After two failed attempts at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) octagon against Rafael Dos Anjos, Islam McCazev will now turn his attention to fellow lightweight rival Drew Dober.
Accordingly Brett Okamado in ESPN, Who say the promotion is currently working to unify the fight. Although not yet official, the fight is set to land at the UFC 259 Bay-Per-View (BPV) event scheduled for March 6, 2021. In the absence of further confirmed location, Las Vegas, Nevada and the first two possible locations are “Fight Island”.
Makhachev has now won six fights and has not tasted defeat in almost five years. Overall, the Russian fighter is 18-1, with his solo loss against Adriano Martins at UFC 192.
Dober, meanwhile, is 6-1 on his last seven trips and is currently the proud owner of three fights, most recently defeating Alexander Hernandez by a second-round knockout last May.
UFC 259 includes a Phantomweight match between current division champion Dominic Cruz Long-awaited returns To face Casey Kenny. On the cover, Joseph Benavides will face Oscar Ascaro, and Alexander Roque will face Diego Santos.