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On October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is set to defend his title.

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Top lightweight competitors like Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira are either not available or are not expected to be prepared for the fight.

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Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier thinks Makhachev's next opponent will surprise spectators and might not be a well-known competitor.

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Beneil Dariush was defeated by Charles Oliveira at UFC 289. Oliveira has withdrawn from UFC 294 as a result.

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The winner of the Poirier vs. Gaethje rematch at UFC 291 may not be ready to face Makhachev soon after their grueling contest.

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Makhachev's next title defense might put him against a lightweight ranked No. 4, 5, or 6 due to the lack of available challengers.

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Despite recovering from elbow surgery, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has expressed interest in facing Makhachev again.

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Leon Edwards is the current welterweight champion, but Makhachev briefly considered challenging him.

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Given the uncertainty surrounding Makhachev's opponent, fans are eagerly awaiting his next match.

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