BJJ Great Craig Jones Confidently Claims Alexander Volkanovski Would Have ‘Finished’ Islam Makhachev if He…

Published 02/23/2023, 10:15 AM EST

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The UFC 284’s main event featuring featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski and lightweight champ Islam Makhachev was a thrilling encounter that had fans on the edge of their seats. The two fighters were evenly matched, and the bout was a showcase of their incredible skills and tenacity. At the end of the fight, it was Islam Makhachev who emerged victorious, winning through a unanimous decision. While many fans were happy with the result, there were some who felt that Volkanovski had been robbed of a win.

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Recently, Craig Jones, a well-known grappler who was in Alexander Volkanovski‘s corner during the fight, posted a video on YouTube. In this video, he talked about the fight in detail and gave his views about the match.

Craig Jones’ Video about Alexander Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev

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The video was titled – ‘There’s NO WAY Volk Lost That Fight’, which clearly showcases Jones’ opinions about the fight. Jones thinks that ‘The Great’ was able to win some grappling exchanges and strike well. “He (Volkanovski) was able to win a bunch of grappling exchanges. He was even able to get on top in the fifth round. I believe that if the fight (had) gone on even one more minute, he probably would have got the finish”, said Jones.

Jones also sounded very sure of his belief that Volkanovski could have finished the lightweight champ if the fight would have gone ahead for one more minute. While Jones also appreciated Makhachev’s performance in the fight, he thought that ‘The Great’ deserved to win the fight.

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Craig Jones breaking down the fight

Jones also talked about the round-wise breakdown of the fight. “I think you give round one easily to Islam. Round four obviously he held the back the entire time. You have to give it to Islam. Round three and five you have to give to Volkanovski. Round two was super super close. I think it was a super tough fight,” said Jones.

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Jones was pretty vocal about his opinions that a rematch between the two fighters is a must. “I think they absolutely have to do a rematch even if it holds up both divisions”, said Jones.

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Given the hype surrounding the fight, there has been speculation about the possibility of a rematch between Volkanovski and Makhachev. While nothing has been confirmed, many fans would love to see these two incredible fighters face off once again. With the possibility of a rematch on the horizon, fans are eagerly anticipating what the future holds for these two incredible athletes.

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Sushant Sharma

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Sushant is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has been actively contributing to the field of writing for over 2 years. He is a huge UFC fan and has been following it since 2016.
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Vineet Nandwana

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