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Beneil Dariush discusses two most complete lightweights, significance of sticking to plan

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Beneil Dariush believes he’s set to face one of the most well rounded fighters in the division.
Dariush will meet Islam Makhachev on Feb. 26 in the …read more

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Fighter vs. Writer: Beneil Dariush on Islam Makhachev, Justin Gaethje, and his pick for Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier

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UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer as he prepares for a …read more

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Dariush Unphased By Khabib ‘Drama Show’

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Beneil Dariush thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent comments implying the UFC is favoring his opponent Islam Makhachev are …read more

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Dariush: Khabib’s Double Bonus Makhachev Claim Is Just A Drama Show

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has responded to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim that Islam Makhachev will receive a “double bonus” if he finishes him.

Earlier this week, another blockbuster clash in the …read more

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Makhachev Big Favorite To Beat Dariush

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Streaking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Islam Makhachev will have one final hurdle to clear …read more

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Thomson explains why Makhachev is ‘much stronger’ than Khabib

Khabib Nurmagomedov helps teammate Islam Makhachev prepare for Thiago Moises in July. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

How does Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC told Islam Makhachev he'll get double bonus with Beneil Dariush finish

According to Khabib Nurmagomedov, there is plenty of added incentive for Islam Makhachev if he can finish Beneil Dariush.
Streaking contenders Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC) will …read more

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Beneil Dariush: The UFC Offered Me Makhachev Matchup For UFC 267

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has revealed that the UFC had hoped to book his matchup with Islam Makhachev for this year.

Dariush’s rise towards the top of the 155-pound ladder …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Trades Barbs With ‘Khabib Wannabe’ Islam Makhachev

Rafael dos Anjos and Islam Makhachev are back at it once again, throwing insults back and forth.

dos Anjos and Makhachev have been on the docket to fight each other on …read more

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Beneil Dariush breaks down upcoming UFC fight with Islam Makhachev

Top-ranked UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush broke down his upcoming UFC fight with divisional rival Islam Makhachev. Dariush vs. Makhachev was recently announced to be the headliner of the UFC …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov doubles down on support of Islam Makhachev getting title shot, ‘If you have a nine-fight win streak, you have to fight for the title’

Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t be changing his mind anytime soon when it comes to the UFC lightweight title picture. The former king of the division recently shared his thoughts on the …read more

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Dariush: Of Course I’m Going To Grapple With Makhachev

Beneil Dariush is not shying away from the grappling of lightweight boogeyman Islam Makhachev.

As the close friend and protégé to former champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, Makhachev has put his grappling skills …read more

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Beneil Dariush won't shy away from Islam Makhachev's ground game

Beneil Dariush is not afraid to tangle with Islam Makhachev on the ground if necessary.
Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC) meets Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) in a pivotal top contenders …read more

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Hooker Was Ready To “Ace” Hasbulla Off Khabib’s Shoulders At UFC 267

Dan Hooker was not happy to see Hasbulla in the cage after he lost at UFC 267.

Heading into his short-notice fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege, Islam Makhachev, at UFC 267, …read more

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Islam Makhachev opens up as big betting favorite against Beneil Dariush

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has opened up as a big betting favorite to defeat Beneil Dariush when they fight in early 2022. Makhachev vs. Dariush was officially announced this …read more

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Makhachev Revisits & Explains Khabib’s UFC 229 Post-Fight Meltdown

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has looked back on the post-fight brawl between his teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s corner at UFC 229.

The 2018 pay-per-view certainly delivered on the …read more

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Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev targeted to headline February UFC event

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A huge lightweight bout is on tap to headline an event in February.
Multiple people with knowledge of the booking confirmed …read more

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Islam Makhachev vs. Beneil Dariush booked to headline UFC Fight Night in February

A massive fight between top UFC lightweight contenders Islam Makhachev and Beneil Dariush has been booked for February. That news comes from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who reported the following on …read more

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Streaking Beneil Dariush, Islam Makhachev to headline UFC Fight Night on Feb. 26

One big piece of matchmaking at the top of the UFC lightweight division has been made.
Beneil Dariush, ranked No. 3 in the official UFC rankings, is slated to meet No. …read more

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Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev Headlines Feb. 26 Fight Night

Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev will settle which of the two deserves to be next in line for a lightweight title shot.

Recently, there has been heavy dispute on who will …read more

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UFC's Dariush, Makhachev to meet in Feb.

UFC lightweights Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev have agreed to meet in a 155-pound, five-round contest in February. …read more

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Justin Gaethje reveals plan to win UFC lightweight title, make first title defense against Islam Makhachev

UFC fighter Justin Gaethje revealed his plan to win the UFC lightweight title, and then make his first title defense against Islam Makhachev. Gaethje was not happy when UFC commentator …read more

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Gaethje Title Shot & Makhachev vs. Dariush Are Likely Next Per Manager

According to the manager of all three fighters, the UFC’s plans for Justin Gaethje, Islam Makhachev, and Beneil Dariush may now be revealed.

Following a pair of significant bouts in the …read more

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Hooker ‘would love to throw down’ with Korean Zombie if he returns to 145

Dan Hooker makes his walk to the cage prior to his lightweight fight against Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa …read more

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Dan Hooker teases possible division change

Dan Hooker waits for the start of his fight with Islam Makhachev at UFC 267. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

After another setback loss …read more

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Islam Makhachev Ignores Justin Gaethje’s Demand, Accepts War Instead

We are no closer to finding out who will challenge for the UFC lightweight championship after UFC 269, so Justin Gaethje and Islam Makhachev continue to fill the waiting room …read more

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Coach: Next UFC Lightweight Title Shot Will Come Down To The Fans

American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez is not sure who will get the lightweight title shot between Islam Makhachev and Justin Gaethje.

Mendez has been coaching and singing the praises …read more

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Justin Gaethje to Islam Makhachev: 'Do your f*cking job' and fight top five Beneil Dariush

Justin Gaethje doesn’t think Islam Makhachev has done enough to be considered in the UFC lightweight title race.
For Gaethje (23-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), it’s title shot or bust after he …read more

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Dan Hooker On UFC 267 Stoppage: “Let It Break”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker has spoken about his loss to surging contender Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, and given his take on the first-round stoppage.

Just days out from his victory …read more

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Justin Gaethje Warns Islam Makhachev That ‘F—king War Is Coming’

Justin Gaethje knows a fight with Islam Makhachev is coming in the future, and he has a message for the Dagestani.

Gaethje has had his eyes on Makhachev for a while, …read more

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Joel Alvarez riding high after getting online kudos from Islam Makhachev

LAS VEGAS – Joel Alvarez beat Thiago Moises with a first-round TKO Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 197 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside …read more

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Islam Makhachev responds after former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez says Justin Gaethje getting the next lightweight title shot “is only right”

Islam Makhachev responded after former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez said Justin Gaethje getting the next lightweight title shot “is only right.” Makhachev recently defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 to …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Max Holloway Is Ready To Make History Against Khabib

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Earlier this week, Max Holloway mentioned that he might face Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protégé, Islam Makhachev, down the line. Three years ago, he almost faced Khabib himself. Here’s a …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov to Justin Gaethje: 'Shut up' and admit Islam Makhachev deserves UFC title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje were largely cordial, yet competitive in the buildup to their UFC 254 bout in September 2020.
Now in 2021, things have taken a different tone, as …read more

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Holloway vs. Rodriguez preview: Recent headliners dot the prelims

Thiago Moises between rounds against Islam Makhachev at UFC Vegas 31 | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Get the dirt on the early action out …read more

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Vettori Names The One Lightweight Who Will Give Makhachev Problems

UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori has revealed who he thinks will cause surging lightweight Islam Makhachev the most trouble at 155 pounds.

Makhachev’s rise up the divisional ladder has been as …read more

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After loss to ‘the toughest fighter’ at lightweight in Islam Makhachev, Thiago Moises confident he’ll finish Joel Alvarez in an ‘impressive way’

Thiago Moises says he learned a lot in his loss to Islam Makhachev. Back in July, Moises got the chance to headline his first UFC event against Makhachev. Although he …read more

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Marvin Vettori believes there is one lightweight fighter who could give Islam Makhachev “a lot of problems”

UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori believes there is one lightweight fighter who could give Islam Makhachev “a lot of problems.” Vettori trains at Kings MMA alongside Beneil Dariush, who is …read more

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‘DC’ Changes Course, Says Gaethje Should Get Next Title Shot

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Justin Gaethje wasn’t too thrilled when he saw Daniel Cormier push for Islam Makhachev to get the next shot at …read more

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Islam Makhachev could beat Khabib Nurmagomedov, says Mike Swick

UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev could beat former divisional kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov, says former UFC fighter Mike Swick. Swick competed in the UFC for many years but these days he lives …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes Justin Gaethje has earned next UFC lightweight title shot over Islam Makhachev

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes that Justin Gaethje has earned the next UFC lightweight title shot over his teammate Islam Makhachev. Cormier and Gaethje recently got into it on social …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Justin Gaethje should get next title shot over Islam Makhachev after UFC 268

Daniel Cormier has changed his tune on who should be next in line for the lightweight title next after UFC 268.
When Islam Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) ran through Dan Hooker for …read more

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Conor McGregor slams Islam Makhachev after discovering old tweet from 2015

Conor McGregor has lashed out at Islam Makhachev after discovering one of his old tweets from 2015. Just prior to McGregor’s interim featherweight title fight with Chad Mendes at UFC …read more

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Conor McGregor Rips Islam Makhachev After Discovering Old Tweet

Conor McGregor has blasted Islam Makhachev after finding one of the Dagestani native’s tweets from 2015.

Before McGregor was fighting Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title, Makhachev took to social …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier responds to accusations of bias: ‘I go out of my way to make sure that we do their opponents justice’

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This past weekend, lightweight contender Islam Makhachev continued his impressive winning streak, submitting Dan Hooker in the first round of …read more

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Justin Gaethje Addresses Spat With ‘Incredibly Biased’ Daniel Cormier

Justin Gaethje was not happy with Daniel Cormier suggesting Islam Makhachev gets the next title shot.

Cormier made this declaration after seeing his teammate, Makhachev victiorious at UFC 267, saying in …read more

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Michael Chandler, Dana White dismiss suggestion that Islam Makhachev could jump line for UFC title shot

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Islam Makhachev is going to have to wait his turn if Michael Chandler has anything to say about it.
At UFC …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov tops list of prime icons added to UFC 4; Islam Makhachev also debuts

Can’t get enough Khabib Nurmagomedov in your UFC 4 playing experience? EA Sports has you covered.
Today, the video game developer revealed that a new Prime Icon edition of Nurmagomedov has …read more

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Michael Chandler says Islam Makhachev 'not even close' to Khabib Nurmagomedov right now

Michael Chandler doesn’t think fighting Islam Makhachev would compare to being in there with Khabib Nurmagomedov – at least not yet.
Although Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is on a similar …read more

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Islam Makhachev slams Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler ahead of UFC 268: “Everybody is tired about these guys because they’re old”

Islam Makhachev ripped Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler ahead of UFC 268, saying “everybody is tired about these guys because they’re old.” Makhachev put on arguably the best performance of …read more

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Islam Makhachev wants to wake up lightweight division: 'Everybody is tired' of Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler

Islam Makhachev thinks the UFC’s lightweight division is in dire need of fresh contenders.
Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) notched a quick submission of Dan Hooker this past Saturday at UFC 267 …read more

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Hooker Suggests He’s Wiping His Tears With Cash After UFC 267 Payday

Despite falling to a first-round submission loss at the hands of Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Dan Hooker on Halloween weekend.

On Saturday, Hooker …read more

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Islam Makhachev trolls Israel Adesanya after beating Dan Hooker at UFC 267

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev trolled UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after beating Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Makhachev absolutely smashed Hooker in their lightweight bout that took place at …read more

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Justin Gaethje rips Daniel Cormier for suggesting Islam Makhachev should get next title shot, Cormier responds

Justin Gaethje was not happy with how dismissive Daniel Cormier was of his fight with Michael Chandler.
After Islam Makhachev made quick work of Dan Hooker this past Saturday at UFC …read more

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Hooker hints at satisfying payday for UFC 267 bout with Makhachev

Dan Hooker weighs in for his UFC 267 main card bout against Islam Makhachev. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Dan Hooker may have …read more

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Islam Makhachev calls for UFC title shot: ‘I have to wake up my division’

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After his ninth straight win, UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev is no longer biting his tongue about a title shot.
A …read more

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Makhachev Calls For Title Shot: ‘Brother, Now It’s Time’

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After nine UFC wins in a row, Islam Makhachev thinks he’s done more than enough to fight for the 155 …read more

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Islam Makhachev wants a title shot after dominating Dan Hooker: “When Michael Chandler beat Hooker they give him a title fight”

Islam Makhachev wants a title shot after dominating Dan Hooker, saying that “when Michael Chandler beat Hooker they give him the title fight.” Makhachev submitted Chandler with a first-round kimura …read more

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Daniel Cormier and Justin Gaethje have heated exchange after ‘DC’ suggests Islam Makhachev should get the next title shot

Daniel Cormier and Justin Gaethje were involved in a heated exchange on Twitter after ‘DC’ suggested Islam Makhachev should get a title fight. Makhachev (21-1 MMA) returned to action on …read more

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Dan Hooker reacts following submission loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 267

Dan Hooker has reacted following his disappointing first round submission loss to Islam Makhachev at today’s UFC 267 event. Hooker (21-11 MMA) was making a quick turnaround today in Abu …read more

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Islam Makhachev expects title shot after UFC 267, thinks Dustin Poirier will hold belt

Islam Makhachev doesn’t see any option but a lightweight title fight after another dominant victory at UFC 267.
Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) extended his winning streak to nine fights on …read more

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UFC 267 post-fight show: Reaction to Glover Teixeira, Petr Yan triumphs; Khamzat Chimaev’s incredible return

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Glover Teixeira and Petr Yan left UFC 267 with championship gold, while Khamzat Chimaev and Islam Makhachev made things look …read more

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UFC 267 results: Islam Makhachev quickly submits Dan Hooker with nasty kimura

Islam Makhachev continues to make his case for a title shot after another dominant performance.
On Saturday, Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) took on Dan Hooker, a short-notice replacement after his …read more

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UFC 267 video: Islam Makhachev makes quick work of Dan Hooker with nasty kimura to earn first-round submission

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Islam Makhachev is gunning for gold after making quick work of Dan Hooker at UFC 267.
In his ninth consecutive win, …read more

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Pros react after Islam Makhachev stops Dan Hooker at UFC 267

A key lightweight bout between perennial division contenders Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker took place on today’s UFC 267 main card. Makhachev (21-1 MMA) had entered the contest on an …read more

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UFC 267 results and video: Islam Makhachev quickly submits Dan Hooker

Islam Makhachev submitted Dan Hooker with a Kimura at UFC 267 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

On the UFC 267 main card, Islam Makhachev …read more

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UFC 267 Results: Islam Makhachev stops Dan Hooker in Round 1 (Video)

A key lightweight bout between perennial division contenders Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker takes place on today’s UFC 267 main card. Makhachev (20-1 MMA) will enter the contest on an …read more

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UFC 267 live blog: Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker

Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker will clash in the UFC 267 main event Saturday. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

This is the UFC 267 …read more

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Charles Oliveira not sold on Islam Makhachev’s hype: ‘I have no problem being taken down’

Charles Oliveira holds the record for most submission wins in UFC history. | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Khabib Nurmagomedov sees fellow Dagestani lightweight Islam Makhachev …read more

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Islam Makhachev Doesn’t Mind Being Called ‘The Next Khabib’

Islam Makhachev isn’t shying away from all the comparisons being made between himself and his mentor.

Islam Makhachev will be stepping back into the UFC Octagon this weekend when he …read more

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Dana White: Tony Ferguson not eager to fight right now, but still one of the most talented guys out there

UFC president Dana White isn’t expecting Tony Ferguson back anytime soon.
According to Islam Makhachev, Ferguson turned down a short-notice opportunity to fight him in Saturday’s UFC 267 main card and …read more

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Islam Makhachev embraces Khabib Nurmagomedov comparisions: ‘I want to be like Khabib’

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Islam Makhachev’s blazing run through the lightweight ranks has drawn comparisons to arguably the greatest ever to compete in the division.
It’s …read more

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Dan Hooker Excited To Make His Fans Money By Beating Makhachev

Dan Hooker doesn’t care he’s the betting underdog in his UFC 267 fight against Islam Makhachev.

After Hooker returned to the win column at UFC 266 with a decision win over …read more

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Michael Chandler Explains Why He Picks Hooker To Upset Makhachev

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler has given his prediction for his former opponent Dan Hooker’s upcoming clash with Islam Makhachev.

On short notice, Hooker will be facing Makhachev on …read more

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Islam Makhachev Shares Theory On Why Hooker Wants Five-Round Fight

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has suggested a motive behind his upcoming opponent Dan Hooker’s desire for a five-round fight.

At UFC 267, Makhachev will be entering the Octagon for the …read more

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Hooker: Khabib’s Mind Games Won’t Affect UFC 267 Performance

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker says Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments won’t affect his performance against the Russian’s teammate Islam Makhachev on Saturday.

Just days out from his unanimous decision victory over Nasrat …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Islam Makhachev to “call out Dana White” with win over Dan Hooker at UFC 267

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov told Islam Makhachev to “call out Dana White” with a win over Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Nurmagomedov is the former UFC lightweight champion, …read more

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Chander Thinks Makhachev Is ‘The Future’ But Undeserving Of Top 5 Rank

Michael Chandler may have respect for Islam Makhachev, but he believes something was fishy with the Russian’s jump in rankings.

After a long tenure in Bellator that saw him being their …read more

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Hooker plans to spoil the Makhachev ‘party’ with upset win at UFC 267

Dan Hooker speaks to the press ahead of his lightweight showdown with Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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Hooker On Makhachev Fight: I Know Something They Don’t Know

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker is relishing the chance to prove his doubters wrong against Islam Makhachev, believing he “knows something they don’t.”

Hooker has long been known as an always-game, always-entertaining, …read more

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Dan Hooker on Islam Makhachev fight at UFC 267: “This is his party. I’m just here to spoil it”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker commented on the Islam Makhachev fight at UFC 267, saying that “this is his party. I’m just here to spoil it.” Hooker takes on Makhachev this …read more

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Dan Hooker: UFC 267 is Islam Makhachev's party, and I'm here to spoil it

With the betting odds stacked against him, Dan Hooker is relishing the underdog role at UFC 267.
Hooker (21-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) meets Islam Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) on Saturday …read more

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Islam Makhachev Won’t Look Back To RDA Fight After UFC 267

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev doesn’t plan on revisiting his rivalry with Rafael dos Anjos if he emerges victorious against Dan Hooker at UFC 267.

In a similar fashion to his …read more

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Hooker: Makhachev Fight Is A Title Eliminator, Not Chandler/Gaethje

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker believes his upcoming fight with Islam Makhachev is more of a title eliminator than UFC 268’s Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler clash.

Hooker was recently in …read more

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Khabib: ‘Real deal’ Makhachev needs to call people out to get title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov prepares Islam Makhachev to fight Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

For Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev …read more

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Islam Makhachev says Tony Ferguson didn’t respond to UFC 267 fight offer: ‘Tony is finished’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The ship might have sailed on a potential Islam Makhachev-Tony Ferguson matchup.
At Wednesday’s media day for this weekend’s UFC 267 event …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov praises Islam Makhachev ahead of UFC 267: “He’s top-10 in pound-for-pound right now”

Former UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov praised Islam Makhachev ahead of UFC 267, saying “he’s top-10 in pound-for-pound right now.” Nurmagomerdov and Makhachev are longtime friends as well as training …read more

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UFC 267 Clash: Makhachev Vs. Hooker!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contenders Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker will face off this weekend (Sat., …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC 267's Islam Makhachev is 'top-10 in pound-for-pound right now'

Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks Islam Makhachev will put on an eye-opening performance against Dan Hooker at UFC 267.
Nurmagomedov, the former longtime UFC lightweight champion, will be in the corner of his …read more

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Manager: Makhachev Is Top-5 Pound-For-Pound In The UFC

Dominance MMA CEO Ali Abdelaziz believes UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev sits among the top-five pound-for-pound best in the entire promotion.

Makhachev has experienced a rapid rise towards the top of the …read more

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Makhachev Is Top-5 Pound-For-Pound In The UFC

Dominance MMA CEO Ali Abdelaziz believes UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev sits among the top-five pound-for-pound best in the entire promotion.

Makhachev has experienced a rapid rise towards the top of the …read more

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Hooker Would Rather Dominant Decision Than Finish Against Makhachev

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker is hoping to “outclass” Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, rather than catch him with a submission or knockout shot.

Hooker’s reputation as an always-game and tough contender …read more

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Makhachev Responds To Five-Round Proposal, Hooker Sees It As A Yes

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has responded to Dan Hooker’s five-round proposal for UFC 267, which “The Hangman” has perceived to be an acceptance of the challenge.

Makhachev was originally slated …read more

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UFC 267: Dan Hooker '100 percent in' for five-round fight with Islam Makhachev, Makhachev responds

Despite the quick turnaround, Dan Hooker wishes his fight with Islam Makhachev was five rounds.
Hooker (21-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) meets Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) on the main card of …read more

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Islam Makhachev responds to Dan Hooker’s offer to make their fight at UFC 267 five rounds

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev responded to rival Dan Hooker’s offer to make their fight at UFC 267 for five rounds instead. As you are all now aware, Hooker stepped …read more

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Dan Hooker Wants A Big Change For Islam Makhachev Fight

Dan Hooker is ready to push Islam Makhachev to his absolute limits.

Hooker proved his toughness for the rest of eternity by turning around after beating Nasrat Haqparast a month earlier, …read more

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Hooker Confident Against Makhachev: ‘He Ain’t Superman’

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Dan Hooker is looking to take full advantage of his short notice matchup with Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 later …read more

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Dan Hooker offers to go five rounds with Islam Makhachev at UFC 267

Dan Hooker has sensationally offered to take his fight against Islam Makhachev up to five rounds at UFC 267. MMA fans were quick to praise Dan Hooker when, on short …read more

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Hooker On Makhachev Fight: “I Can KO or Submit Any Man In the World”

Dan Hooker isn’t letting Islam Makhachev’s mystique shake him. 

With 31 professional fights to his name, there isn’t much that Hooker hasn’t come across in the cage. It’s this experience that …read more

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Dan Hooker believes win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 puts him one win away from lightweight title shot

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker believes a win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 will put him one win away from a lightweight title shot. Hooker took the fight against …read more

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