By: Alok Nayak
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Alexander Volkanovski moves up to lightweight division to face the current champion, Islam Makhachev at UFC 284.
Majority of the fans seemingly believe that Islam Makhachev is a huge favourite to beat Alexander Volkanovski comfortably.
However, Israel Adesanya is confident that Alexander Volkanovski will shock the world and win the lightweight title.
During his appearance on Flagrant podcast, Israel Adesanya gave his prediction for Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski.
Israel Adesanya stated that it won't be easy for Islam Makhachev to hold Volkanovski down even if he takes him down.
"I've tried to hold him down, I am not the greatest wrestler. Even with my frame and my leverage it's hard to hold him down. He finds a way back up."- Izzy stated
"Islam is great. But, I am biased. But I truly I could bet my house on him(Volkanovski)"- Izzy predicted (Volk to win)
The size difference between Makhachev and Volkanovski will certainly be a problem for the featherweight champion. However, it will be intriguing to see how he deals with Dagestani wrestling.
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