021, he faced Drew Dober in the UFC 259 and won the fight via an arm-triangle choke. On July 18th, 2021, Islam is set to face Thiago Moises.
Islam Makhachev earned $105,000 in a fight against Drew Dober, in 2019 he made around $109,000 fighting Arman Tsarukyan. Till now, Islam Makhachev has earned around $400k from UFC, the estimated Net Worth of Islam Makhachev is between $500k to $800K USD.
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