Islam Makhachev will enter the octagon in three days to defend his lightweight title against Alexander Volkanovski and his goal is to eliminate the Australian.
The Dagestani mixed martial artist is famous for his exceptional wrestling skills, while his Australian octagon opponent is known for his exceptional repartee. So the question on everyone’s mind is: Who will win?
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🇷🇺 Islam Makhachev vs. Alex Volkanovksi 🇦🇺
Who do you have? 👀
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Islam, who has threatened Volkanovski that he will be the new number one pound for pound at the RAC Arena next Sunday, while Volkanovski believes that no one in the world can stop him from being a double champion at this very moment.
In October 2016, Islam defeated Charles Oliveira by submission to win the Lightweight title, despite Oliveira’s reputation as the top submission artist in the UFC. According to Islam, Volkanovski’s clout or clout will not do anything to him this time either.
“I can be more aggressive (without worrying about KO or his power). My dream is to turn him off. I think there will be a finish in the second or third round,” said Makhachev
Islam Makhachev is the nicest trash talker ever pic.twitter.com/FidRvJFT1B
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The Russian fighter will not have his mentor and friend Khabib Nurmagomedov, the former lightweight champion, on his side during this game. Islam has stated on several occasions that the eagle’s absence will be felt, but Khabib’s advice will prevail with him.
Makhachev is aiming to continue his winning streak and successfully defend his title, but achieving those goals will not be easy. Volkanovski, also known as “The Great”, is the current featherweight champion of the world and the fight will also take place in his backyard.
It’s time to find out which champion from two different weight classes will emerge victorious at UFC 284.
https://www.sportszion.com/my-dream-is-to-knock-him-out-islam-makhachev-predicts-finishing-bout-vs-alexander-volkanovski-in-second-or-third-round-at-ufc-284/ My dream is to knock him out,” Islam Makhachev predicts in the final fight against Alexander Volkanovski “in the second or third round” at UFC 284