Islam Makhachev is in the midst of preparing for UFC 280. On October 22, he’ll face Charles Oliveira in the most important fight of his career – for the vacant UFC lightweight title.
During one of the training sessions of this preparation, he managed to render one of his training partners unconscious with a D’Arce Choke.
Thankfully, Makhachev let go of the choke as soon as he felt that the sparring partner stopped giving resistance. The two then shared a good laugh.
Watch it take place on the video below:
Ranked #4 in the UFC lightweight division, Makhachev is sporting a 10-fight win streak, whereas Oliveira is on a 11-fight win streak.
Islam is also seen as one of the top-ranked wrestlers, while Oliveira is thought by many to be the greatest BJJ athlete in the UFC.
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With that in mind, it’s speculated by the majority of MMA fans that the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight will feature a lot of submission attempts from both sides. And it will be exciting to see how the match ends.
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