The highly anticipated rematch between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski for UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 is quickly approaching, and fans are eagerly awaiting the conclusion of this exciting fight. Although both fighters have a history of victories, it appears that Makhachev has the edge in this match-up.
Makhachev first earned his reputation as a top lightweight fighter when he defeated Gleison Tibau at UFC 192 in 2015, cementing himself as one of the best in his division. Since then, he has gone on to defeat notable opponents such as Kajan Johnson and Arman Tsarukyan, further showcasing his impressive skillset. With an impressive record of 19 wins with only two losses on his professional career, it’s clear that Makhachev is a force to be reckoned with inside the octagon.
Volkanovski also has an impressive record; however it doesn’t quite compare to Makhchev’s record when you take into account their respective opponents throughout their careers. The former featherweight champion won three consecutive fights against reputable contenders such as Jose Aldo and Max Holloway before finally dropping a split decision loss to current champion Petr Yan last year during UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa 2 . Despite this setback , Volkanovski still remains one of the most talented lightweights competing today; however his recent performances suggests that he may not have what it takes to overcome someone like Islam Makhachev .
When comparing these two fighters side by side , there is no doubt that Islam Makhchev holds an considerable advantage over Alexander Volkanovski heading into their much anticipated rematch at UFC 294 . Both men can certainly hold their own inside the octagon , but all signs point towards “The Eagle” emerging victorious from this matchup given his superior experience against higher caliber opponents than those faced by “Landslide” throughout his career . From striking accuracy , grappling acumen ,and overall cage awareness ; each aspect serves only to bolster “The Eagle’s ” chances at defending home soil come fight night .
In conclusion , based upon past performances and across -the -board skill superiority ;Islam makhaev seem poised for victory come ufc 294 :mahkachevs volkovanski2 bout later this year . His combination of speed / power/accuracy alongside years worth of octagon experience should be more than enoughto secure him victory should both men meet expectations come time for them square off once again