Russian UFC fighter Islam Makhachev will fight Beneil Dariush championship (UFC). This is reported by ESPN MMA.
30-year-old Russian athlete will fight with American Beneil Dariush. Their rivalry is set to lead the UFC on February 26th. Both fighters have already agreed to hold the fight. The UFC has not yet announced the place where the event will take place.
On October 30, at the UFC tournament in Abu Dhabi, Makhachev defeated New Zealander Dan Hooker. After the triumph, the Russian fighter announced his readiness to fight for the lightweight title. The current belt holder is Brazilian Charles Oliveira.
Makhachev confidently performs under the auspices of the UFC. He demonstrates a series of nine victorious fights. The only defeat in the framework of the promotion he suffered in October 2015, losing to the Brazilian Adrian Martins.
Makhachev is an ally of the former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He also trains under Javier Mendes at the American Kickboxing Academy.