Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev is a former Sambo competitor and professional mixed martial artist from Russia. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Lightweight division, where he is the current UFC Lightweight Champion.
Islam Makhachev has a wife and is reportedly married according to several reports.
Who is Islam Makhachev wife?
The name of his wife is unknown, however, Makhachev is said to have married on April 8, 2021, in Makhachkala, Dagestan.
Islam Makhachev has been able to keep his personal life private and revealed little about his marriage.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tughukov, both UFC fighters, reportedly attended the ceremony. However, any other information about the bride is currently unavailable.
Islam Makhachev wedding video
More details about Islam Makhachev
Makhachev was born in Makhachkala and spent his childhood in the remote village of Burshi, where he trained and competed in combat sambo.
He won gold at the 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship. He defeated Bulgarian Valentin Benishev 7-0 in the final.
UFC Lightweight Champion
On October 22, 2022, Makhachev faced Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 280. Makhachev won the fight and the title in the second round by arm-triangle choke after punching Oliveira down. He received the Performance of the Night bonus as a result of this win.
Makhachev was awarded the Order “For Merit to the Republic of Dagestan” in November 2022 for his achievements in martial arts.
Makhachev will make his first title defense against current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 28 on February 12, 2023.
Islam Makhachev Net Worth
As of 2022, Makhachev net worth is approximately $800,000.
According to The Sports Daily and MMA Salaries, his UFC career earnings total $918,500. His biggest payday came from afight, which he won against Bobby Green for a whopping $211,000.