“I got the winner” – Alexander Volkanovski reacts to Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev fight announcement for UFC 280
Alexander Volkanovski, Charles Olivieira & Islam Makhachev
The vacant lightweight belt finally has two challengers. Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev is all set for UFC 280 and Alexander Volkanovski has already called for the winner of this fight.
Only moments after the fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev was announced on broadcast and social media by the promotion, Alexander Volkanonvski claimed the winner of the fight. The featherweight fighter just moved to the number one pound-for-pound rankings and is praised to be the best fighter in the UFC currently.
After his win against Max Holloway at UFC 276, Volkanovski asked for a shot at the lightweight belt to attain the double champ status and the promotion’s boss had no problem with letting Alexander decide his future in the UFC. The featherweight champ was very determined to fight for the vacant title but having to go through surgery has sidelined him. Nevertheless, Volkanovski will be paying close attention to the fight at UFC 280, which takes place at Abu Dhabi in October.
Alexander Volkanovski takes to Twitter to call dibs
“I got the winner!!” wrote Volk on his Twitter as UFC’s official handle dropped the announcement for the lightweight title fight. Volkanovski has been very determined to cement his legacy as one of the greats in the history of the promotion and there is a very good chance he might have already done that according to many fans and critics.
Despite being the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, it is highly unlikely that Volkanovski would be a clear favorite in a fight against either Makhachev or Oliveira. This doesn’t mean Volk can be written off. Volk has only been getting better as he continues to stack wins on his resume.
Alexander has a record of 25-1 in his professional career and has never been defeated inside the UFC octagon. The fighter also won’t have a lot of problems moving up a weight class given he was a 200-pounder at one point in time.