Alexander Volkanovski is ready to cause an upset against Islam Makhachev

Alexander Volkanovski confident in his abilities, looks forward to getting a win.

by Aryan Lakhani
Alexander Volkanovski is ready to cause an upset against Islam Makhachev
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Alexander Volkanovski deserves a great round of applause for accepting a title fight on such short notice. A proper training camp would have allowed him to step in more confidently, but Volkanovski is very confident in his abilities, and he looks forward to shocking the world next Saturday night.The first match left many doubtful, making the rematch the perfect opportunity to answer answered questions.

Volkanovski was almost an inch away from becoming a double champion; it will be very interesting to see if he can secure a conclusive win on 21st October. The press conference and weigh-ins will take place next. The UFC 294 event shockingly has become a lot more intriguing now.

There’s also a change in the co-main event since Paulo Costa was forced to pull out; Kamaru Usman will fight Khamzat Chimaev.

Alexander Volkanovski on getting a rematch

In a recent YouTube video, Alexander Volkanovski explained whether he’s ready or not for the rematch.

“This is obviously a pretty crazy thing to do,” Volkanovski said, as quoted by “There’s not many fighters out there that probably would do this, especially in my position, but I always say that I will do these things.

I am that guy that will do any time, anywhere, any weight, whatever it is. This is an opportunity to prove that once again. Would I prefer a better camp? Of course. Everyone would, You know what I’m like with my preparation.

I like to make sure. But I’m the man for the job. If anyone can do it, if anyone can do this on 12 days’ notice, off the couch, as they would say, it’s me. Volkanovski further said: “I get to go and shock the world in 11 days or something like that, so it’s pretty crazy.

Luckily, I’m always training. Have I been on holidays? Yeah. Have I had a couple of drinks here and there? Yeah, I have. But I guess that makes me feel a little fresher. That’s why I’m really excited. It’s a bit different. I don’t feel worn out”.

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