Shavkat Rakhmonov made his UFC debut in October 2020. He had his 26th birthday the day before the war. Alex Oliveira was his rival in the competition. Rakhmonov, a former M-1 welterweight champion, was a favorite against “Cowboy” Oliveira. The battle went well for Rakhmonov.
He was comparable to Oliveira in terms of striking, but his superior fight intelligence and situational awareness set him apart in his UFC debut. Oliveira felt it was time to drop levels and attempt a double leg takedown on Rakhmonov after a protracted struggle in the clinch against the fence.
“I’m the future UFC champion”- Shavkat Rakhmonov is confident in attaining UFC Gold
Rakhmonov, a rising welterweight prospect, overcame Neil in the second round of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event to earn his biggest victory to date. With his nearly faultless victory over Neil, Shavkat Rakhmonov should now rank among the top ten welterweight fighters in the UFC.
Rakhmonov presently holds a perfect 16-0 record and is still undefeated. Eight of the 27-year-fights old’s ended in knockouts, while eight ended in submission. When asked who he would like to face in his subsequent UFC appearance during the post-fight news conference, Rakhmonov responded, “The names I want to face is Stephen Thompson, Nick Diaz, Masvidal, let’s go.”
During the Media Scrum, He stated, “I believe I deserve more attention, God’s willing, I’m the future UFC champion. Time will show it.” He was later asked how he perceives his future to which he replied, “I prefer to take it step by step. I don’t like to rush it. I believe in a year and a half or two years, I’m gonna be UFC champion.”