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UFC 302: Volkanovski Backs Makhachev to Outfox Poirier in Lightweight Title Clash

This Saturday night at UFC 302, the lightweight title hangs in the balance as champion Islam Makhachev takes on the challenger Dustin Poirier. While Poirier enters as the underdog, he'll be cheered on by a passionate fanbase hoping to see him capture undisputed gold. However, according to former lightweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, Makhachev's calculated approach might prove too much for "The Diamond."


In a recent YouTube video, Volkanovski offered his prediction for the main event. "I think Islam's gonna be too good," he stated. He believes Makhachev's well-rounded skillset and cautious style will minimize the chances of Poirier landing a fight-ending blow. 

"He's too safe of a fighter to make mistakes," Volkanovski explained.

Poirier is known for his potent guillotine choke, a submission that has earned him several victories. However, Volkanovski believes Makhachev is well-prepared. "The Great" expects the champion to have drilled extensively for this specific threat, rendering it less effective.

Furthermore, Volkanovski predicts a potential submission win for Makhachev. This adds another layer of intrigue to the highly anticipated matchup. With both fighters possessing strong grappling skills, the outcome could hinge on who capitalizes on the first takedown opportunity.

Can Poirier defy the odds and dethrone the dominant champion? Or will Makhachev retain his title and continue his reign atop the lightweight division? All will be revealed this Saturday night at UFC 302.


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