Islam Makhachev Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Islam Makhachev is an up-and-coming fighter in the Lightweight division in the UFC. Also known as Khabib’s protege, he is a great prospect and seen as a potential champion in the years to come. 

Over the years, Makhachev (20-1-0) has slowly made a name for himself in the Lightweight division. However, the Dagestani fighter is only 30 years of age, meaning that he still has every promising career ahead of him. Moreover, with a champion like Khabib guiding the young fighter, he is sure to find success in his endeavors. 

In addition to building his hype and dominating his opponents, Makhachev has also gained a lot of wealth. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine what are Islam Makhachev career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Islam Makhachev of Russia punches Thiago Moises of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on July 17, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Islam’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Dan Hooker are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Islam Makhachev Career Earnings

Davi Ramos (R) of Brazil and Islam Makhachev of Russia fight in their lightweight bout at the UFC 242 mixed martial arts tournament. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter ResultBase SalaryWin BonusPerformance BonusIncentive Pay/SponsorshipTotal 
Thiago MoisesW$90,000$90,000$6,000$186,000
Drew DoberW$50,000$50,000$5,000$105,000
Davi RamosW$30,000$30,000$5,000$65,000
Arman TsarukyanW$30,000$30,000$50,000$5,000$115,000
Kajan JohnsonW$25,000$25,000$5,000$55,000
Gleison TibauW$25,000$25,000$5,000$55,000
Nik LentzW$15,000$15,000$5,000$35,000
Chris WadeW$12,000$12,000$2,500$26,500
Adriano MartinsL$12,000 $2,500$14,500
Leo KuntzW$10,000$10,000$2,500$22,500

Total UFC Earnings: $679,500 ($679.5k) 

A Glance at Islam Makhachev Asset Accumulation

NameIslam Makhachev
Age30 years old (Born 1991)
Net Worth$800,000 (approx.)
Salary$186,000 (last fight vs Thiago Moises)
Source of WealthUFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements Reebok, Venum, GoFLX,, and more
Endorsement Earnings$100,000
Marital Status Unmarried
Residence Makhachkala, Russia

What is Islam Makhachev Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Islam Makhachev’s Net Worth sits at around $800,000 in 2021. For the most part, Makhachev makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Russian fighter is sponsored by Venum, GoFLX,, and more

As mentioned above, Islam’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $679,500. However, Islam began his career in Russia and fought in promotions like M-1, Pro FC, SFC, and TFC. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, the Russian’s earnings from MMA amount to about $700,000. 

With his career still blooming, the 30-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing, making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Makhachev’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, Khabib’s protege will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Dan Hooker at UFC 267. 

Dipayan Moitra

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Dipayan Moitra is a combat sports writer and reporter covering UFC, WWE, and Boxing for


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