Islam Makhachev Net Worth 2024, Fighting Career and Endorsements

Islam Makhachev is one the most dominant fighters in the UFC's lightweight division. Find more details about his career and personal life.

Islam Makhachev Net Worth 2024, Fighting Career and Endorsements

Islam Makhachev has a decent net worth (via Imago)

NameIslam Makhachev
Net WorthAround $1 million
ResidenceMakhachkala, Russia
Sources of WealthMMA
MMA record24-1
EndorsementsAl Hadaya
Last Updated2024

Islam Makhachev is one of the most talked-about lightweights in the UFC. The Russian is the reigning lightweight champion in the UFC. With 24 wins and just one loss, the lightweight champion can surpass his mentor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, if he keeps up his good performances. Islam Makhachev has a decent net worth, all thanks to his impressive performances inside the octagon.


The Dagestani fighter waited in the wings until his mentor retired to take over the lightweight division. He has more finishes in the UFC than his Khabib. Here is everything you need to know about Islam Makhachev, including his net worth, salary, MMA career, and personal life.

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Islam Makhachev Net Worth 2024

Islam Makhachev’s net worth is an impressive $1 million thanks to his largely successful and quite long UFC career. For his fight against Drew Dober at UFC 259, Makhachev took home $105,000. However, his biggest payday before the title fight came at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik. The Russian beat Arman Tsarukyan unanimously, which saw both the fighters win the Fight of The Night Bonuses. Makhachev took home $109,000 that night.

Islam Makachev net worth
Islam Makhachev (via MMA Fighting)

Makhachev started dominating his competition since Khabib retired in 2020. He fought Dan Hooker at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. Makhachev earned $131,000 for the fight, not including the performance bonus. In early 2022, he fought Bobby Green in the main event of a Fight Night event. Makhachev earned nearly $200,000 for the fight.

His biggest paydays came during his title fights. He fought Charles Oliveira at UFC 280. Makhachev earned north of $1 million in his title victory. It became the biggest payday of his career. At UFC 284, he defended the title against Alexander Volkanovksi. He earned more than $1 million again for the fight. Makhachev could rake in over a million if he continues to hold on to the title.

Islam Makhachev MMA career

All of Makhachev’s first 11 fights were fought in Russia. He made his debut on the 1st of August, 2010, at Tsumada Fighting Championship, facing Magomedov Bekbolatov. Makhachev made an astonishing start to his career, winning all of his first 11 fights.

Following his impressive performances in Russia, he was roped in by the UFC. Makhachev made his UFC debut on the 23rd of May in 2015. He took on Leo Kuntz and needed just two rounds to submit him. He then suffered his very first loss in his MMA career, in a knockout loss to Adriano Martins at UFC 192 on the 3rd of October 2015.

Islam Makhachev
Islam Makhachev (via MMA Fighting)

In the beginning, his UFC career remained in the shadows of his mentor, Khabib. However, after Khabib’s retirement in 2020, Makhachev rose to claim the spot left by his mentor. From March 2021 to February 2022, he fought four times. He finished all his opponents to become the No. 1 contender for the title. He submitted Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 to become the new lightweight champion. Since then, he defended his title once at UFC 284 against the featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski.

Islam Makhachev’s Personal Life

There is not much known about Makhachev’s parents or girlfriend. The Dagestani’s are usually private when it comes to their personal life. However, Makhachev is believed to be single and not dating anyone. But his parents’ information is unknown, nor has he made it public.

Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov

Makhachev is close friends with Khabib Nurmagomedov and co. He often hangs out with them, be it at the American Kickboxing Academy Gym or in Dagestan. Makhachev is interested in mountain biking as he goes on a ride when not fighting.


What is Islam Makhachev’s net worth?

Makhachev has a net worth of $1 million.

Q. Where does Islam Makhachev train?

Makhachev trains at the American Kickboxing Academy, run by coach Javier Mendez.

What is Islam Makhachev’s MMA record?

Makhachev has an MMA record of 24 wins and one loss.

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