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Dana White responds to Islam Makhachev’s comments about UFC 284 promotion: ‘What does he know about what’s going on?’

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Dana White is pushing back at Islam Makhachev’s recent comments about the marketing for UFC 284.
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Dana White says Makhachev vs. Volkanovski is ‘top 5 biggest fights of all time in UFC history’

While appearing on the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday, UFC president Dana White called Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski the biggest fight the UFC has ever had.

Rome asked White …read more

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Islam Makhachev plans to bring Alexander Volkanovski into “the deep ocean” and “finish him there” at UFC 284

Islam Makhachev plans to drag Alexander Volkanovski into the deep waters at UFC 284 en route to a finish. Makhachev is set for his first title defense in the main …read more

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White: UFC 284 PPV Numbers Expected To Break Conor McGregor-Held Record

UFC 284 is trending towards breaking a regional pay-per-view record in Australia and New Zealand that’s held by a Conor McGregor card. Islam Makhachev will defend his lightweight title against …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Shares Expected Trash Talk For Islam Makhachev

UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski not only plans on defeating Islam Makhachev but also taunting him during the fight. Volkanovski and Makhachev will square off in the UFC 284 headliner …read more

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Posted on February 7, 2023, 10:46 pm By
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UFC 284 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘Just when you think you can’t go any harder, show them you can’

The second episode of UFC 284 Embedded features Alexander Volkanovski grinding through a brutal training session, Islam Makhachev winding down in the Australian water, Randy Brown taking in the wildlife …read more

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Islam Makhachev Wants to Alter Perceptions, KO Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

Like Khabib Nurmagomedov before him, Islam Makhachev has made his name in the UFC through his wrestling and grappling. …read more

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UFC 284 Roundtable: Where does Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski rank among MMA’s best superfights?

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The UFC dips its toes back in the superfight waters for the first time in three years on Saturday night …read more

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‘I’m The Guy Taking The Risks’

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Moving up a weightclass is never easy, and challenging a champion like Islam Makhachev is even harder. So Alex ‘The …read more

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Henry Cejudo explains why he isn’t giving Alexander Volkanovski a chance in UFC 284 title fight with Islam Makhachev: “There’s nothing that Alexander can do”

Henry Cejudo has explained why he doesn’t like Alexander Volkanovski’s chances against Islam Makhachev at UFC 284. This weekend, Alexander Volkanovski will dare to be great in his home country …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski questions Islam Makhachev’s striking ahead of UFC 284: “He’s got people around him saying he can strike. We’ll see.”

Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t think Islam Makhachev’s striking is as good as many people think it is. Volkanovski is set to challenge Makhachev for the lightweight title in the main event …read more

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UFC 284 'Embedded,' No. 1: Islam Makhachev relaxed, confident entering fight week

The UFC is back with its second pay-per-view of the year, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.
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Islam Makhachev wants to show off hands vs. Alexander Volkanovski: 'I really believe I can knock him out'

Islam Makhachev wants to show that he’s not just a grappler at UFC 284.
UFC lightweight champion Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) makes his first title defense against featherweight champ Alexander …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Gives UFC 284 Round-By-Round Breakdown

UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski foresees a potentially short night at the office against Islam Makhachev. Volkanovski will face Makhachev for the lightweight title at UFC 284 in Perth. He’ll …read more

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Video: UFC 284 'Countdown' for Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski

Did you miss the debut of UFC 284 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the main event preview now.
The segment takes a special look at the lightweight …read more

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Islam Makhachev interested in welterweight, but 'there are worthy opponents in my division'

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev thinks there’s work to be done before he considers chasing a second belt.
Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) makes his first title defense against featherweight champ …read more

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Islam Makhachev says Australia doesn’t have wrestling, Alexander Volkanovski fires back: “I was actually the national champion”

Islam Makhachev doesn’t think Alexander Volkanovski will be able to keep up with his wrestling. In the main event of UFC 284, Makhachev is set to defend his lightweight title …read more

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Islam Makhachev wants to prove his striking skills with a KO of Alex Volkanovski, reveals who he wants to fight after UFC 284

Islam Makhachev wants to prove his striking skills with a KO of Alex Volkanovski. It will be Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA) vs Alexander Volkanovski (25-1 MMA) in the lightweight main …read more

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Islam Makhachev disappointed with lack of promotion for UFC 284: 'More could have been done'

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev thinks there isn’t enough buzz surrounding his first title defense.
Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) puts his title on the line against featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski …read more

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Islam Makhachev expresses disappointment in the lack of promotion for his UFC 284 title fight with Alex Volkanovski

Islam Makhachev has expressed his concern at the lack of promotion for his UFC 284 main event against Alex Volkanovski. Next weekend in Australia, the UFC will host a fascinating …read more

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‘I Beat Makhachev In A Wrestling Match’

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Michael Chandler is confident he can hang with Islam Makhachev on the ground.
Unfortunately for Chandler, the former three-time Bellator Lightweight …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t want the narrative of Islam Makhachev to change if he wins at UFC 284: “Just remember what you’re saying he is now”

Alexander Volkanovski wants people to remember how highly they thought of Islam Makhachev once UFC 284 is over and done. Makhachev is set to defend his lightweight title for the …read more

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Volks: Don’t Blame Makhachev Loss On Khabib

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Reigning UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski plans to steamroll current UFC lightweight titleholder Islam Makhachev in the UFC 284 pay-per-view …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Reacts To Khabib’s UFC 284 Absence

Alexander Volkanovski feels Khabib Nurmagomedov’s corner absence at UFC 284 won’t impact Islam Makhachev at all on fight night. Volkanovski will face Nurmagomedov’s protégé Makhachev in the UFC 284 headliner …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski “surprised” Khabib won’t be in Islam Makhachev’s corner at UFC 284, but doesn’t want that as an excuse when he wins

Alexander Volkanovski admits he was surprised to hear that Khabib Nurmagomedov wouldn’t be cornering Islam Makhachev at UFC 284. Makhachev will be looking to defend his lightweight belt for the …read more

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Islam Makhachev not worried about fighting without Khabib at UFC 284

When the cage door slams shut on Islam Makhachev for his UFC 284 clash with Alexander Volkanovski in Perth this month, the Dagestani will be without Khabib Nurmagomedov in his …read more

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Hasbulla makes prediction for Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

Hasbulla has had his say on Islam Makhachev’s upcoming UFC lightweight title defence against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284. The bout will be the Dagestani’s first defence of his title …read more

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Makhachev discusses Khabib’s absence from UFC 284

Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be cornering Islam Makhachev at UFC 285. | Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images

Islam Makhachev discussed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s decision …read more

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Michael Chandler Names Better Fighter Between Islam Makhachev & Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler has assessed who the better fighter is between former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and reigning king Islam Makhachev. While Khabib ruled over the 155-pound landscape, he …read more

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Islam Makhachev not worried about Khabib Nurmagomedov's absence from corner at UFC 284

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev isn’t concerned about Khabib Nurmagomedov missing from his corner, because it’s not the first time.
Nurmagomedov, Makhachev’s (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) mentor, announced that his role traveling …read more

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Dan Hooker Credits Islam Makhachev For Taking UFC 284 Risk

UFC veteran Dan Hooker feels his former opponent Islam Makhachev is taking a risk worth praising with his first title defense. Makhachev will face Hooker’s teammate, Alexander Volkanovski, in his …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Explains What He’s ‘Figuring Out’ Ahead Of Islam Makhachev Bout

UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski has described the elements of Islam Makhachev’s game that he is ‘figuring out’ ahead of UFC 284. The promotion is set to host a champion …read more

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Charles Oliveira Gets Lion Back Tattoo Ahead Of UFC Return

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira’s recently got a new back tattoo ahead of his anticipated Octagon return. Oliveira hasn’t fought since a loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 …read more

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UFC free fight video: Islam Makhachev captures title from Charles Oliveira

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It took Islam Makhachev 10 wins to get a shot at the UFC lightweight title, but when he …read more

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Alex Volkanovski coach says ‘The Great’ is showing ‘scary stuff’ ahead of Islam Makhachev fight

Alexander Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev is about as high-level a fight as you’re ever going to get in mixed martial arts. There’s a reason the pair are ranked in the …read more

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‘Little brick f—ng wall’ Volkanovski recounts time Islam sized him up

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Alexander Volkanovski shared a previous run-in with fellow UFC champion Islam Makhachev. Right after Islam Makhachev won the vacant …read more

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Chael Sonnen questions whether Dana White ‘understands’ gravity of Volkanovski vs Makhachev

Chael Sonnen has underlined just what a monster of a match-up Alexander Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev is. The return to Australia doesn’t get bigger than this 🤯🤯🤯 🏆 @MakhachevMMA vs …read more

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‘F—king Tiny’ Volk Is Not To Be Taken Lightly

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Alexander Volkanovski has felt underestimated against Islam Makhachev since their fight was made official.
The reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski believes Islam Makhachev underestimating him heading into UFC 284: “That face quickly changes when I’m in the octagon”

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski believes Islam Makhachev is underestimating him. ‘The Great’ has been out of action since his trilogy bout with Max Holloway last July. In that outing …read more

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Morning Report: Alexander Volkanovski thinks Islam Makhachev is underestimating him: ‘He really thinks he’s going to be way too strong’

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Alexander Volkanovski is getting geared up for his lightweight title shot.
Next month, at …read more

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UFC free fight: Islam Makhachev submits Charles Oliveira to win lightweight title

Islam Makhachev did what many thought was improbable in his most recent trip to the octagon.
Makhachev submitted Charles Oliveira, the man with the most submission wins in UFC history, in …read more

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Watch: Islam Makhachev & Alex Volkanovski Face Off In Australia

This past weekend, Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski had a face-off ahead of their upcoming UFC 284 superfight in Perth, Australia. At UFC 284, the top-two pound-for-pound fighters in the …read more

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Islam Makhachev opens up on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s MMA exit: “I’ve fought without him a couple of times”

Islam Makhachev has shared his feelings on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s exit from mixed martial arts. Following his retirement from competition, Nurmagomedov remained heavily involved in the world of MMA, taking over …read more

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Charles Oliveira targets Islam Makhachev rematch in late 2023: ‘I had 10 minutes off on a bad night’

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Charles Oliveira has his entire year planned.
The former UFC lightweight …read more

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Volkanovski on Islam fight: 'People have forgotten what I have accomplished'

Alexander Volkanovski says people have forgotten his escape acts against Brian Ortega, the Australian confident he has made the necessary adjustments to handle Islam Makhachev if their UFC 284 lightweight …read more

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UFC 284 main card announced: Islam Makhachev meets Alexander Volkanovski in champion vs. champion headliner

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski | Photo by Brett Hemmings/Zuffa LLC

The UFC’s second pay-per-view of 2023 features one ifs biggest matchups of the year.
On …read more

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Charles Oliveira targets April return, open to Beneil Dariush next

Charles Oliveira hopes to be in title contention by the end of 2023.
The former lightweight champ is coming off a title loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280, but is …read more

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Sonnen thinks Makhachev could retire without Khabib in his corner

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev are seen in attendance at UFC 272. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Chael Sonnen considers the possibility of an …read more

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Chael Sonnen believes that Islam Makhachev could retire regardless of the outcome at UFC 284

Chael Sonnen is anticipating that Islam Makhachev could retire regardless of the outcome at UFC 284 in February. Makhachev won the UFC lightweight title with an upset over Charles Oliveira …read more

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MMA Rank 10-1: Which fighters will have the best 2023?

Alexander Volkanovski or Islam Makhachev for No. 1? ESPN ranks the top 10 fighters in 2023. …read more

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Sonnen: Is There A Chance Islam Makhachev Retires Post-UFC 284?

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has questioned whether Khabib Nurmagomedov’s reported MMA exit will impact lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. While we may not even be two weeks into 2023, the …read more

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Charles Oliveira Reveals Timeframe For 2023 UFC Return

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira wants a top contender next to make his case for an Islam Makhachev rematch. Oliveira lost his last fight for the vacant lightweight belt …read more

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Charles Oliveira targeting return in March or April to earn rematch against Islam Makhachev: “I’m one fight away from him”

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is gearing up for a busy year. ‘Do Bronx’ has been out of action since his lightweight title fight against Islam Makhachev at UFC …read more

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Dan Hooker credits Islam Makhachev for taking Alexander Volkanovski fight at UFC 284 in Australia

Dan Hooker is praising UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev for facing Alexander Volkanovski in enemy territory.
Lightweight champion Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) will make his first title defense against featherweight …read more

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Josh Thomson: Beneil Dariush only one who has what it takes to beat Islam Makhachev

Josh Thomson sees only one contender who could give UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev a challenge.
Thomson was a training partner of Makhachev’s at American Kickboxing Academy, so he’s more than …read more

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Josh Thomson shares the one fighter capable of dethroning UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev: “He’s the only one”

Josh Thomson is sharing the one fighter he feels is capable of dethroning UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA) is set to battle it out with featherweight …read more

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Poirier gives his picks for Makhachev-Volkanovski and Chandler-McGregor

Dustin Poirier gives his predictions for Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski and Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

In our …read more

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Frosty The Lightweight

Current temperature at Mount Elbrus? A balmy -36 degrees. UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is preparing for his Alexander Volkanovski title defense by jumping in ice water and burying himself …read more

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Dustin Poirier not ruling out Alexander Volkanovski's chances vs. Islam Makhachev, but thinks size will be factor

Dustin Poirier expects size to play a factor in the Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski super fight.
Lightweight champion Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) defends his title against featherweight champion Volkanovski …read more

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Daniel Cormier Reveals What He Considers The Biggest Upset In UFC History

Former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier recently analyzed the upcoming UFC 284 main event. At the show, UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski will challenge Islam Makhachev for …read more

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Javier Mendez doesn't expect Islam Makhachev to finish Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez expects Alexander Volkanovski to go the full 25 minutes with Islam Makhachev.
Lightweight champion Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) will make his first title defense …read more

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Video: Watch Islam Makhachev's insane preparation for UFC 284 in sub-zero temperatures

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is a psycho – and we mean that in absolutely the most respectful way possible.
Need proof? Watch this video (h/t Twitter user @Sa_Gwang) of his …read more

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Coach Mendez says ‘the secret’s out’ regarding Makhachev’s striking

Islam Makhachev is the undisputed UFC lightweight champion. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Javier Mendez believes Islam Makhachev is the most well-rounded lightweight fighter …read more

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Coach Javier Mendez doesn’t expect Islam Makhachev to finish Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

Coach Javier Mendez doesn’t expect his student Islam Makhachev to run through Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia. Makhachev achieved a lifelong dream of becoming the undisputed UFC …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Alexander Volkanovski defeating Islam Makhachev would be biggest UFC upset ever

A far as Daniel Cormier is concerned, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will hold claim to the biggest upset in history if he’s successful at UFC 284.
Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC), …read more

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Daniel Cormier explains why Alex Volkanovski defeating Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 would qualify as the “biggest” upset in MMA history

Daniel Cormier believes Alex Volkanovski defeating Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 would qualify as the “biggest” upset in MMA history. Volkanovski (25-1 MMA), the UFC’s current featherweight kingpin, will move …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Names Weight He Expects To Be Against Islam Makhachev

UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski has provided some insight into his weight as he prepares to challenge Islam Makhachev at 155 pounds. While he may have tipped the scales at …read more

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Chael Sonnen explains why Alex Volkanovski defeating Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 wouldn’t be that big of an upset: “How would that be shocking news?”

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has explained why Alex Volkanovski beating Islam Makhachev shouldn’t be seen as a big upset. At UFC 284, Alex Volkanovski will challenge Islam Makhachev for the …read more

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Sean O’Malley says he has a “weird feeling” about the upcoming Alex Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev title fight at UFC 284

Sean O’Malley has said he has a weird feeling about the upcoming match-up between Alex Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev. At UFC 284 next month, Alex Volkanovski will lock horns with …read more

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UFC 284 poster teases ‘champ vs. champ’ showdown between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski

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It’s a rare moment in mixed martial arts history when two champions square off against each other but that’s the …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Alexander Volkanovski over Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 wouldn't be a big upset`

The way Chael Sonnen sees it, Alexander Volkanovski is a big risk for Islam Makhachev.
Featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) will move up in weight to challenge lightweight champ …read more

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Watch: Islam Makhachev’s Journey From M-1 Prospect To UFC Champion

A pair of recent videos have documented the success that brought Islam Makhachev to the UFC and a 2022 that has seen him reach the top. As the MMA community …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Predicts Islam Makhachev Vs. Alexander Volkanovski

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has given his prediction for Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski. dos Anjos picked up a massive win over Bryan Barberena in his return …read more

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Pitbull Predicts Makhachev-Volkanovski Winner

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Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, will take the non-traditional route to his first title defense and …read more

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UFC Stats 2022 Review: Featherweight division

Alexander Volkanovski defended the UFC featherweight title twice in 2022, setting up a fight opposite lightweight champ Islam Makhachev in 2023. | Photo by Alejandro Salazar/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
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Yair Rodriguez explains how he would “benefit” from Alexander Volkanovski beating Islam Makhachev at UFC 284

Featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez has explained why he would “benefit” from Alexander Volkanovski beating Islam Makhachev in their upcoming lightweight title fight at UFC 284. Rodriguez will be rooting for …read more

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Yair Rodriguez: 'It would be in my benefit' for Alexander Volkanovski to beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 284

Yair Rodriguez hopes Alexander Volkanovski becomes a UFC dual champion, but admits he doesn’t like the chances of that happening.
The Mexican standout thinks Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC), who holds …read more

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Charles Oliveira makes his pick for Alexander Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev title fight

Charles Oliveira has had his say on the winner of Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev. In what is one of the most eagerly-anticipated matches of 2023, The Australian will welcome …read more

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Alex Volkanovski is oozing confidence ahead of Islam Makhachev title fight at UFC 284: “I’m already twice the fighter I was”

Alex Volkanovski is oozing confidence ahead of the Islam Makhachev title fight at UFC 284. UFC 284 takes place on February 12th, 2023, at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The much …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski determined to prove Makhachev is beatable: ‘I’m already twice the fighter I was’ in my last fight

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Alexander Volkanovski will check off a lot of boxes if he defeats Islam Makhachev at UFC 284.
With …read more

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Charles Oliveira opens up on UFC title loss to Islam Makhachev: “There’s no real explanation”

Charles Oliveira is opening up on his UFC title loss to Islam Makhachev. It was Charles Oliveira (33-9 MMA) vs Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA) this past October at UFC 280 …read more

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Oliveira: Makhachev was ‘better,’ but I won’t ‘change anything’

Charles Oliveira fights off his back against Islam Makhachev at UFC 280. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira opens up …read more

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Charles Oliveira Gets Brutally Honest About Loss To Islam Makhachev

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira recently gave his take on his brutal submission loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280. Charles Oliveira was on an 11-fight winning streak heading …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Comments On Talk Of Possible Zabit Return

UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski is open to a fight with Zabit Magomedsharipov if he ends up ending his retirement. Volkanovski will face Islam Makhachev in a UFC lightweight super …read more

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Islam Makhachev Responds To Alex Volkanovski With A Guarantee

Alexander Volkanovski recently gave his thoughts on Islam Makhachev potentially taking him down at UFC 284. “The Great” will battle the new UFC Lightweight Champion in February. Volkanovski will have …read more

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Drew Dober explains why Dustin Poirier could be a problem for Islam Makhachev

Drew Dober is on an impressive run of form. The American has won his last three on the bounce with all of those victories coming via stoppage. In fact, his …read more

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“They’re not silly”: Alex Volkanovski ready for ‘calculated striking’ from Islam Makhachev

Alex Volkanovski knows he’s dealing with a formidable team ahead of his UFC Lightweight title clash with Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 in Perth. Just like his mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov, …read more

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Jon Anik credits Islam Makhachev for becoming UFC champ under immense pressure: 'This was like the crowning'

UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik believes Islam Makhachev deserves to be recognized for the year he had in 2022.
Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) pounded out short-notice replacement Bobby Green in …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski: ‘2023 is my year’

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will move up to the lightweight division in a champ versus champ bout against Islam Makhachev in the UFC 284 main event on February 12.

Volkanovski (25-1) …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski 'stronger than ever' ahead of Islam Makhachev fight, vows 2023 will be defining year

Alexander Volkanovski has already put on some size for his lightweight title fight.
Featherweight champion Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) will move up a weight class to challenge lightweight champ Islam Makhachev …read more

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Charles Oliveira Breaks Down Islam Makhachev Vs. Alexander Volkanovski

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira has given his key to Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski. Oliveira lost the lightweight title to Makhachev at UFC 280 back in October. He …read more

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Brendan Schaub slams Khabib Nurmagomedov over his Islam Makhachev prediction

Brendan Schaub doesn’t think much of Khabib Nurmagomedov saying Islam Makhachev should have five or six title defences and then ‘leave’ the sport. The fighter-turned-comedian believes it would be a …read more

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Charles Oliveira Favors Islam Makhachev Against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

After his loss to Islam Makhachev in a lightweight title bout at UFC 280 this past October, Charles Oliveira turned down an opportunity to fight in Rio de Janeiro on …read more

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Sean O’Malley discusses Bobby Green’s recent accusations against Islam Makhachev: “They don’t know what the f**k they’re taking”

Sean O’Malley is discussing Bobby Green’s recent accusations against Islam Makhachev. ‘King’, 36, recently accused his former opponent, Makhachev, of using PED’s during fights. The two fought back in February …read more

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UFC Title Contender Backs Volkanovski For The Upset

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There’s a lot on the line in the forthcoming Lightweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev. Scheduled for …read more

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Michael Chandler thinks Alexander Volkanovski 'might actually squeak out a decision' vs. Islam Makhachev

LAS VEGAS – Michael Chandler believes UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski still carries the strength from his rugby days.
Volkanovski weighed more than 200 pounds when he played rugby but has …read more

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‘Not human’ - Green says state sponsored doping ‘bred’ Makhachev, Dagestanis

Bobby Green and Islam Makhachev face off for their UFC Fight Night headliner in February. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

“They’ve been bred …read more

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Posted on December 16, 2022, 1:16 pm By
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‘Imagine If You Gave Someone Steroids From The Age Of 10’

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Bobby Green couldn’t quite wrap his head around how strong Islam Makhachev was when they fought.
A strong pair of back-to-back …read more

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Green rips ‘amateur fighter’ Pimblett, would fight him for ‘sh-ts and giggles’

MMA veteran Bobby Green is defeated by Islam Makhachev in the UFC Vegas 49 main event. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Bobby Green doesn’t …read more

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Arman Tsarukyan says he's the one to beat UFC champ Islam Makhachev, 'gave him the toughest fight in his career'

LAS VEGAS – Arman Tsarukyan doesn’t expect anyone to beat UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev – except for himself.
Tsarukyan (18-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had that opportunity against Makhachev (23-1 MMA, …read more

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