Alex Volkanovski is ready to insure the fight of Islam Makhachev

Alex Volkanovski is ready to insure the fight of Islam Makhachev

The current UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, who is due to go to the unification fight against Yair Rodriguez in July, is ready to insure a title fight with the participation of Islam Makhachev after the fight with the Mexican.

“Revenge with Islam must take place,” the Australian told TheMacLife. “We have to do it, so we’ll see how it goes. I want to be active and that’s the main thing for me, so I’m not going to sit around waiting. I know that eventually I will get this fight, but I’m just not ready to wait for it. I will fight, mind my own business, but this revenge must definitely take place and we will definitely do it.

“In July, I will have my fight, and then we’ll see. I’m ready to fight anywhere. If they offer, I will fight him in Abu Dhabi, or I will insure a title fight. You know that I have no problem with this – on a short notice, with a broken arm, I am ready for anything, and not a single challenge scares me.

According to the UFC plan, on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, Islam Makhachev will defend his lightweight title against the number one contender, who will be determined on June 10 in the duel of Charles Oliveira and Benil Dariush, and the fight of Alex Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez will take place on July 8 at UFC 290 in Las Vegas.

Recall that on February 11 at UFC 284 in Perth, Alex Volkanovski made an unsuccessful attempt to take the championship belt from Islam Makhachev, losing to the Russian by unanimous decision after five rounds.