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Islam Makhachev of Russia poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC 267 event at Etihad Arena on October 30, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)
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Becoming A Fighter With Megan Olivi | Islam Makhachev

Hear Islam Makhachev's Story On This Episode Of Becoming A Fighter With Megan Olivi

Although Islam Makhachev’s dominance in the UFC has led him to a title fight, he still cannot halt comparisons to his mentor: UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

But Islam does not mind the comparisons. In fact, he is the first one to credit everyone from his teammates and coaches to his family and former employers for his success. 

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Even with world-class help, what drove Islam to walk the long, hard path to UFC glory? And why did everyone around him see something special in him? 

Hear Islam Makhachev's story below on this episode of Becoming A Fighter with Megan Olivi.

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UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev took place live from Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on October 22, 2022. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass!

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