- September 27, 1991
Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev is a Russian professional mixed martial artist, from the Republic of Dagestan. He currently fights in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev has won six straight fights heading into his UFC 259 matchup with Drew Dober. The Dagestan product is a longtime friend and training partner of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
There’s something profound realizing that you represent a village, a region, a city, or a country and that people are not only supporting you but looking forward to your development and journey. There is definitely something in that process which money can’t buy and training can’t provide.