The tenth number of the UFC welterweight division, Shavkat Rakhmonov, shared his opinion about the superfight between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski, which ended with the victory of the Russian fighter by unanimous decision.
“The fight was good, in principle, Volkanovski is also not a gift,” said the representative of Kazakhstan in an interview with Sportskeeda. “Islam did what it could, and I think it won – there should not be any dispute there. Three rounds at least he took “
At the same time, Nomad is convinced that Makhachev should have surpassed Volkanovski in the ranking of the organization’s best fighters, regardless of weight.
“Yes, of course, Islam should have been put in the first place”
As for Makhachev’s potential rivals, Rakhmonov doesn’t see anyone who could currently threaten the reign of the reigning UFC lightweight champion.
“So far I don’t see such fighters who can beat Islam in lightweight. But anything can happen, so time will tell – nothing is eternal.
Recall that Shavkat Rakhmonov, who does not know defeat, will return to the octagon on March 4 at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, and American Jeff Neal, who ranks seventh in the division, will become his opponent.