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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.

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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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Coach Conversation | Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski

Elite MMA Coaches Break Down Saturday’s UFC 284 Lightweight Championship Main Event
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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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Chael Sonnen Asks Alexander Volkanovski’s Doubters: ‘You Know More Than Him?’

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has laid down an important question for those who continue to doubt Alexander Volkanovski. Currently, Volkanovski not only sits on the featherweight throne …read more

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UFC 284 'Embedded,' No. 2: Check out Alexander Volkanovski's 'hardest session' in training

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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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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'Australia doesn't have wrestling': Watch Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski verbally spar before UFC 284

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski are both brimming with confidence ahead of their title showdown at UFC 284. They made that much clear in a joint interview Monday.
Lightweight champion Makhachev …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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I’ve Got The Power! Makhachev Wants A Volk KO

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Islam Makhachev doesn’t see Alexander Volkanovski’s chin holding up in their massive champion-versus-champion tilt this weekend (Sat., Feb. 11, 2023) …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, Episode 1: ‘He’s never going to come back to 155’

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On the first episode of UFC 284 Embedded, Alexander Volkanovski and coach Joe Lopez prepare for the week ahead, coach Javier Mendez joins …read more

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Michael Chandler Breaks Down Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski

UFC Lightweight Michael Chandler Speaks On How Both Islam Makhachev And Alexander Volkanovski Can Win At UFC 284
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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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Henry Cejudo: ‘There’s Nothing Alexander Volkanovski Can Do At UFC 284’

Former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo doesn’t believe there’s any chance that Alexander Volkanovski leaves Perth with the lightweight gold in his possession. After bringing the Octagon back to Brazil …read more

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UFC 284 free fight video: Alexander Volkanovski settles Max Holloway trilogy in dominant fashion

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It took Alexander Volkanovski three tries to put Max Holloway behind him for good, but the UFC featherweight champion saved …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 In Lack Of UFC 284 Promotion

UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev feels his upcoming showdown with Alexander Volkanovski hasn’t been promoted well. Makhachev will face Volkanovski in the UFC 284 headliner in Perth on February 11th. …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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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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Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t want to hear excuses about no Khabib after he wins at UFC 284

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It’s been a long, long time since Alexander Volkanovski has been a betting underdog.
The reigning UFC featherweight champion has been …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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The MMA Hour with Fedor Emelianenko, Alexander Volkanovski, Scott Coker, Dean Amasinger and Eddie Hearn in studio at 1 p.m. ET

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. …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 now 'twice as strong' with bulk up to 155: 'I’m like an absolute brick wall'

Alexander Volkanovski is getting jacked.
The UFC featherweight champion is checking all the boxes as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career – and that includes bulking up in …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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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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No Khabib Down Under For UFC 284

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Makhachev will have to face Alexander Volkanovski without his friend and coach Khabib Nurmagomedov when they fight on February 12th …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski curious how Jon Jones will do on feet with high-level striker Ciryl Gane

Alexander Volkanovski thinks Jon Jones is in for a unique challenge against Ciryl Gane.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) returns from a three-year layoff to face Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for …read more

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Dan Ige Suggests Unorthodox Strategy For Alexander Volkanovski

Dan Ige has proposed an interesting game plan for Alexander Volkanovski ahead of the featherweight champion’s bid to claim the lightweight title at UFC 284. Currently the UFC’s #13-ranked featherweight …read more

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‘I’m easy money’ - Bryce Mitchell issues angry callout to UFC champ Alexander Volkanovski

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UFC featherweight contender Bryce Mitchell makes his case for a title shot at undisputed champion Alexander Volkanovski. UFC 282 …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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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

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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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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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Islam Makhachev Taunts Alexander Volkanovski With Extreme Cold Training

Islam Makhachev is trying to prove a point with his training footage ahead of his UFC 284 matchup with Alexander Volkanovski. There is a lot at stake in this February …read more

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DC: Volkanovski beating Makhachev would be ‘biggest’ upset in history

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

The UFC Hall of Famer believes Volkanovski defeating Makhachev would …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Accused Of Taking Easy Fights By Featherweight Contender

No.11-ranked UFC featherweight contender Bryce Mitchell recently had some harsh words for Alexander Volkanovski. Volkanovski, the UFC Featherweight Champion, is currently preparing for a showdown with new Lightweight Champion Islam …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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Alexander Volkanovski believes Max Holloway still “beats most of the top guys” at featherweight: “I just went to another level”

Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t think Max Holloway has lost a step or gone downhill. Holloway was the UFC’s featherweight champ from June 2017 to December 2019 before losing the belt to …read more

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Beneil Dariush understands why UFC gave Alexander Volkanovski title shot, 'but the timing was terrible for me'

Beneil Dariush is happy to continue fighting the best, but admits being passed up for a title shot was frustrating.
Dariush (22-4-1 MMA, 16-4-1 UFC) has won eight in a row …read more

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Beneil Dariush’s Chance To Step Into Greatness

UFC Lightweight Contender Beneil Dariush Discusses Islam Makachev vs Alexander Volkanovski, Future Opponents And His Goals For 2023.
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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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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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Charles Oliveira reveals his pick for Makhachev vs. Volkanovski title fight

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski agree to a fight to determine the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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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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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.
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Alexander Volkanovski Recalls Sambo Wrestler He Had To ‘Teach A Lesson’ In Training

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has recalled an interaction with a ‘disrespectful’ sambo practitioner in the gym during his ongoing fight camp. Having well and truly conquered the UFC’s 145-pound …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski reacts to Zabit Magomedsharipov’s possible return: “I thought that was gonna be a big fight”

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski would welcome the return of Zabit Magomedsharipov. ‘The Great’ has been out of action since a decision victory over Max Holloway in July. With that, …read more

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UFC 284 Takes Another Hit With Injury To Local Star

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It might be time to protect Alexander Volkanovski at all costs.
UFC 284 in Perth, Australia on Feb. 11, 2023, took …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.

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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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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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