Makhachev announced his readiness to fight with the leader of the UFC rating outside Volkanovski’s categories
MOSCOW, 4 Nov – The owner of the title of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in lightweight Russian Islam Makhachev announced his readiness to sign a contract for a fight with the champion of the organization in the featherweight category Australian Alexander Volkanovski.
Earlier, the leader of the UFC rating, regardless of the weight category, Volkanovski turned to Makhachev on Twitter, urging the Russian to sign a contract for a unification fight.
On October 22, Makhachev defeated the Brazilian Charles Oliveira ahead of schedule at the UFC 280 tournament in Abu Dhabi and became the new lightweight champion of the promotion. Immediately after the fight with Oliveira, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov offered Volkanovski a fight against Makhachev. The Australian, who entered the octagon, agreed to Nurmagomedov’s challenge.
Makhachev is 30 years old, he has 23 wins and one loss in mixed martial arts. Volkanovski, 33, has 25 wins and one loss.