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Islam Makhachev held function high canine within the light-weight division Saturday when he defended his title in opposition to Dustin Poirier within the UFC 302 headliner.

Makhachev (26-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) tied the all-time divisional title protection report when he locked up a fifth-round submission on Poirier (30-9 MMA, 22-8 UFC) at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J., extending his successful streak to 14 fights contained in the octagon.

Following the win, there seems to be two paths for Makhachev: Go all-in on shifting as much as welterweight to problem the Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad winner at UFC 304, or try and take sole possession of the 155-pound title protection report with a rematch in opposition to Arman Tsarukyan.

What does the long run maintain for Makhachev? Watch the video above for ideas and evaluation on his future after UFC 302.

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