Russian mixed style fighter (MMA) Islam Makhachev said he wants a fight with American Justin Gage. It is reported by TOPNEWS.
The 29-year-old Russian, known for his performances in the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC), believes that such a fight will soon be organized. “Now most of the guys in the top ten are busy. And I am 90 percent sure that they will give me Justin, ”said Makhachev, who is considered the successor of the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
On March 7, Makhachev defeated Drew Dober. He fought for the first time since September 2019. Gaydzhi was left without a fight for the vacant UFC lightweight title. Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will fight for the belt.
Makhachev was repeatedly predicted a champion belt after Nurmagomedov left the sport. The latter completed his performances and left the title.
Gaydzhi became the last rival in Nurmagomedov’s career. He failed to deprive the Russian of the UFC champion belt.