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Video: Did Khamzat Chimaev do enough against Kamaru Usman to get a title shot?

Khamzat Chimaev may be next in line for a UFC title shot in the middleweight division. At least, that’s what the UFC promised the winner of the UFC 294 co-feature bout ahead of the main event in Abu Dhabi. Chimaev was originally scheduled to compete against Paulo Costa at the event, but just 10 days […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: What are the stakes for Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa after UFC 294 switcheroo?

The UFC 294 main event is not the only big bout that got a major shakeup for Saturday. Around the same time the event in Abu Dhabi got a new headliner in featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski against lightweight champ Islam Makhachev when Charles Oliveira had to pull out, the co-main event changed, too. Khamzat Chimaev […]

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 […]