History is cyclical, and this also applies to mixed martial arts. Until recently, it was difficult to imagine that the UFC would return to old school times, when fighters who today, at the same age, would have long admired gloves hanging from a nail, fought for the championship of the promotion. However, thanks to the efforts of the Brazilian mastodon Glover Teixeira, this has become a reality. Over the past three years, he has stopped five tough opponents, which gave him the chance to win the league title at 42 and take second place to Randy Couture in the ranking of the oldest fighters to ever win the organization. True, it will definitely not be easy for him to do this, because his obstacle on this path is Jan Blakhovich, who is now at the peak of his form.
Recently, fans of mixed martial arts have been actively discussing the prospects of Islam Makhachev in the UFC, who is expected to fully replace Khabib Nurmagomedov. And these expectations have quite good reasons for them, because very soon the Russian prospect may break into the very top of the lightweight league, being one step away from the cherished title chance. Walking on a streak of eight victories, he will fight in a cage against an inveterate representative of the division in the person of Dan Hooker, who at first glance seems to be an easy opponent for him, but, nevertheless, is a guy who can upset anyone and will undoubtedly do everything. to make this fight spectacular and memorable. The face-to-face meeting of the athletes will take place in the maincard of the UFC 267 tournament, which will be held on October 30.