Islam Makhachev Stats: Is He Superhuman? Maybe

Islam Makhachev Stats

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is one of the most dominant fighters in the current UFC roster. The 32-year-old from Dagestan has impressive stats that only a few fighters in the history of the promotion can match.

Makhachev has fought 26 times as a professional mixed martial artist as of April 7, 2024. He owns an excellent record of 25-1 with 5 of his wins coming by way of knockout and 11 via submission. His only loss came at the hands of Adriano Martins who knocked him out inside the first round of their UFC 192 bout at the Toyota Center in Houston way back on October 3, 2015.

Since that defeat, Makhachev has won thirteen consecutive bouts inside the UFC Octagon with 7 of those victories coming by way of stoppage. Six out of Islam’s last seven bouts did not go to the scorecards, including four via submission and two by knockout. His last two wins came against former featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. 

According to the UFC’s official stats keeper, Makhachev lands an average of 2.46 significant strikes per per minute at a 60% accuracy. He also absorbs 1.27 significant strikes per minute with a strike defense of 61%. Islam averages 3.17 takedowns per 15 minutes with an accuracy of 60%. He has excellent takedown defense at 90% and average submission attempt of 1.0 per three rounds.

Makhachev’s current winning streak of 13 is tied for the third-longest in UFC history. With a record of 14-1, he also owns the second-highest winning percentage in UFC history. His 1.24 strikes absorbed per minute is also tied with Matt Serra for the fewest by a fighter in the lightweight division. Makhachev’s 61.3% strike accuracy is also the highest in the history of the UFC’s 155-pound division.