The AllStar sat down in the offices of UFC veteran /founder and owner of AKA Thailand Mike Swick to discuss the potential of Islam Makhachev.

His thoughts on Islam Makhachev:

“We’ve always said for years cause everyone’s like ‘who can beat Khabib? Who can match Khabib’ and everyone’s expecting us to say UFC fighter in the division or number two competitor or number two ranked fighter, number three ranked fighter. We’ve always said Islam. 

If anyone that could possibly beat Khabib or put up a great match or catch him or something, we’ve always felt that it’s was going to be Islam.”

(Timestamp 4:26) Watch this video and more on The AllStar YouTube channel. 


Fighter profile

Islam Makhachev is a 30 year old male fighter from Russia with 21 pro wins and 1 losses. Makhachev most recently fought Dan Hooker at UFC 267: Błachowicz vs. Teixeira on Saturday October 30, 2021.

Makhachev’s recent form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Islam Makhachev
Islam Makhachev’s last 5 professional MMA fights

Islam Makhachev has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.

John Hyon Ko is a combat sports reporter based in Asia. He has interviewed the likes of Alex Volkanovski, Dan Hooker, Jan Blachowicz, Kayla Harrison, Demetrious Johnson, Rashad Evans, Dan Hardy, Brian Ortega, Seo Hee Ham and more. Co-host of the Fanatics Fantasy podcast.