Islam Makhachev says Beneil Dariush could be his next UFC opponent
Russian Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Islam Makhachev Naval name of a possible next opponent in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His words lead the YouTube channel Weighing.
Makhachev says UFC chief Dana White wants to set up a fight in October this year in Abu Dhabi. I think Beneil Dariush will beat Charles Oliveira and will become my rival,” the fighter said.
Earlier March 15 Makhachev expressed himself on a possible rematch with the Australian Alexander Volkanovski. “If he wins the next fight and I win the next one, why don’t we meet again?” said the Russian.
On February 12, Makhachev defeated Volkanovski at UFC 284 via unanimous decision. He made his first defense of the organization’s lightweight title won in October. In total, in his professional career, Makhachev won 24 victories and suffered one defeat.