Alexander Volkanovski UFC 284 training details revealed: ‘kickboxing only, no takedowns- UFC lightweight Brad Riddell joins Alexander Volkanovski for the Islam Makchev fight
Alexander Volkanovski training: UFC 284: Alexander Volkanovski is getting ready to take on the current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 284,…
Alexander Volkanovski training: UFC 284: Alexander Volkanovski is getting ready to take on the current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 284, which his coach Joe Lopez cites as a risk many would avoid. That said, Volkanovski seems optimistic about his chances and has been spotted in a cheering mood at the Freestyle Fighting Gym in Windang, Australia. Follow UFC News Updates with InsideSport.IN.
Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 will see Makhachev’s lightweight belt go up for grabs. It means that featherweight champion Volkanovski will be in for a chance to become the promotion’s fifth ‘champ-champ’. Volkanovski has added kickboxing to his game plan and can use it extensively in the fight.
Alexander Volkanovski’s head coach connected with the media for UFC Embedded vlog and said, “Volks, you know to his credit, he always wanted to challenge himself you know. He could sit there and take on some other guys and build a legacy with just a lot more featherweight fights, but he wants to test himself and move up and all I can do is support him.”
Alexander Volkanovski UFC 284 training details revealed: ‘kickboxing only, no take downs- UFC lightweight Brad Riddell joins Alexander Volkanovski for the Islam Makchev fight
Following a gruesome training, Volkanovski was advised to go for a round of kickboxing. ‘No takedowns’ only kickboxing’ specified Joe Lopez. Meanwhile, UFC lightweight contender Brad Riddell is also helping Volkanovski prepare for the fight.
Islam Makhachev is a high-profile wrestler with unorthodox striking abilities. The lightweight champion will also relish some serious height and reach advantage over Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284. Hence, it will be interesting to see how ‘The GREAT’ tackles Makhachev. Here’s a look at the complete UFC 284 fight card.
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UFC 284: Match Card
- Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski – Makhachev’s UFC lightweight title
- Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett – UFC interim featherweight title
- Jack Della Maddalena vs. Randy Brown
- Justin Tafa vs. Parker Porter
- Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
- Tyson Pedro vs. Modestas Bukauskas
- Joshua Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan
- Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado
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