Alexander Volkanovski has stated he ‘definitely’ thinks he received his UFC 284 title combat with Islam Makhachev, after shedding a detailed resolution to the light-weight champion.
Featherweight title holder Volkanovski was preventing on house turf in Perth, Australia as he appeared to turn out to be a dual-weight champion, however the judges’ scorecards learn 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 to Makhachev after the principle occasion.
“Just watched the fight,” Volkanovsi, 34, tweeted after UFC 284. “I definitely think I won [rounds] 2, 3 and 5.
“Surprised I didn’t get my hand raised! Let’s do the rematch, anywhere, anytime!”
Russian Makhachev was making his first defence of the light-weight belt that he received in November, when he submitted Charles Oliveira to comply with within the footsteps of coach and childhood pal Khabib Nurmagomedov.
While Khabib was absent from Makhachev’s nook within the RAC Arena, the reigning 155lbs champion was nearly capable of execute his gameplan successfully sufficient to persuade the judges that he deserved the win – though some followers and fighters felt that Volkanovski ought to have been declared the winner.
Volkanovski has been dominant as featherweight champion and entered UFC 284 because the UFC’s No 1 pound-for-pound fighter, additionally possessing the longest energetic win streak within the UFC at 12 fights. Meanwhile, Makhachev was ranked second within the UFC’s pound-for-pound record forward of Saturday’s occasion, and he matched Volkanovski’s 12-fight profitable run by beating the Australian.
Makhachev, 31, is now unbeaten since 2015, whereas he handed Volkanovski a primary defeat in 10 years, halting the 34-year-old’s 22-fight general win streak.