Islam Makhachev, 27, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia was one of the winners at “UFC 242.” It was his seventh victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
On September 7, 2019, the UFC was at The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for “UFC 242,” which featured 13 mixed martial arts matches. In the 11th bout of the evening, Makhachev fought Davi “The Tasmanian Devil” Ramos, 32, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the lightweight division.
Peter Hickmott served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight contest was left in the hands of the judges.
In the end, Hickmott raised the hand of Makhachev. The Russian contender was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Before facing Ramos at “UFC 242,” Makhachev defeated six opponents in the UFC. They were Leo “The Lion” Kuntz, 35, of North Dakota, USA; Chris “The Long Island Killer” Wade, 31, of New York, USA; Nik “The Carny” Lentz, 35, of Minnesota, USA; Gleison Tibau, 36, of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; Kajan “Ragin” Johnson, 35, of British Columbia, Canada; and Arman Tsarukyan, 22, of Khabarovsk, Russia.
Winning at “UFC 242” improved the professional MMA record of Makhachev to 18 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Ramos now has 10 wins and 3 losses.
Born in Makhachkala on September 27, 1991, Makhachev is of Lak origin. He grew up with his fellow Dagestani fighter, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 30.
In the main event of “UFC 242,” Nurmagomedov successfully defended his belt from then reigning interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, of Coconut Creek, Florida, USA. The Dagestani champion submitted his American challenger via rear-naked choke in the third round.
Makhachev is a judoka and a Combat Sambo World Champion. As an MMA fighter, her has been competing professionally since 2010 and joined the UFC in 2015.
Before joining the UFC, Makhachev competed in Tsumada Fighting Championship, M-1 Global, ProFC, Siberian Fighting Championship and Lion’s Fights. Meanwhile, watch the complete “UFC 242” post-fight press conference here: