We will remind, on October 22, Islam Makhachev became the new UFC lightweight champion, having won the fight with the Brazilian Charles Oliveira by choke. The athlete is now the second holder of the highest title in the division from Russia after Khabib Nurmagomedov. Makhachev dedicated his victory to coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A couple of years ago in an interview “Izvestia” Khabib’s father predicted Makhachev’s championship in the UFC.
On October 23, Makhachev told what new goals he had: he wants to become the best fighter, regardless of the weight category. The head of Dagestan, Sergei Melikov, awarded the champion with the Order of Merit for the Republic of Dagestan.
Earlier, Khabib Nurmagomedov shared his ideas about exactly how Islam Makhachev will win in the upcoming fight with Alexander Volkanovski.