Islam Makhachev Retains Title, Stops Alexander Volkanovski With Brutal High Kick KO – UFC 294 Results (Highlights)

Makhachev's dominant performance cements his place as lightweight champion

Islam Makhachev Ko Alexander Volkanovski
Islam Makhachev Ko Alexander Volkanovski - Image credit @UFC Twitter

In a stunning display of skill and power, Islam Makhachev successfully defended his 155-pound title against Alexander Volkanovski with a first-round knockout at UFC 294. The event took place on October 21, 2023, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and was broadcasted live on ESPN+ PPV.

Makhachev, the undisputed lightweight champion, came into the fight with a more aggressive approach, keeping Volkanovski on the defensive. Although Volkanovski was able to fend off Makhachev’s initial takedown attempt, he was not prepared for the brutal head kick that followed. The kick landed squarely, leaving Volkanovski reeling and vulnerable to Makhachev’s subsequent punches. The referee had no choice but to step in and stop the fight, saving Volkanovski from further harm.

This victory marks Makhachev’s second successful defense of his lightweight title and solidifies his position as one of the top fighters in the UFC. The first fight between Makhachev and Volkanovski was closely contested, with Makhachev emerging victorious by a narrow margin. The rematch, however, left no room for doubt as to who the superior fighter was.

It is worth noting that Volkanovski took this fight on just two weeks’ notice, a decision that came with significant risks. While it would have been interesting to see how he would have fared with a full training camp, the outcome of the fight speaks for itself.

Results: Islam Makhachev def. Alexander Volkanovski via first-round KO (3:06)

Watch the highlights below:

Published on October 21, 2023 at 4:34 pm
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