Stats & Records
Fight Win Streak
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2010
- Was coached by father of retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
- Four wins by knockout, 11 by submission (2 triangle, 3 RNC, 3 armbar, 2 arm triangle, kimura)
- On 12 fight winning streak
- Nine first round finishes
UFC 284 (2/11/23) Makhachev won a five round unanimous decision over Alexander Volkanovski to retain his UFC lightweight title
UFC 280 (10/22/22) Makhachev submitted Charles Oliveira via arm triangle choke to win the vacant UFC lightweight championship
UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Makhachev stopped Bobby Green via strikes at 3:23 of the first round
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Makhachev submitted Dan Hooker via kimura at 2:25 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (7/17/21) Makhachev submitted Thiago Moises via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the fourth round
UFC 259 (3/6/21) Makhachev submitted Drew Dober via arm triangle choke at 1:37 of the third round
UFC 242 (9/7/19) Makhachev won a three round unanimous decision over Davi Ramos
UFC Fight Night (4/20/19) Makhachev won a three round unanimous decision over Arman Tsarukyan
UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Makhachev submitted Kajan Johnson via armbar at 4:43 of the first round
UFC 220 (1/20/18) Makhachev knocked out Gleison Tibau at :57 of the first round
UFC 208 (2/11/17) Makhachev won a three round unanimous decision over Nik Lentz
UFC Fight Night (9/17/16) Makhachev won a three round unanimous decision over Chris Wade
UFC 192 (10/3/15) Makhachev was knocked out by Adriano Martins at 1:46 of the first round
UFC 187 (5/23/15) Makhachev submitted Leo Kuntz via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the second round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 10 years old, just for self-defense and to be strong.
What ranks and titles have you held? Combat sambo World and European champion, four-time Russian champ.
Do you have any heroes? Muslim Amiraslanov
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a chance to make a big statement to the whole world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Dagestan State University. Athletic faculty
What was your job before you started fighting? Student
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? International master of sport in combat sambo.
Favorite grappling technique: Twister submission
Favorite Striking technique: Jab