UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski has detailed his struggles when not competing regularly, after his loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 294. Following the first [...]
Johnny Walker has fun in the sun. Champs Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski do open workouts; so do middleweights Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev. Usman enjoys his island digs. Makhachev and Belal Muhammad train; foes face off on stage.
The fighters have weighed in ahead of fight night in Abu Dhabi, with the entire main card making their contracted weights for fight night at the Etihad Arena.
Champ Alexander Volkanovski supports a teammate. Johnny Walker gets in a sweat. Champ Islam Makachev visits Khabib’s new gym. At media day, Kamaru Usman reveals his motivation and Khamzat Chimaev challenges a heavyweight.
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski arrives in Abu Dhabi. Lightweight champ Islam Makhachev melds basketball with Sambo. Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev do intense workouts, then have a virtual sitdown with Chael Sonnen.
Champ Alexander Volkanovski shares his motivation. Johnny Walker makes animal friends. Khamzat Chimaev goes hard in S&C. Magomed Ankalaev and Said Nurmagomedov train together. Kamaru Usman arrives on short notice. Champ Islam Makhachev plays soccer.
Islam Makhachev's coach Javier Mendez is expecting another lengthy battle when the UFC lightweight champion faces featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski in a short-notice rematch at UFC 294, but said that, when considering the matchup, his man holds all the aces.
Khamzat Chimaev and foe Kamaru Usman are all systems go – as usual. Champ Alexander Volkanovski reacts to a surprise second chance. Johnny Walker looks to make a statement; Usman packs like a pro. Champ Islam Makhachev trains with legend Khabib.