Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos put MMA fans in confusion when he wrote on social networks that the promotion promised him a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who finished his career, if he defeated his friend Islam Makhachev.
“I just heard back from the UFC that Islam accepted to fight me Oct 30 5 rounds in Abu Dhabi and Khabib agreed to come out of retirement to avenge his brother’s loss after that.” – the Brazilian wrote on Twitter.
Recall that Makhachev and Dos Anjos were supposed to share the octagon last fall, but due to various reasons, this fight was first postponed, and then completely canceled.
At the moment, the 29-year-old Makhachev is leading a series of eight victories. In his last fight, which took place last weekend, the Russian won an early victory over Thiago Moises, forcing his opponent to knock in a sign of surrender from a suffocating reception. After this fight, Makhachev took the fifth place in the rating of the UFC lightweight division, leaving Rafael Dos Anjos behind.