The leader of the UFC rating outside the categories Volkanovski called on Makhachev to sign a contract for the fight
MOSCOW, 4 Nov – The holder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title, Australian Alexander Volkanovski called on the organization’s lightweight champion, Russian Islam Makhachev, to hold a unification fight.
On Saturday, Makhachev defeated Brazilian Charles Oliveira ahead of schedule at UFC 280 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.