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Makhachev Reminds Max Kellerman Of Kobe Bryant & Floyd Mayweather

Islam Makhachev is rising up the UFC lightweight rankings, and Max Kellerman is already showering him with glowing praise. Makhachev is coming off a submission victory over Thiago Moisés at UFC Vegas 31. With the win, Makhachev has emerged victorious in his last eight outings. Many believe he is primed...

(UPDATED) RDA Claims Khabib Will Fight Him If He Beats Makhachev

Ali Abdelaziz, manager of both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev, denies that Makhachev has agreed to fight dos Anjos as of yet. Makhachev would prefer to fight again in December but has not made a final decision. As for Khabib, there isn't a shred of truth of dos Anjos'...

UFC Rankings Report: Islam Makhachev Gets His Respect & Then Some

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC Vegas 31. Check out all the changes below. Men’s Pound for Pound: Robert Whittaker moves down one position to #12 and is no longer tied with Brandon Moreno (#11).   Women’s Pound for Pound: No Changes Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez moves up to be tied...

War Of Words Between Makhachev & Hooker Picks Up Steam

Islam Makhachev believes him and Dan Hooker can talk about fighting each other once "The Hangman" starts to wins a fight. #8-ranked lightweight Dan Hooker accused Makhachev of trying to copy Khabib Nurmagomedov but mentioned how it wasn't the same because Makhachev had lost before whereas Nurmagomedov was undefeated. Hooker...

Michael Chandler Thinks His Style Matches Up Well Against Makhachev’s

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler has responded to Islam Makhachev after the Dagestani called him out at UFC Vegas 31. Chandler's comments came after Makhachev addressed a plethora of 155-pound names following his comfortable main event win against Thiago Moisés this past weekend. With Khabib Nurmagomedov shouting instructions from his corner,...

Hooker: It’s Silly To Think Fighters Are Afraid To Fight Islam Makhachev

Following Islam Makhachev's big win at UFC Vegas 31, Dan Hooker isn't buying that fighters are afraid to fight the #9-ranked Russian out of American Kickboxing Academy. Over the weekend, Islam Makhachev capitalized on his first time headlining a UFC event. The heir to Khabib Nurmagomedov took Thiago Moisés to...

Makhachev Mocks RDA, Ferguson, & Chandler For Ignoring Callout

Islam Makhachev is continuing to put the top-ranked lightweights of the UFC on blast for being unresponsive to the idea of fighting him. Possibly the biggest narrative surrounding the UFC Vegas 31 main event was about how none of the top-ranked lightweights in the UFC wants any part of Islam...

Islam Makhachev Wants To Test Michael Chandler’s ‘Bellator Skills’

Fresh from mauling Thiago Moises on Saturday night, UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev has called out Michael Chandler. Makhachev is now on an eight-fight win-streak after he earned a submission victory over Moises in the main event of UFC Vegas 31. The #9-ranked lightweight showed that he’s got more in his...

Fighters React To Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises At UFC Vegas 31

The fight between Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises was a one-sided fight.  The showdown served as the main event of the UFC Vegas 31 event on Saturday night (July 17, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. As seen in the fight, the first round opened slowly before...

UFC Vegas 31 Highlights: Islam Makhachev Taps Thiago Moises

Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises was better than advertised.  The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (July 17, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 31 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility.  They had a feeling out process before exchanging and Makhachev got a takedown with...

Islam Makhachev Admits Feeling Pressure To Carry On Khabib’s Legacy

Islam Makhachev is walking into his first headlining fight with the pressure of his mentor looming. The UFC is the pinnacle for MMA in the world. To get to the top means you are the best at what you do. Being the best in the world and having to show...

Khabib Believes Makhachev Would Finish Both Poirier & Oliveira

Khabib Nurmagomedov has suggested that Islam Makhachev would finish both Dustin Poirier and current 155-pound champion Charles Oliveira. Khabib's bold prediction comes ahead of Makhachev's first UFC main event this weekend. Having been bumped up from the co-main event following the cancelation of Max Holloway's scheduled bout with Mexico's Yair...

UFC Vegas 31: Makhachev vs Moisés Face-Offs & Final Preview

One day out from UFC Vegas 31, we've got your fighter face-offs along with the final preview for tomorrow's event! Earlier today, the official weigh-ins were held, and every fighter successfully made weight, which Michael "The Count" Bisping thinks is a model for other fights to take heed of. https://twitter.com/bisping/status/1416103011571486720 "Take...

UFC Vegas 31 Weigh-In Results: All Fighters Successfully Make Weight

The weigh-in results are in, and we are all set for UFC Vegas 31 after every single fighter on the card made weight without issue! Tomorrow night at UFC Vegas 31, Islam Makhachev will have an opportunity to emerge from the shadow of Khabib Nurmagomedov when he competes in his...

Khabib Thinks Makhachev Can Emerge From His Shadow Against Moisés

Khabib Nurmagomedov has big plans for his young protégé, Islam Makhachev. Islam Makhachev is showing many signs of being the next big thing in the UFC lightweight division. He is set to headline his first UFC card this Saturday night as he takes on Thiago Moisés at UFC Vegas 31....