Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev (born 27 September 1991) 

Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev is a Russian professional mixed martial artist and former Sambo competitor who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Makhachev was the combat sambo world champion at 74 kilograms in 2016.

As of November 2, 2021, he is #4 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

An ethnic Lak, Makhachev was born in Makhachkala and grew up in the remote village of Burshi 

Islam is a Muslim.

In the 2016 World Combat Sambo Championship, he won a gold medal. In the final match he won 7–0 over Valentin Benishev of Bulgaria.