Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski. Prediction for the fight

Islam Makhachev on February 12 at the RAC Arena in Perth will hold the title fight of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with Alexander Volkanovski. Will the Russian be able to win over the Australian and what bets to choose?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski

Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev is the reigning UFC lightweight champion. The 31-year-old mixed martial artist has been undefeated since October 2015. Then the Russian lost in the first round to Adrian Martins from Brazil. After that, an athlete from Dagestan won 11 victories in a row. He occupies the second line of the official UFC ranking among the best fighters, regardless of the weight category. He has 24 wins (five by knockout) and one loss.

Makhachev was engaged in combat sambo, judo and freestyle wrestling. He won his championship title in October 2022 in a duel with the Brazilian Charles Oliveira (submission).

Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski occupies the first line of the UFC ranking among the best fighters, regardless of weight category. The 34-year-old Australian is the reigning UFC featherweight champion and black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also practiced kickboxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. He has 25 wins (12 by knockout) and one loss.

Volkanovski has been able to defend the championship belt five times already. Alex defeated American Max Holloway three times, as well as Brian Ortega from the USA and South Korean Jung Chang Son. 

Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski facts

  • Hill wins by knockout - Hill has seven knockout wins in his career.

Fight prediction

Analysts of bookmakers consider Makhachev the undisputed favorite of the upcoming fight. It's hard to disagree with them. Makhachev won the last five fights in the UFC ahead of schedule: four times by surrender and once by technical knockout. The fight for the championship title takes place in a five-round format. And with Islam for the first time there will be no Khabib Nurmagomedov. But this should not prevent the Dagestani from achieving victory. Our prediction is Makhachev's victory by submission 2.10 from Mostbet.

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