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look. Makhachev ended the fight in the first round

The UFC circus descended on Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena this weekend. Located in the United Arab Emirates: Kevin De Bruyne and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Top footballers attended the title fight between Russian Makhachev and Australian Volkanovski. KDB rarely does this, and Zlatan is known to be a huge fan of combat sports.

The Swede has a good relationship with his compatriot Khamzat Chimaev, who also entered the octagon. He defeated former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Earlier this year, Ibrahimovic visited Chimaev during his training and the athletes took pictures with each other.

The fight between Chimaev and Usman was just a warm-up for the main event of the evening: the fight between Makhachev (the lightweight champion) and Volkanovski (the featherweight champion) for the lightweight title. Their previous camp in February was renamed “Fight of the Year” by several specialist news sites. Then the Russian came out on top after a fierce battle with his Australian opponent.

On Saturday night, Volkanovski got a second chance to win the lightweight title. But he didn’t catch it. On the contrary: it was a complete disappointment for the featherweight champion. With a powerful kick to the head, Makhachev knocked Volkanovski down in the first round. He won the bout by knockout, retaining his lightweight title under the watchful eyes of “KDB” and Ibrahimovic.

Immediately after the match, the winner took the floor. “I’m not celebrating today because of everything that’s happening in the world right now. Our thoughts are with Palestine,” Makhachev said in the interview. He walked to the wings with a Palestine flag around his shoulders.

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look. Makhachev waves the Palestinian flag after his fight

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