The current UFC lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, has no doubt that he can take the welterweight title from Briton Leon Edwards and become a double champion of the strongest league in the world.
“Now I weigh 82-83 kilograms. The second championship belt is my dream, and I am sure that I can become a double champion, ”said the Russian in an interview with Daniel Cormier. “I can beat Leon Edwards. I know it. Yes, he showed himself well in fights against Usman, showed good defense, but the fight with me will be different. ”
“I can stand with him, compete in grappling, wrestle – I can beat this guy in every aspect. Just give me one chance and that’s it. Maybe when I take the second title, they will put me on the first line in the P4P rating.
According to the UFC plan, Islam Makhachev will make another title defense on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, likely against Charles Oliveira, and Leon Edwards in a recent interview said that he would like to share the octagon with Colby Covington, who will become his next opponent.
At the moment, Islam Makhachev and Leon Edwards occupy the third and fourth lines in the ranking of the best UFC fighters, respectively.