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Video: What’s the takeaway from Alexander Volkanovski’s stoppage loss at UFC 294?

Alexander Volkanovski wanted to get one back against Islam Makhachev on short notice, but things went wrong quickly in his second opportunity to win a second UFC title. The UFC featherweight champion stepped in on less than two weeks’ notice to replace Charles Oliveira, who could not compete against Islam Makhachev in the UFC 294 […]

Video: Is Islam Makhachev an all-time great, or is the jury still out?

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/video-discussing-islam-makhachev-status-as-all-time-great-ufc-lightweight-champion-after-alexander-volkanovski-knockout-win October 24, 2023 2:00 pm ET Islam Makhachev made a statement in his win at UFC 294. The UFC lightweight champion looked better than ever when he took out featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski with a […]

Islam Makhachev thinks Alexander Volkanovski should rest after UFC 294 – not push for January return

ABU DHABI – Alexander Volkanovski is itching to get back in the octagon and wants to stay active. But Islam Makhachev doesn’t think it’s such a great a idea. Makhachev and Volkanovski fought for a second time Saturday in the main event of UFC 294 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 […]

Spinning Back Clique LIVE (noon ET): UFC 294 fallout for Makhachev, Volkanovski and Chimaev, plus Fury-Ngannou and more

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/ufc-294-opinion-analysis-video-makhachev-volkanovski-fury-ngannou-mma-boxing-news October 23, 2023 8:00 am ET Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly live show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week’s panel of Farah […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Islam Makhachev after UFC 294 title defense?

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/ufc-294-video-islam-makhachev-next-fight-matchmaker-knockout-volkanvoski-oliveira-gaethje Mike Bohn and Abbey Subhan October 22, 2023 3:40 pm ET (ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Alexander Volkanovski after UFC 294 title fight loss?) Islam Makhachev’s reign of terror in the lightweight […]

Alexander Volkanovski gets emotional revealing why he accepted UFC 294 bout: ‘I was just doing my head in’

ABU DHABI – Alexander Volkanovski couldn’t help himself, but the internal drive that led him to defeat Saturday at UFC 294 is also the same attribute that found him many a success. Following his first-round knockout loss to Islam Makhachev, Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) attempted to control his emotions as he explained why he […]

Islam Makhachev doesn’t think Charles Oliveira rematch is a good idea: ‘He will give up’

ABU DHABI – Islam Makhachev will fight anyone, but doesn’t see Charles Oliveira as the logical next choice. Lightweight champion Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) was scheduled to rematch Oliveira in the UFC 294 headliner, but Oliveira was forced out due to a cut and replaced by featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski (26-2 MMA, 13-1 UFC). […]

UFC 294 results: Islam Makhachev knocks out Alexander Volkanovski with early head kick in rematch

Islam Makhachev’s second win over Alexander Volkanovski was much more definitive than the first. In the UFC 294 main event, Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) finished Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) with a head kick and punches at 3:06 of Round 1. The event took place at Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. A […]

UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 watch-along live stream with MMA Junkie Radio (2 p.m. ET)

UFC 294 takes place Saturday headlined by a lightweight title fight, and MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” will host a live-streamed watch-along right here, which kicks off with the pay-per-view at 2 p.m. ET. In the main event, 155-pound champion Islam Makhachev meets featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski in a rematch of their February […]

Video: Did the UFC 294 main event get better with the Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski rematch?

The MMA world was cruising along to a UFC 294 lightweight title fight between champion Islam Makhachev and ex-champ Charles Oliveira. Then the rug got pulled out. Oliveira had to pull out with an injury less than two weeks before the Saturday headliner at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The UFC had what seemed to be […]