Khamzat Chimaev's rise to the top of the UFC middleweight division has been put on hold, with the undefeated contender set to undergo hand surgery.
Robert Whittaker says ‘it’s fair’ that Dricus Du Plessis gets next middleweight title shot, eyes Usman or Chimaev next
Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has always been up front and honest about matters throughout his UFC career, and he admitted that he's content with how the UFC's middleweight title picture is starting to play out.
UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev produced a huge statement in the main event of UFC 294 as he stopped featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in the first round of their title rematch in Abu Dhabi.
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.