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The next big thing in the UFC lightweight division is the 5 things you need to know about Islam Makhachev

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Islam Maxachev is the next big thing in the UFC lightweight division. The Dagestani grappler is recommended by MMA fans and experts to win light gold soon. Makhachev is often compared to his teammate and former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his brutal dominance over his opponents.

Islam Makhachev was praised by many who believed he would be the next Khabib Nurmagomedov. Although he can be a UFC lightweight champion in Islam, he needs to rise from the rankings to win the championship title. The next fight against Tiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 in the # 9 lightweight division could help him lift his 155-pound lead.

Before an important fight, let’s take a look at some interesting facts that UFC fans should know about Islam Makhachev.


# 5. Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov studied in the same school

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev | Image via Instagram @islam_makhachev Maxachev said:

“I think Habib, because … they come between rounds (and) they have a minute. Habib (Xavier) says, ‘Hey, I have 30 seconds, I’ll say what I want, but you’re next.’ But, you know?” , Habib has more experience in this game, so I think he understands more. “

From childhood, Makhachev and Khabib were like brothers and they are clearly close to each other. Their close relationship is clear because of how the “eagle” relates to his partner during his battles celebrates the winners.

Also read: UFC Vegas 31: 5 titles to look out for.

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