The champion among the octagon champions… Volkanovski vs Makachev￼
A champion among UFC Octagon champions is born. UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (35, Australia) and lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (32, Russia) cover the true strongest.
The two champions will decorate the main event at UFC 284, which will be held on the 12th (Korean time) at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. 슬롯사이트
This is the Pound for Pound (P4P) Championship Match. P4P is a ranking that determines the strongest order when everyone is compared in the same weight class without dividing the weight class.
In the UFC, Volkanovski is ranked 1st in P4P and Makhachev is 2nd. Makachev is in a better physique than Volkanovski, who is in featherweight (65.8kg) at lightweight (70.3kg).
The meeting between the two began with Makachev’s provocation. At UFC 280 held in October last year, Makacheff defeated Charles Oliveira (Brazil) with an arm triangle choke submission in the second round to become the lightweight champion.
Makhachev’s coach, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (Russia), said in an interview with the winner, “Makachev isn’t just a lightweight, he’s the best fighter in P4P.” provoked
Volkanovski, who was on site as a backup fighter for the lightweight title match, also came up to the octagon and responded, “Let’s fight for the lightweight title and P4P 1st place,” and the match was concluded on the spot.
Volkanovski, who is aiming for two weight division champions, is evaluated as the most perfect fighter within the same weight division in the current mixed martial arts (MMA). He came from a rugby background and entered martial arts at a late age, but his striking and wrestling skills are excellent.
Volkanovski, who has a record of 25 wins and 1 loss in his MMA career, defeated Max Holloway (USA), one of the greatest featherweight fighters in history, three times and took first place in P4P. In March of last year, he also destroyed Jung Chan-sung, the “Korean Zombie.”
The last time Volkanovski lost was a third-round TKO loss to Corey Nelson (Australia) in May 2013 in Australian martial arts. Since then, Volkanovski is on a 22-game winning streak.
Makachev (23-1) is a grappler. From an early age, he practiced wrestling and sambo with his older brother Khabib. In 2016, he won a gold medal at the World Sambo Championships, and in 2022 he was crowned UFC Lightweight Champion.
Makachev’s only loss was to Antonio Martins (Brazil) by TKO in the first round at UFC 192 in October 2015. Since then, they are on an 11-game winning streak.
An interim title fight will take place in the featherweight division, with Volkanovski temporarily absent. In the co-main event, UFC featherweight No. 2 Yair Rodriguez (31, Mexico, 14 wins and 3 losses) and No. 5 Josh Emmett (38, USA, 18 wins and 2 losses) face off for the interim championship.