Islam Makhachev left little doubt in his rematch with Alexander Volkanovski.

The UFC light-weight champion, who had defeated Volkanovski in a detailed unanimous determination win in February 2023, viciously knocked out Volkanovski of their rematch again in October to place an finish to what many thought might develop into a rivalry sequence. It was a fast evening for Makhachev, as he wanted lower than two of the scheduled 5 rounds to defend his title.

You possibly can watch Makhachev’s second title protection within the video above.

Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) returns to the octagon to defend his light-weight title in opposition to veteran Dustin Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-7 UFC) in the primary occasion of UFC 302. The cardboard goes down this Saturday at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J.

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