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Drew Dober hopes Islam Makhachev fight at UFC 259 sets up main event vs. Rafael dos Anjos

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - Drew Dober answered media questions on Wednesday ahead of his bout at UFC 259 .
Dober discussed his lightweight matchup with Islam Makhachev , the hype around his opponent, why his change in mentality has led to a successful run of performances, and his hope to get a summer main event with Rafael dos Anjos if he wins.
UFC 259 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Watch the video above to see Dober's full pre-fight media day availability.
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Islam Makhachev ready to take lightweight torch from Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 259

Islam Makhachev ready to take lightweight torch from Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 259

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - Islam Makhachev intends to take over the lightweight division in the absence of Khabib Nurmagomedov, and it starts at UFC 259 .
Makhachev returns to competition Saturday for the first time since September 2019 when he meets Drew Dober on the main card of the loaded event. The Dagestani fighter has spent much of his career in his teammate and mentor Nurmagomedov's shadow, but now that “The Eagle” is seemingly retired, it's a new era.
“I think after this fight, if I finish Drew, everything is going to change,” Makhachev told reporters, including MMA Junkie, on Wednesday at UFC...
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