Islam Makhachev can surpass MMA legends and make history if he wins at UFC 302

If he beats Dustin Poirier at UFC 302, the lightweight champion will surpass names like Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones in organization records

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Islam makhachev after victory in UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

O UFC 302, which takes place next Saturday (01), could become a historic event for Islam makhachev. If the lightweight champion (up to 70,3 kg) successfully defends his title against Dustin poirier, the pupil of Khabib Nurmagomedov will surpass names like Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva e Jon Jones in the organization's historical records. Understand.

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Lightweight champion since October 2022, Islam makhachev has already put the belt on the line on two occasions, both against Alexander Volkanovsky. If you hit Dustin poirier This Saturday (01), the Russian fighter will match the athletes who have defended the reign the most times (3): Khabib Nurmagomedov e Ben henderson.

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Another record that Islam is about to break is that of consecutive victories in the history of the category: At this moment, the Russian has 12 consecutive victories along with Khabib Nurmagomedov e Tony Ferguson. If you emerge victorious in UFC 302, the lightweight champion will isolate himself as the athlete with the most positive results in the division.

Records beyond the division

Islam makhachev e Jon Jones are UFC highlights. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

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Islam makhachev he could also break records beyond the lightweight division. Currently, the Russian is tied for the number of consecutive victories (13) with Max Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Demetrius Johnson, Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierrer. If it hits Dustin poirier No. UFC 302, the Ultimate champion will be second only to Kamaru Usman (15) and Anderson Silva (16)

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