The prospects of Magomed Ankalaev in the UFC announced

The prospects of Magomed Ankalaev in the UFC announced

After failing to capture the vacant belt against Jan Blachowicz, UFC light heavyweight number two Magomed Ankalaev will fight one more fight before fighting for the title again.

About this in an interview with the channel Sport24 said the manager of the Russian, Rizvan Magomedov.

“Ankalaev is again one step away from the title fight,” Magomedov said. “He needs to fight one fight, show that he is, as the Americans say, a “real deal”, and maybe at the end of the year he will fight again for the title”

Recall that the fight between Ankalaev and Blachowicz, who had the title vacated by the injured Jiří Prochazka at stake, did not reveal a winner, ending in a draw, after which the remaining vacant championship belt was won by Jamal Hill, who defeated Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision in a dominant style.

According to the UFC plan, Prochaska, who plans to return to the octagon at the end of the summer after shoulder surgery, will get an immediate title shot and challenge Hill.

Meanwhile, Ankalaev, in theory, could fight Alexander Rakic, who is fourth in the division rankings and is preparing to return to business after a knee injury.