The anticipated bout between UFC No.1 Pound for Pound fighter Islam Makhachev and Leon Edwards is in the balance.
Islam Makhachev, UFC’s lightweight champion, secured a successful defense of his title by knocking out UFC featherweight Alexander Volkanovski. This was a rematch that was called at short notice. After this win, he expressed an interest in facing the winner between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington aside from his rematch against Charles Oliveira. Makhachev’s preferred fight is in doubt, as the UFC Welterweight Champion has stated that he would prefer to face another UFC champ. Let’s dig deeper for more information.
UFC’s Number 1 Pound-for-Pound fighter Islam Makhachev grapples with uncertainty in achieving desired bout
Colby Covington, the current world champion at welterweight, will defend his title in the Octagon against Leon Edwards on December 16. UFC 296 is the last pay-per-view show of the year, and will take place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. Islam Makhachev is glued to this event because he wants the opportunity to fight the Welterweight Champion after UFC 296,
If Edwards keeps the belt, Makhachev might not get the fight he wants because the UFC champion has said he would rather fight the Middleweight Champion than a lightweight.
Talking about Sky Sports, Edwards stated“Any of [Strickland] The following are some examples of how to use [Du Plessi] Fighting will be fantastic. It would be ideal. Me becoming the first British double champion. That’s definitely a goal of mine. Next would be perfect. The division is boring right now. “So for me to do that would be ideal.”
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Edwards is aiming to be a double-division champion like Makhachev. Makhachev is interested in facing Edwards. However, the UFC’s welterweight champion has expressed an interest in competing in a middleweight title fight between Strickland, and Du Plessis, at UFC 299. Makhachev’s preferred bout is now in doubt. It appears that he will face Oliveira next.