OFFICIAL: Alex Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev to setup title fight at UFC 284

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UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is all set to go against lightweight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 early next year. With the Australian looking confident to fight Islam Makhachev, the UFC officials on Saturday confirmed the title fight between the two.

 

Notably, the two champions will fight to determine the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, with the bout scheduled for February 11, 2023 in Perth, Australia.

 

Earlier, a fter winning the UFC lightweight title against Oliveira, Islam's close friend and coach Khabib Nurmagomedov said, "Now is our plan. Fly all the way to Australia and fight in pound-for-pound king’s backyard with Volkanovski. Let’s do it. We know we’re going to finish this guy."

 

Following their octagon face off, the two fighters , Alex Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev  were  also seen getting  involved in a Twitter banter .  Volkanovski  started by  wr iting , "Are you a man of your word? @MAKHACHEVMMA?

 

To the same, Islam responded, "The second I receive the paper, I will sign it, don’t worry ✏️ enjoy your P4P first spot for now ”.  

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