After two unsuccessful attempts to face Rafael dos Anjus within the Octagon Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Islam Makhachev will now turn his attention to fellow lightweight rival, Drew Dober.
That’s it Brett Okamato from ESPN, Who has reported that the upgrade is currently putting the fight together. Although not yet official, the fight is in line with the pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for UFC 259 on March 6, 2021. And while there is no confirmed location, Las Vegas, Nevada and “Battle Island” are the two most important potential destinations.
Makhachiv is currently riding a six-game winning streak and has not tasted defeat in nearly five years. All in all, the Russian-born fighter collected a very impressive 18-1 mark, with his only defeat to Adriano Martins at UFC 192.
Meanwhile, Dobre is 6-1 in his last seven matches and is currently the proud owner of a triple winning streak, the most recent of which was defeating Alexander Hernandez via knockout in the second round last May.
UFC 259 currently includes a Bantamweight match between former Division Champion, Dominic Cruz, which makes it Long-awaited return To face Casey Kenny. Also on the card, Joseph Benavides will face Askar Askarov, and Alexander Rakic will face Thiago Santos.