Tag: islam makhachev

April 8, 2021

Is Islam Makhachev better than Khabib?

Islam Makhachev is one of the most talented and underrated fighters in the UFC’s lightweight division. The Dagestani fighter is currently ranked as #5 in the lightweight rankings following his dominant victories over Drew Dober and Thiago Moses. As of now, Makhachev has a professional record of 20-1 and is undefeated since 2015 while riding […]

March 7, 2021

Is Islam Makhachev related to Khabib?

Islam Makhachev is a mixed martial artist from Dagestan, Russia. Currently, Makhachev is a #14 ranked in the UFC’s lightweight rankings. Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov are training partners and they are often seen together which makes a lot of people think that Makhachev is related to Khabib. How accurate is this statement? As a […]

January 25, 2021

Khabib’s coach revealed who can defeat Khabib

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach, Javier Mendez, recently spoke to the Russian press and revealed the name of the UFC fighter that can hypothetically beat the undefeated UFC lightweight champion. According to Mendez, Khabib’s teammate and training partner Islam Makhachev is the fighter that would have the best chance to beat Nurmagomedov in the UFC if they […]

January 23, 2020

Islam Makhachev vs Diego Ferreira fight in the works?

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and head coach of the Dagestan’s gym Eagles MMA, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, announced to the Russian press that Islam Makhachev vs Diego Ferreira fight is “currently in the works for an event in Brazil”. According to Nurmagomedov, this fight will be officially announced in the near future. Islam Makhachev’s manager, Rizvan Magomedov, on […]

January 19, 2020

Who will Islam Makhachev fight next?

UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 2020: Islam Makhachev in his next fight will face former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 254 event on the same card as Khabib vs Gaethje fight. Their fight will take place on October 24th on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. A few days ago […]

October 2, 2019

Islam Makhachev signed a new contract with the UFC

Islam Makhachev, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lifetime friend, teammate and sparring partner, signed a new contract with the UFC organization. Makhachev’s new deal is a 4-fight agreement and according to Islam “financial terms of the contract are a lot better than expected”. In his latest interview, Makhachev also stated that up until now he basically didn’t save […]

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