UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev left no doubts about the superior fighter in his rematch with Alexander Volkanovski, stopping the featherweight champion via head kick at the 3:06 mark of UFC 294’s headliner.
Volkanovski, fighting on 11 days’ notice, spent much of the first round wrestling for position with Makhachev before getting caught with the kick, which sailed over his guard and sent him to the canvas. Makhachev pounded away with hammerfists to close the show.
Here’s what fighters had to say about Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2 at UFC 294.
He was always susceptible to that vs a southpaw.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 21, 2023
That could be career changing !
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 21, 2023
Islams that dude nasty head kick
— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) October 21, 2023