WATCH: UFC champion Islam Makhachev performs INSANE gymnastics movement training with Olympic gold medalist

Islam Makhachev World Gymnastics is coming for the spot for the Pound! The Dagestan lightweight fighter tries his hand at gymnastics and is actually pretty good! Who would have thought?

One of the UFC’s most skilled fighters, Islam Makhachev, has been at cloud nine since dethroning Charles Oliveira to become king of the UFC lightweight division. As the Dagestanian tries to break his gymnastic moves under the coaching of the two-time gold medalist from Russia, Makhachev’s goal of being on top of the world has gone one step further. Nikita Vladimirovich.

In a recent vlog by the Russian Olympic athlete, Makhachev and he try their luck at each other’s sports and showcase their athleticism. Showing that he could (sort of) somersault with ease, Makhachev decided to try his hand at the bar. The fighter was determined to go a full 360 degrees while holding onto the bar. Surprisingly, it only took a few tries for the UFC lightweight champion to make the move.

It’s worth noting that Makhachev does this with his hands tied to the bar for safety, but it’s still impressive to see the Russian fighter show off his athleticism. The fighter’s elite fitness has never been doubted throughout his fighting career, and this video adds to his insane athleticism. Check out the full video above to see the UFC’s lightweight champion bring out the gymnast in her.

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When is Islam Makhachev returning to the UFC octagon?

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Islam Makhachev – (IMAGO / ITAR-TASS)

Islam Makhachev last fought in the octagon at UFC 280 two months ago, and fans are already waiting for the new lightweight champion’s next fight. Makhachev beat the toughest test of his career in the UFC octagon by submission and made it look easy. Makhachev won the lightweight belt and now also tops the pound-per-pound rankings.

The fighter is undefeated in his last 11 fights and is now facing #1 fighter Alexander Volkanovski per kilo in his next fight, which will take place at UFC 284 in February 2023. dash as Volkanovski tries to become a double champion. Makhachev is determined to take P4P 1st place from the featherweight champion.

Islam will fight Alexander Volknaovski on enemy territory in Perth, Australia. The UFC is finally returning to Australia and Australian MMA fans await a feast. Makhachev vs Volkanovski is a stylistic delight on paper and has the potential to be one of the greatest fights ever.

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