Volkanovski: Makhachev risks more in fights than Khabib Nurmagomedov
Australian mixed-style fighter (MMA) Alexander Volkanovski told how Russian Islam Makhachev differs from his compatriot, former champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Khabib Nurmagomedov. The athlete’s words are quoted by Match TV.
“Khabib is very smart, very calculating. He doesn’t take risks very often. I think that Islam risks more. And I’m ready to take care of it in February,” Volkanovski said. He also noted that Nurmagomedov had more advantages in grappling and wrestling.
Makhachev and Volkanovski will fight at UFC 284. The lightweight fight will take place in Australia on the night of February 12, 2023. Thus, featherweight Volkanovski, who currently leads the ranking of the best fighters in the promotion, will change the category. Makhachev will defend the UFC championship belt for the first time.
In his professional career, Makhachev suffered one defeat and won 23 victories. Volkanovski has 25 wins and one loss.
Nurmagomedov won 16 victories in his professional career without suffering a single defeat. On January 7, it became known about the departure of Khabib Nurmagomedov from the MMA industry.
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