Islam Makhachev had a grueling weight-cutting course of for his upcoming combat in opposition to Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31.
After slicing nearly 9 kilos within the span of 12 hours, the Dagestani fighter seemed visibly exhausted, struggling to face up straight on his personal, which is a typical incidence for MMA fighters who endure a tricky weight lower.
On Thursday night time, Makhachev had a sparring session with Umar Nurmagomedov. He then did a cardio exercise and used towels to shed extreme weight.
The 29-year-old awakened early on the day of the occasion’s weigh-ins with nearly 4 extra kilos to chop. Following a tiring exercise whereas sporting a sweat go well with, Makhachev was escorted to the transportable sauna, the place he misplaced an excellent quantity of sweat.
After a therapeutic massage session, Makhachev lastly stepped on the weighing balance and efficiently made weight. The #9-ranked UFC light-weight stepped on the scales and weighed in at 155.5 kilos. Though Makhachev was extraordinarily exhausted, Khabib Nurmagomedov claimed it was his finest weight lower to this point.
Whereas hitting the higher restrict mark of 156 kilos has by no means been simple for Makhachev, the 19-1 fighter hasn’t but did not make weight.
Makhachev’s weight lower regime was uploaded to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s YouTube channel, which you’ll watch under:
Islam Makhachev needs to seize the UFC light-weight title in 2022
Islam Makhachev will tackle Thiago Moises in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 31 later right now. If he manages to get the higher of the Brazilian, Makhachev believes a win in his subsequent combat shall be sufficient to earn him a title shot.
“I’ve a few steps possibly. Two extra fights, this one (in opposition to Moises) and yet one more, then in the beginning of 2022, I’m going to combat for the title,” Makhachev advised TMZ Sports activities.
In response to Khabib Nurmagomedov, his longtime pal will most probably dethrone Dustin Poirier to develop into the brand new UFC light-weight champion.
Islam Makhachev made his UFC debut in 2015. After a profitable promotional debut, he was knocked out by Adriano Martins in his second combat.
Since then, Islam Makhachev has been on a tear within the 155-pound division and has racked up seven consecutive wins, most not too long ago in opposition to Drew Dober at UFC 259.