Volkanovski's Dramatic Weight Loss for UFC 294 Rematch 

By: Babita Singh


Alexander Volkanovski shed 26.5lbs in just 11 days ahead of his UFC 294 rematch with Islam Makhachev in Abu Dhabi. 

The highly-anticipated UFC lightweight title rematch between Volkanovski and Makhachev occurred on October 21 in the United Arab Emirates. 

Volkanovski's rematch with Makhachev came about because Charles Oliveira, Makhachev's original opponent, had to withdraw due to injury. 

Volkanovski took on the weight cut challenge on short notice, but his body responded well, and he lost weight rapidly. 

Despite the short preparation time, Volkanovski felt the pressure to win the rematch and secure the lightweight title. 

Alexander Volkanovski, the UFC featherweight champion, moved up in weight to face Makhachev in this significant rematch. 

Volkanovski aims to join the elite group of simultaneous double champions in UFC history, which includes Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo. 


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