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Rafael dos Anjos says Islam Makhachev should've defended vs. 'a real challenge,' not Alexander Volkanovski

Rafael dos Anjos is not too fond of the UFC’s upcoming title bout at 155 pounds.
The former lightweight champion would’ve like to seen titleholder Islam Makhachev defend the belt against …read more

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Coach Javier Mendez: Islam Makhachev's size and grappling will be too much for Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

Javier Mendez knows he’s got a tough task ahead, but he also knows that his team will have the upper hand.
The Team Eagle and American Kickboxing Academy coach is well …read more

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Rogan discusses Makhachev vs. Volkanovski

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 280. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The UFC color commentator is weighing in on the upcoming …read more

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Joe Rogan: Islam Makhachev has probably never fought anybody as quick as Alexander Volkanovski

Joe Rogan wonders if Islam Makhachev can handle Alexander Volkanovski’s speed.
Lightweight champion Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) will make his first title defense against Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) in …read more

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Why Israel Adesanya is betting the house on 'crafty' Alexander Volkanovski to beat Islam Makhachev

Israel Adesanya expects Alexander Volkanovski to be able to handle Islam Makhachev’s strength.
Featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) will move up a weight class to challenge lightweight champ Makhachev …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski launches UFC 284 ‘Double Champ Camp’ series

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will move up to the lightweight division at UFC 284 to try and win the lightweight title from Islam Makhachev.

Ahead of the February 12 champion vs. …read more

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Israel Adesanya: I’d Bet My House On Alexander Volkanovski At UFC 284

Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is extremely confident of his teammate Alexander Volkanovski’s chances at UFC 284. Having reigned supreme over the featherweight division since a 2019 victory over …read more

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Dariush Sends Volkanovski Advice For Makhachev Fight

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has sent some advice the way of featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski as he gears up for a likely showdown with Islam Makhachev. At UFC 280, …read more

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Yair Rodriguez reacts to UFC 284 interim title shot: ‘I kind of saw it coming, so I didn’t really care’

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Behind the scenes at UFC 277, Yair Rodriguez and his manager negotiated with Alexander Volkanovski and his team about a …read more

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Khabib States If Volkanovski Is Harder Fight For Makhachev Than Oliveira

Khabib Nurmagomedov and the rest of Islam Makhachev’s team have another tough test on their hands in Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev earned the UFC lightweight title by defeating Charles Oliveira at …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov predicts Islam Makhachev 'gonna finish this guy' Alex Volkanovski at UFC 284

TORONTO – Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks Alexander Volkanovski will present a threat to Islam Makhachev at UFC 284, but it won’t be enough.
Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC), the UFC featherweight titleholder, will …read more

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Video: Are you happy with UFC's handling of lightweight and featherweight titles?

So here’s the deal.
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski isn’t defending his title next as, instead, he’ll be going for champ-champ status when he challenged new lightweight champ Islam Makhachev for …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Surprises Some Of His “Biggest” Fans

Alexander Volkanovski is taking time to connect with fans. UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is getting ready for the biggest fight in his career so far but was able to …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski ‘more than OK’ with interim featherweight title fight at UFC 284

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UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will be chasing history in February, and before that fight with Islam Makhachev happens for …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski 'more than OK' with interim featherweight title fight at UFC 284

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t mind the UFC implementing an interim title.
Although Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) has been an active champion, the promotion created an interim title fight after “The …read more

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Josh Emmett thrilled about interim title fight with Yair Rodriguez, but focus still on Alexander Volkanovski: “That’s the champion”

UFC featherweight contender Josh Emmett still has his eyes on Alexander Volkanovski. ‘The Fighting Falmer’ has been out of action since his clash with Calvin Kattar in June. After 25 …read more

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Fights on Tap: Makhachev vs Volkanovski among 7 UFC bouts announced

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski following UFC 280. | Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Check out all the fights announced over the past week in the UFC, …read more

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Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett set for interim featherweight title fight at UFC 284

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Just before Alexander Volkanovski attempts to become the latest champ-champ, Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett will fight for an interim …read more

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UFC books interim featherweight title fight Josh Emmett vs. Yair Rodriguez for UFC 284

With the champion Alexander Volkanovski stepping up to challenge for the lightweight title at UFC 284, the UFC has booked an interim featherweight title bout on the same event.
Josh Emmett …read more

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Super fight! Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski official for UFC 284

Islam Makhachev when he defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

It will be champ versus champ in February. The …read more

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Islam Makhachev to Defend Lightweight Crown vs. Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

UFC featherweight title holder Alexander Volkanovski will make his bid to become a two-division champion in friendly territory. …read more

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MMA Twitter Reacts To Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski Announcement

The UFC is returning to Australia with a champ vs champ main event, as Islam Makhachev is set to face Alexander Volkanovski. From the moment it was revealed that featherweight …read more

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Volkanovski's bid for 2nd belt slated for UFC 284

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski’s chance at a second title will come at UFC 284 when he faces lightweight champ Islam Makhachev on Feb. 11. …read more

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Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski set for clash of champions at UFC 284

Alexander Volkanovski will have his opportunity to make history on home soil in February.
The UFC featherweight champion is set to take on newly-crowned lightweight champ Islam Makhachev in the main …read more

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Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski officially announced as UFC 284 main event

Islam Makhachev has his first title defense set. After Makhachev won the vacant title at UFC 280 with a submission win over Charles Oliveira, he called out featherweight champion, Alexander …read more

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Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski lightweight title fight official for UFC 284

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Less than a month after the lightweights faced off inside the octagon, the title fight between new champ Islam Makhachev …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski 'eating over 4,000 calories a day' to prep for Islam Makhachev

NEW YORK – Alexander Volkanovski has been putting on size in preparation for his move to lightweight.
UFC featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) is expected to challenge newly crowned …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski reveals plans to be active ahead of Islam Makhachev superfight: “I’m at my peak right now”

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski believes he’s in his prime, and he’s not going to waste it. ‘The Great’ has been out of action since his victory over Max Holloway …read more

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Volkanovski: Makhachev fight 'close' for UFC 284

UFC featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski said a superfight against lightweight champ Islam Makhachev is “close” to being finalized for UFC 284. …read more

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Volk Wants To ‘F—k Some People Up’ As Often As Possible

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“Bald Volk” truly is coming for everybody.
Alexander Volkanovski is seemingly lined up to challenge for Lightweight gold in Ultimate Fighting …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski responds to tweet exchange with Islam Makhachev, promises fight is going to happen 

Alexander Volkanovski couldn’t offer any definitive updates about his potential showdown with lightweight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 in Australia. But he promises the fight will happen as expected …read more

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Sonnen On Volkanovski/Islam: ‘Which Is Wrong, P4P Or Odds?’

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has pointed out what he perceives to be a contradiction following the release of opening odds for Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski. After the conclusion …read more

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Michael Chandler: Islam Makhachev should defend UFC title vs. a lightweight before Alexander Volkanovski

NEW YORK – Michael Chandler understands the booking.
The No. 1 and No. 3 pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC are lined up to square off in early 2023, with featherweight champion …read more

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Islam Makhachev tells UFC to ‘stop playing games,’ casts doubts on champ vs. champ match

Newly crowned lightweight champion Islam Makhachev called out featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski after his win over Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on October 22.

Volkanovski (25-1) is riding a 22-fight winning …read more

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Makhachev Casts Doubt On Volkanovski Fight In Australia

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While an Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski fight in Perth may have seemed like a done deal after UFC 280, …read more

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Islam Makhachev responds after Alex Volkanovksi casts doubt on potential super fight: “Enjoy your P4P first spot for now”

The hype is already starting to intensify around a massive super fight between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski for the lightweight strap. However, before the fight can even happen, contracts and …read more

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Hooker says Makhachev ‘in for a whole lot of trouble’ against Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski is the reigning UFC featherweight champion. | Photo by James Worsfold/Zuffa LLC

Is Islam Makhachev underestimating Alexander Volkanovski? If newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion …read more

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Yair Rodriguez rips Alexander Volkanovski for chasing lightweight title fight: “Are you a man of your word?”

Yair Rodriguez is not happy to see Alexander Volkanovski pursuing a lightweight title fight. At UFC 280, Volkanovski served as the backup fighter for the main event that saw the …read more

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Islam Makhachev Responds To Volkanovski’s Doubts

Islam Makhachev appears to be a man of his word when it comes to a possible fight against Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev captured the lightweight title against Charles Oliveira at UFC …read more

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Yair Rodriguez to UFC champ Alexander Volkanovski: 'Are you a man of your word?'

Yair Rodriguez wants a direct shot at the UFC featherweight title – not the interim.
With champion Alexander Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) looking to move up in weight and challenge …read more

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Dan Hooker: Islam Makhachev underestimating Alexander Volkanovski, 'really in for a whole lot of trouble'

Dan Hooker warns Islam Makhachev not to take Alexander Volkanovski lightly.
Immediately after submitting Charles Oliveira to claim the lightweight title at UFC 280, Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) called featherweight …read more

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Dariush Raises Doubts That Makhachev/Volk Will Actually Happen

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has explained why it would make sense for the promotion to avoid booking Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski next. While the first championship on the …read more

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Whittaker Names What People Are Overlooking In Volk/Makhachev

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has named one thing he believes people are overlooking about Alexander Volkanovski ahead of a likely showdown with Islam Makhachev. At UFC 280, the …read more

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‘Everyone’s getting dodgy wins’ - Allen unsure of UFC FW title picture

Arnold Allen at UFC Vegas 63. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Who’s next for Alexander Volkanovski? Allen is still unsure after what happened …read more

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Manager: Volkanovski Will Ruin His Legacy By Fighting Makhachev

The manager of newly crowned UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev believes that Alexander Volkanovski will “ruin his legacy” by fighting the Russian. At UFC 280, Makhachev added an 11th victory …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski guarantees he'll get back up if Islam Makhachev takes him down

Alexander Volkanovski vows he will give Islam Makhachev a hard time on the canvas.
UFC featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) was called into the octagon by Makhachev, who submitted Charles …read more

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Allen: Volkanovski Won’t Look Out Of Place Versus Makhachev

UFC featherweight contender Arnold Allen has assessed Alexander Volkanovski’s chances of achieving championship glory at lightweight. As well as the crowning of a new champion this past weekend, the 155-pound …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski impact on UFC featherweight division

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It appears as if UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will chase history and a second world title against Islam Makhachev …read more

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Dariush Reacts To Volk/Makhachev Exchange: “It Was A Bummer”

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has admitted that it ‘sucked’ to see newly crowned champion Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski appear to lock in their future matchup at UFC 280. …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski on Conor McGregor: 'I take that lightweight title, he knows there's an opportunity there'

Alexander Volkonvski thought his Twitter exchange with Conor McGregor was weird, but isn’t surprised that he took a shot at him.
After featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) and newly crowned …read more

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Henry Cejudo: Alexander Volkanovski needs 'a lot more than four months' to prep for Islam Makhachev

Henry Cejudo thinks Alexander Volkanovski needs a longer camp than he’s expected to have in order to prepare for Islam Makhachev.
UFC featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) is looking …read more

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Video: Breaking down potential Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski superfight

Following UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, the champion of the UFC’s lightweight division has a name, and it’s Islam Makhachev.
After submitting Charles Oliveira in the main event of the pay-per-view …read more

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Calvin Kattar roots for Alexander Volkanovski over Islam Makhachev: ‘He’s got a chance against everybody’

Calvin Kattar | Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Calvin Kattar has no issues with Alexander Volkanovski challenging for a second title. In fact, he’s rooting …read more

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Javier Mendez: Beneil Dariush deserves UFC title shot, but fans want Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski

American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez admits that Beneil Dariush should be next in line for a title shot but says that’s not how the UFC works.
Mendez cornered another …read more

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If UFC Were A True Sport, Volk Would Not Fight Makhachev

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While it has not yet been made official by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmakers, Alexander Volkanovski is in line to …read more

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Beneil Dariush explains why Alexander Volkanovski faces hard time vs. Islam Makhachev, other UFC lightweights

Beneil Dariush believes Alexander Volkanovski would be tested like never before against Islam Makhachev.
Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC), the reigning UFC featherweight champion, weighed in as a backup for this …read more

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UFC odds: Islam Makhachev opens as big favorite over Alexander Volkanovski for possible fight

Oddsmakers don’t love Alexander Volkanovski’s chances of becoming the UFC’s next simultaneous two-division champion.
Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC), the UFC featherweight champion, is expected to get the first crack at …read more

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Conor McGregor: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 'does 10 buys,' advises challenger how to win

Conor McGregor thinks Alexander Volkanovski needs to overwhelm Islam Makhachev with force in their potential champion-vs.-champion fight next year.
After Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) claimed the vacant lightweight belt against …read more

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Morning Report: Conor McGregor advises Alexander Volkanovski on how to beat Islam Makhachev: ‘Be a bowling ball’

Conor McGregor | Set Number: X162211 TK1

Conor McGregor continues to take shots at everyone around.
On Saturday, after Islam Makhachev submitted Charles Oliveira to claim …read more

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McGregor Offers Volkanovski LW Advice In Twisting Exchange

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor offered some advice for featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski during a relatively respectful exchange on social media. Following this past weekend’s UFC 280 pay-per-view event, …read more

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Islam Makhachev On Alexander Volkanovski: ‘This Guy’s So Small’

All signs are pointing to Islam Makhachev defending his lightweight title against Alexander Volkanovski, but he is not intimidated. Some were shocked to discover that featherweight champ and number one …read more

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Khabib To Volk: ‘We’re Going To Take Your Place, Brother’

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Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski is on tap in February 2023, and Khabib Nurmagomedov already knows how Islam will win. …read more

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White: ‘It looks like Volkanovski is next’ for Makhachev after UFC 280

Alexander Volkanovski confronts Islam Makhachev at UFC 280. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

It looks like Alexander Volkanovski is next for Islam Makhachev. Islam …read more

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Khabib Already Lays Out Exact Finish Of Makhachev/Volkanovski

Khabib Nurmagomedov knows exactly how his protégé Islam Makhachev will get it done against Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev was crowned the new UFC lightweight champion after impressively finishing Charles Oliveira at …read more

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Islam Makhachev targets Alexander Volkanovski’s No. 1 pound-for-pound spot: ‘I have to go to Australia and beat this guy’

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Islam Makhachev has checked off his championship goal. Now, he wants to be recognized as one of the best ever.
In …read more

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Prophecy completed at UFC 280, Islam Makhachev pieces together rest of story and how Alexander Volkanovski fits

ABU DHABI – Islam Makhachev has long surrounded himself with legendary counterparts. Now a champion in his own right, he has a specific legacy in mind.
The next in a long …read more

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Volkanovski Accepts Makhachev’s Challenge To Fight For Lightweight Title

It looks like Islam Makhachev’s first UFC lightweight title defense will be against the pound-for-pound king Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev captured the 155 lb. crown in impressive fashion in the UFC …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Islam Makhachev is No. 1 pound-for-pound, Alexander Volkanovski next fight

ABU DHABI – Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks Islam Makhachev is the best fighter and wants him to prove it against Alexander Volkanovski.
Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) captured the vacant lightweight title …read more

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White Reacts To Charles Oliveira’s Master Plan For Volkanovski

UFC President Dana White isn’t ruling out the possibility of Charles Oliveira’s plans for Alexander Volkanovski coming to fruition. Oliveira will face Islam Makhachev in the UFC 280 headliner today …read more

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Charles Oliveira’s wrestling coach expects him to ‘break’ Islam Makhachev, calls Alexander Volkanovski ‘very easy fight’

Alireza Noei and Charles Oliveira | Photo via Alireza Noei’s Instagram

Can Charles Oliveira stop Islam Makhachev’s relentless wrestling at UFC 280? For Alireza Noei, …read more

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VIDEO: Hasbulla 'destroys' Alexander Volkanovski then takes his UFC featherweight belt

Alexander Volkanovski has finally met his match.
For a long time, the UFC featherweight champion walked around as an unbeaten and dominant force in the UFC. However, all that changed quite …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski reveals his pick for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev

Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev face off ahead of their lightweight title showdown in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Alexander Volkanovski is …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski says UFC contacted him “late last night” about his weight: “Someone was struggling”

Alexander Volkanovski came all the way to Abu Dhabi to serve as a backup for the UFC 280 lightweight fight between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira. And while in the …read more

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Beneil Dariush opens up about losing title shot to Alexander Volkanovski, top lightweights avoiding him: “It’s all as crappy as it gets”

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has opened up about losing his possible title shot to Alexander Volkanovski. UFC 280 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira …read more

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Beneil Dariush: It ‘sucks’ losing title shot to Alexander Volkanovski, more ‘frustrating’ top lightweights keep avoiding me

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Beneil Dariush understood when he returned from injury that the UFC probably wasn’t going to rebook him against Islam Makhachev …read more

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Watch: Alexander Volkanovski And Islam Makhachev Meet In Abu Dhabi

Alexander Volkanovski came face to face with his possible opponent Islam Makhachev. UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is in Abu Dhabi for work. He is there to be the backup …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski down for Charles Oliveira's two-fight challenge, but not sure 'if it makes too much sense'

ABU DHABI – Alexander Volkanovski isn’t sure if Charles Oliveira’s plan is feasible, but he’s up for it.
Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC), who meets Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight …read more

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Charles Oliveira open to possible Alexander Volkanovski champ vs. champ fight — but on one condition

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Alexander Volkanovski is the backup fighter for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev and is expected to get a shot at …read more

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Charles Oliveira suggests drop to featherweight, challenge Alexander Volkanovski for his UFC title

ABU DHABI – To what may be a surprise to many, Charles Oliveira is not ruling out a return to the featherweight division.
The Brazilian expressed his interest in one day …read more

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Beneil Dariush Doubts Volkanovski Can Live Up To His Word

Beneil Dariush is not sure he believes in Alexander Volkanovski’s ability to follow through on his champ-champ promises. Dariush accepted his fight with Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280, under the …read more

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With win at UFC 280, Islam Makhachev open to defending title vs. 'short guy' Alexander Volkanovski in Australia

ABU DHABI – Islam Makhachev sees UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski as a potentially big fight.
Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) is the official backup for Makhachev’s vacant lightweight title fight …read more

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Charles Oliveira wants back-to-back fights with Alexander Volkanovski at 155 and 145

Alex Volkanovski has made it no secret that he’s on the hunt for the lightweight title most recently held by Charles Oliveira. But did he know that Charles Oliveira is …read more

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Volkanovski Predicts UFC 280 Main Event & Next Opponent

Alexander Volkanovski has predicted the UFC 280 main event winner and his next opponent. Vloging from Abu Dhabi, Alexander Volkanovski the UFC 280 main event. After a shut-out performance against …read more

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Beneil Dariush at peace with losing UFC 280 backup slot to Alexander Volkanovski: 'I put myself in everybody's shoes'

ABU DHABI – Initially fired up by the news of Alexander Volkanovski’s positioning as UFC 280 backup fighter, Beneil Dariush has made peace with the situation.
Throughout much of his training …read more

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Oliveira Reveals Grand Plans For Alexander Volkanovski

Top UFC lightweight Charles Oliveira is not only open to the idea of defending the title against Alexander Volkanovski, he also wants the featherweight king to return the favor. Before …read more

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‘He’s A Short Guy’

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Reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is preparing to fight at the UFC 280 pay-per-view (PPV) event in case something happens …read more

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Islam Makhachev details encounter with ‘short guy’ Alexander Volkanovski ahead of UFC 280   

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Islam Makhachev isn’t spending much time thinking about UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski right now, but that may change in …read more

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Henry Cejudo contemplating retirement after missing out on Alexander Volkanovski clash: “I’m full with my career”

Former dual-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo is once again considering retirement. ‘Triple C’ has been out of action since his win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in May 2020. …read more

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Dariush Reacts To Volkanovski UFC 280 Backup Selection

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush was frustrated when he heard Alexander Volkanovski got the UFC 280 backup role over him. Dariush will face Mateusz Gamrot on the UFC 280 main …read more

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Did Dana White really confirm Alexander Volkanovski would get the next lightweight title shot?

We’re days away from the big UFC 280 card in Abu Dhabi, which not only features two big title fights but could also decide who fights for those same titles …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski won't relax on UFC 280 replacement role until Oliveira vs. Makhachev begins

ABU DHABI – Even if Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev make weight for the UFC 280 headliner, Alexander Volkanovski won’t take his foot off the gas pedal.
Volkanovski, the current UFC featherweight …read more

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Dana White says ‘it makes sense’ for Alexander Volkanovski to get next lightweight title shot

The lightweight title is up for grabs at UFC 280 on Saturday when former champion Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev meet in the main event.

Ready to accept the …read more

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Dana White announces Alex Volkanovksi will fight for the UFC lightweight title next and that the winner of Yan vs. O’Malley will receive next bantamweight title shot

UFC President Dana White says Alexander Volkanovski will be getting the next shot at the UFC lightweight title. In the main event of UFC 280, the vacant lightweight title is …read more

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Dana White: 'It makes sense' Alexander Volkanovski will get lightweight title shot vs. UFC 280 main event winner

As UFC 280 looms large, Alexander Volkanovski finds himself in solid standing to soon get a crack at the lightweight title.
The current UFC featherweight champion, Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) …read more

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Javier Mendez says Islam Makhachev unbothered by Alexander Volkanovski being replacement fighter at UFC 280: “You could put whoever you want”

American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez and his pupil Islam Makhachev are set to fight anyone on Saturday. The Russian is set for the biggest fight of his career this …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski clears air on viral Hasbulla burger prank

Alexander Volkanovski, YouTube

Alexander Volkanovski and Hasbulla shared a laugh recently, but not everyone found their antics amusing.
The UFC featherweight champion — and MMA Fighting’s …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski made mistake taking UFC 280 backup opportunity, says Henry Cejudo

“Be smart about what you do,” is the overarching message Henry Cejudo is hoping to get across to UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Cejudo, a former two-division UFC champion, thinks Volkanovski’s …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski responds to Beneil Dariush over UFC 280 backup claims: “I’m not playing any games… I’m getting paid for this”

Alexander Volkanovski has responded to Beneil Dariush over who the backup fighter for the UFC 280 lightweight title fight is. When it was announced Charles Oliveira would face Islam Makhachev …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski answers Beneil Dariush’s UFC 280 backup claim: ‘I’m not playing any games’

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Beneil Dariush was caught off-guard by Alexander Volkanovski’s declaration that he isn’t the official backup for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam …read more

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