Islam Makhachev

UFC 302 video: Coach Sayif Saud’s in-depth breakdown of Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier

Will Islam Makhachev continue his reign of terror? Does Dustin Poirier have one more spectacular win in him on the biggest stage? These will be the deciding questions in the UFC 302 main event. Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) will attempt to record a record-tying third consecutive lightweight title...

Islam Makhachev’s coach: Arman Tsarukyan passing up title shot ‘right call from him’

Javier Mendez agrees with Arman Tsarukyan’s decision to not fight Islam Makhachev on short notice. Tsarukyan defeated former champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 300. He was offered a title shot against lightweight champion Makhachev on less than two-months notice at UFC 302 on June 1, but turned down the...

Islam Makhachev: Khabib Nurmagomedov happy, but misses fighting

Islam Makhachev says Khabib Nurmagomedov is still very entrenched in the fight game. Nurmagomedov retired as an undefeated UFC lightweight champion and has since passed the torch onto Makhachev, who has lived up to the potential by becoming 155-pound champ himself. Nurmagomedov insists he will never fight again, but...

Islam Makhachev predicts guillotine choke will lead to Dustin Poirier’s downfall at UFC 302

Islam Makhachev warns Dustin Poirier not to jump the guillotine when they fight. Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) defends his lightweight title against Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) in the UFC 302 headliner June 1 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Going against his corner’s advice, Poirier attempted multiple...

Islam Makhachev says he has the key for an ‘easy fight’ vs. Dustin Poirier: ‘It’s worst style for this guy’

If things go according to plan, UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev expects to have his way vs. Dustin Poirier. Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) defends his title against Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) in the UFC 302 main event June 1 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Makhachev’s mentor...

Islam Makhachev’s coach: ‘Biggest threat’ Justin Gaethje no longer in UFC title picture

Javier Mendez believes UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev’s most dangerous opponent is out of the way. Justin Gaethje lined himself up for a title shot after knocking out Dustin Poirier to claim the BMF title at UFC 291. However, he opted to defend his belt against Max Holloway at...

Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier: Odds and what to know ahead of UFC 302 headliner

Islam Makhachev’s pleas for a return to competition were answered with a UFC 302 lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier this summer. Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier preview Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) seeks his third successful title defense and his first against someone not named Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev...

UFC 300’s Justin Gaethje not keen on June turnaround for Islam Makhachev, defers to Oliveira-Tsarukyan winner

Justin Gaethje struggles to see a scenario where he defeats Max Holloway at UFC 300 then challenges Islam Makhachev for the lightweight title seven weeks later. The BMF title matchup between reigning champ Gaethje (25-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Holloway (25-7 MMA, 21-7 UFC) on Saturday’s card at T-Mobile...

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