What Lies Ahead for Islam Makhachev After Defending Title at UFC 294?

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Islam Makhachev’s reign of terror in the lightweight division continued at UFC 294 when he delivered a statement title defense over fellow champion Alexander Volkanvoski.

Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) extended his winning streak to 13 consecutive fights with a first-round head kick knockout of Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, and despite only having three championship bouts in the division, he’s looking rather untouchable.

Who should be next to challenge Makhachev? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC 294.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 294.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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