Athletistic/MMA. Russian MMA fighter Islam Makhachev is up for nomination as Fighter of the Year at the 2022 World MMA Awards.

His competitors are: Francis Ngannou, Charles Oliveira, Johnny Ablin and Alexander Volkanovski.

In addition, Makhachev also claims the nomination of “International Fighter of the Year”, where his competitors are Khamzat Chimaev, Mateusz Gomrot, Roberto Soldic and again Alexander Volkanovski.

In 2022, Makhachev had a fight, beat Bobby Green. His next opponent is Charles Oliveira. The fighters will square off in a lightweight title fight.

Volkanovski explained why he would prefer a fight with Oliveira, and not Makhachev