Makhachev is anticipated to headline UFC 294 on Oct. 21 at Etihad Enviornment, however with the 155-pound division being in a bizarre place for the timing of the occasion, it’s unknown who he’ll face. So he took to Twitter to drift the thought of a second consecutive champion vs. champion struggle, however this time, Makhachev desires to alternative to win a second title.
— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) July 18, 2023
Following his first-round end of Beneil Dariush at UFC 289 in June, UFC President Dana White hinted that Charles Oliveira — the person Makhachev defeated for the title at UFC 280 this previous October — would get his rematch. Throughout UFC 290 struggle week, Oliveira instructed TSN that he wouldn’t be able to face Makhachev in October, however is hoping for the struggle to happen in November or December.
One other potential choice is featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, who lately dominated Yair Rodriguez earlier this month in the primary occasion of UFC 290 to retain his featherweight title. Volkanovski lately took Makhachev to his restrict, however in the end misplaced a call at UFC 284 in February.
So far as Edwards goes, he’s anticipated to defend his championship towards Colby Covington later this 12 months.