The AllStar sat down with Mike Swick, founder/owner of AKA Thailand, to analyze Robert Whittaker versus Israel Adesanya rematch for the UFC middleweight title. 

Swick’s take on what style could defeat Adesanya:

Islam [Makhachev] would maul Adesanya….if they were the same size. If they were the same size and they fought, someone like Islam would be an absolute terror nightmare. He would be double what Jan [Blachowicz] would do to Adesanya. It would be a rough fight.”

(Timestamp 2:36) 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 loss. 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.