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For his next fight, the Russian lightweight of the UFC, Islam Makhachev, will be the headliner of the event, and his rival will be one of the top ten fighters in the division.
The manager of the Russian citizen Rizvan Magomedov told about this in an interview to the channel “Разрешите вас перебить | ММА, UFC“.
“There is Paul Felder, there is Dan Hooker, and there is Rafael Dos Anjos,” Magomedov said. “I think one of these three opponents is coming soon. We will decide on the date. Plus, Islam Makhachev will lead his next fight – it should be a five-round fight “
29-year-old Islam Makhachev leads a series of seven victories, finishing in the last fight with a hand triangle choke of American Drew Dober.
Currently, the Russian fighter is ranked eleventh in the UFC lightweight rankings, while Felder, Hooker, and Dos Anjos are in tenth, eighth and seventh positions, respectively.