The fourth number four of the UFC bantamweight division, Russian Magomed Ankalaev announced that he plans to take the title before the end of this year.
According to him, his bout with Anthony Smith at UFC 277, July 30, in Dallas will determine the future contender for the belt.
In that case, the fight for the title could take place in a few months, that is, as early as 2022. And Magomed is confident that he will take the belt, no matter who his opponent is.
"I have a specific goal, and whoever it is that comes out to defend his belt, I will do everything I can to take it away," said Ankalaev.