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  Result Base Salary Win Bonus Performance Bonus Incentive Pay/Sponsorship Total 
Thiago Moises W $90,000 $90,000 $6,000 $186,000
Drew Dober W $50,000 $50,000 $5,000 $105,000
Davi Ramos W $30,000 $30,000 $5,000 $65,000
Arman Tsarukyan W $30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $5,000 $115,000
Kajan Johnson W $25,000 $25,000 $5,000 $55,000
Gleison Tibau W $25,000 $25,000 $5,000 $55,000
Nik Lentz W $15,000 $15,000 $5,000 $35,000
Chris Wade W $12,000 $12,000 $2,500 $26,500
Adriano Martins L $12,000   $2,500 $14,500
Leo Kuntz W $10,000 $10,000 $2,500 $22,500

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

A Glance at Islam Makhachev Asset Accumulation

Name Islam Makhachev
Age 30 years old (Born 1991)
Net Worth $800,000 (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $186,000 (last fight vs Thiago Moises)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, GoFLX,, and more
Endorsement Earnings $100,000
Marital Status  Unmarried
Residence  Makhachkala, Russia
Charities N/A

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. 

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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