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