Manager denies that a fight between Islam Makhachev and Rafael dos Anjos is in negotiations

Islam Makhachev | Image: Jeff Bottari / Zuffa LLC

Light weight Rafael Dos Anjos you will have to wait to get your fight against Islam Makhachev. The Brazilian assured that he had an agreement for the fight, but it was denied by the Russian’s manager.

In an interview with ESPN, Ali Abdelaziz affirmed that there is no agreement and said that his client has the power to choose his next rival.


“We have not argued about that. He wants to fight in December, but the UFC wants in October. All this is in the hands of Islam Makhachev ”, replied Abdelaziz.

At 29 years old, Islam Makhachev has a streak of eight victories and is in fifth place in the lightweight ranking, behind Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, Beneil Dariush and Michael Chandler, and the current champion Charles Oliveira.

Besides, Rafael Dos Anjos try to get back into the Top 5 of the division. The former champion, comes from beating Paul felder by divided decision, in the stellar of UFC Vegas 14.

The two fighters were already scheduled by UFC twice, but the fight never materialized. First, Dos Anjos tested positive for COVID-19 and retired from combat at the last minute. In a second, Makhachev had an infection and the fight was called off.


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