Russian MMA fighter Makhachev climbs in UFC rankings

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Russia’s Islam Makhachev, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Reigning Lightweight Champion, has climbed to second place in the UFC Pound-for-Pound Top Rankings, which encompass all weight categories of UFC fighters.

In taking second place, the Russian fighter ousted Australian fighter Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev and Volkanovski faced off against each other last Saturday at the UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, where the Russian defended his championship belt, defeating his opponent with a knockout in the opening round.

Topping the rankings of UFC fighters is U.S. Reigning Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones in the No. 1 spot.

Makhachev boasts a record of 25 wins and one defeat.

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