UFC Lightweight Chance Islam Makhachev He’s on top of his game right now after defeating Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31. The win extended his winning streak to eight fights, and he is now looking to fight the biggest stars in the division.
His manager Ali Abdelaziz is very positive about Makhachev’s talent. He tweeted that he wants Islam Makhchev to break Conor McGregor’s neck, not his leg, when the Irishman returns.
Abdelaziz and McGregor have shared a lot of animosity since the days of UFC 223 when McGregor and Nurmagomedov were involved in the infamous bus incident. This led to a bitter rivalry between the two, leading to their iconic UFC 229 clash.
Interestingly, Khabib is now taking over Islam Makhachev, and they have trained together since they were children.
It’s hard to see Islam Makhachev fighting Conor McGregor right now, but the Russian fighter has set a deadline for his return. He Said He Would Give The Former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos about three to four months To prepare for battle against him.
Makhchev spoke with journalist Brett Okamoto and revealed that he also had former Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler in his sights, along with Tony Ferguson. Both Ferguson and Chandler are excellent strikers with impeccable ability on the ground as well.
However, this will not be a problem for Islam Makhachev as he has yet to fight a man he could not take down.
His major victories over Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises
The Dagestani fighter had promised to kill Moise before the battle, and he fulfilled it. The fight was very one-sided as Moises could bring in only 18 strikes in Mkhachev’s 148.
Islam Makhachev also had 3 successful takedowns for Moises 1 as he thoroughly enjoyed ground control throughout the fight. However, it all ended in the fourth round as he capitalized on his dominance in a submission to force Moises to tap out.
It was one of the most impressive performances of Mkhachev’s career, and the victory only boosted his stock in front of UFC loyalists.
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