Islam Makhachev calls for ‘dream’ fight with Tony Ferguson, wants to ‘help’ him retire
Following his dominant, one-sided victory over the surging puncher, Drew Dober at UFC 259 on Saturday night, Russian grappling phenom, Islam Makhachev has his sights fixed on former interim titleholder, Tony Ferguson for his next Octagon walk. Steamrolling Elevation Fight Team mainstay, Dober with relative ease, American Kickboxing Academy product, Makhachev scored numerous takedowns to […]
Report – Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober earmarked for UFC event in March
An intriguing lightweight clash of surging grappling talent, Islam Makhachev, and resurgent striker, Drew Dober is currently targeted for a UFC event sometime in March, with a location, date, or venue for the clash and event yet to be determined by the promotion. A possible landing spot for the targeted bout is reportedly UFC 259 […]
Islam Makhachev recovering from staph infection, plotting February Octagon return
Removed from last weekend’s UFC Vegas 14 headliner opposite former lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos due to a staph infection, streaking grappler, Islam Makhachev is hoping to make his first Octagon outing since September of last year in February coming. The American Kickboxing Academy product was scheduled to make his main event debut under the […]
Report: Islam Makhachev suffers injury, out of UFC Vegas 14 headliner with Rafael dos Anjos
This weekend’s UFC Vegas 14 main event between surging grappling talent, Islam Makhachev, and former lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos has fallen to the wayside. Failing to come to fruition at the second time of asking now, the pairing was originally slated for UFC 254 in October, until dos Anjos returned a positive COVID-19 test […]
Report: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev rescheduled for UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th.
A lightweight matchup of former division champion, Rafael dos Anjos and surging contender, Islam Makhachev has been reworked for UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th. – from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The placement of the 155-pound bout is yet to be determined – with a headlining clash for the event still […]
Islam Makhachev calls for UFC 254 pairings with Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira, or Dan Hooker
With former UFC lightweight titleholder, Rafael dos Anjos forced off UFC 254 after a positive COVID-19 test, slated opponent, Islam Makhachev has sights on a new opponent – or three, already. Rio de Janeiro native, dos Anjos was scheduled to make his first appearance at 155-pounds since his 2016 defeat to former interim champion, Tony […]
Report: Rafael dos Anjos tests positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 254 clash with Islam Makhachev
Former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos is forced to postpone his planned return to 155-pounds. The Brazilian standout was scheduled to tackle Dagestan grappling ace, Islam Makhachev at UFC 254 on October 24th. from ‘Fight Island’ but has withdrawn from the tie after returning a positive COVID-19 test result. Featuring at the renowned Nova […]
Report: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev Added to UFC 254 on October 24th.
Former UFC lightweight titleholder, Rafael dos Anjos will return to his old stomping ground of 155-pounds, as the Brazilian veteran attempts to return to the winner’s enclosure opposite Dagestani grappling ace, Islam Makhachev at UFC 254 on October 24th. Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE – is the current frontrunner to host the pay-per-view event. […]