Makhachev defeated Volkanovsky by unanimous decision and reached the top of the ranking of the best UFC fighters
It seems that this is not an easy victory for Islam, but a clear victory! But there were also those who had an opinion about the victory of Alex Volkanovski after the main event of UFC 284.
The previous day, Russian Islam Makhachev passed the hardest test of his career. In a 25-minute intense recording in Perth, Australia, the UFC lightweight champion defeated the Australian Alexander Volkanovski by unanimous decision (48:47 on the judges’ cards, 48:47, 49:46). Despite the scandalous decisions in the fights of Petr Yan and Magomed Ankalaev, this time the referees took the side of the domestic athlete.
Mahachev defended the October 2022 UFC title for the first time;
Islam’s streak is now 12 matches. And this is the longest running streak in the entire organization;
Very soon, the UFC will publish updated ratings, in which the representative of Russia will remove Alex from the first line of the list of the best fighters in the league, regardless of weight categories (Р4Р).
Operational report on the fight between Dagestanian and Volkanovski, who is currently the UFC featherweight champion:
Before we move on to the mixed reaction of the MMA community to the super fight of the two champions, let’s pay attention to the hilarious clash of the opponents on social networks a few hours after the octagon showdown.
Alex Volkanovski immediately begins to spread the idea of unification…
“I just watched the fight. I definitely got the second, third and fifth rounds. I’m surprised they didn’t raise my hand. Let’s have a rematch anytime, anywhere.”
…and got a funny punch from Islam Makhachev:
“I just watched the fight. To be honest, Wolf only got the last minute of the 25 minutes.”
“The Most Competitive Fight of a Career”
Immediately after the war, Mahachev began to receive congratulations from his compatriots. Undefeated Bellator World Champion Osman Nurmagomedov He called Islam the best fighter in the world and advised his friend to consider going for a second middleweight title:
“The best fighter on the planet. It was a great fight, the most competitive fight in Islam’s entire career, but without such competition there is no growth. Congratulations, champion, pound-pound king! Maybe another belt?”
Magomed Ismailov (Under the pseudonym “Bald Predator” – this is important!) With his characteristic humor exploded on social networks:
“That strange moment. The first P4P number has a name and its name is Islam. Being small and bald tends to be very uncomfortable, but you’ve done your job. Congratulations brother“.
Of course, kind words for a friend were also found. Habiba Nurmagomedova:
“Volkanovski did not lose anything”
But not everyone praised the Russian athlete after the Australian event. Those who were dissatisfied with the result seemed to have forgotten the good old rule: If you want to claim the champion’s belt, you must either win ahead of schedule or consolidate the points. Isn’t that the explanation the experts were looking for for Ian’s “robbery” in April 2022 to take revenge on Aljamain Sterling?
One way or another, former UFC champion in two weight categories, member of the promotional Hall of Fame daniel kormierKnown for his warm relations with Khabib and Islam in the AKA lounge, he unexpectedly spoke of the referees’ poor work:
“Bad judgment from the judges. 3-2 – Volkanovski lost nothing today. He fought better than anyone in his place. He’s the best fighter in any weight category. By the way, the fight went well.”
Approximately the same position is held by a well-known commentator. Joe Rogan. Which on the podcast didn’t criticize the reviewers:
“My God! I was convinced Volkanovski had won! Maybe we should watch the fight again. What are they thinking online? I think Volkanovski won 3-2 in the rounds.”
Senior MMA, now specialist Chael Sonnen He also praised Kurt on his YouTube channel, but not Islam:
“What I envy for the lack of courage of the judges who gave the victory to Makhachev to do the customary in the UFC – to give the victory to a local man. This local famine was the only one interested today. He fought for victory for the good of the crowd. So we would have understood if we gave him the victory. “
He spoke harshly about Mahachev’s victory and marlon veratop tint weight:
Well, where without the classic hat? Nate DiazWhatever the outcome of the battle, it will definitely go through Khabib and his team members:
“Makhachev kicked his ass.”
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UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain pound:
“What a fifth round! The highest level that brought down Islam, and the right hand was perfectly timed. I think Makhachev won, but what a fight!”
Former promotion champion in two divisions Henry Cejudo:
Former UFC Champion Cody Garbrandt:
“I would love to see that fight again.”
British UFC fighter until darren:
another british tom aspinall:
“It doesn’t matter who wins. The referees’ decision is the referees’ decision. It’s much more important as fans that we have the honor to watch one of the most technical performances in history. mixed martial arts.”.
Palestinian UFC star Belal Mohammed:
“An incredible fight by both men.”
Invincible Briton from Dagestan Mohammed Mokaev:
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