The rising star in the UFC lightweight division, Islam Makhachev has made a huge impact in the MMA world so far. He was already a well-known name in the MMA community as he has been a long-time training partner of the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
However, ever since his UFC debut, Islam Makhachev has been able to build his own legacy with 8 wins in his 9 UFC fights. Though he does not have an unbeaten record as Khabib does he is equally dominant inside the UFC octagon.
Former UFC champions such as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier even claim that Islam Makhachev will soon be the UFC lightweight champion.
Though Makhachev has not faced any top-ranked UFC lightweights yet he certainly has showcased the skillset to become a top contender in the division.
It’s needless to say that as Makhachev rises in the rankings and potentially wins the lightweight title he will start getting the big fight purse that his mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov once got in his UFC journey. But, for now, let’s have a look at how much Makhachev earns for his UFC fights.
Fight Purses of Islam Makhachev in the UFC
Islam Makhachev made his UFC debut at UFC 187 against Leo Kuntz. For his submission win over Luntz, Makhachev earned a purse of $20,000($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus).
Makhachev suffered the first loss of his career in his second UFC bout in a fight against Adriano Martins and earned a fight purse of $14,500(including $2,500 sponsorship bonus).
Since Makhachev has been a part of some huge UFC PPVs such as UFC 208. UFC 220, UFC 242, and UFC 259, his fight purse has only grown over the years. Below are his earnings for these PPVs.
UFC 208 Holm vs GDR: For his win over Nik Lentz, Makhachev earned a fight purse of $30,000.
UFC 220 Miocic vs Ngannou 1: For his first-round KO win over Gleison Tibau, Makhahchev earned a fight purse of $37,000.
UFC 242(Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier: For his decision win over Davi Ramos in Abu Dhabi, Islam Makhachev earned $63,000 (including 2500 fight week incentive)
UFC 259 Blachowicz vs Adesanya: For his dominant win over Drew Dober, Makhachev earned the biggest fight purse of his career of $105,000(including $5,000 fight week incentive).
UFC Vegas 31: Islam Makhachev earned a stagerring $90,000 as base pay for his incredible submission win over Thiago Moises inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The total estimated career earning of Islam Makhachev from his UFC fight is around $550,500 as per if we accumulate his total earning inside the UFC Octagon.