Shavkat Rakhminov who put the welterweight division on notice with his knockout of Carlston Harris, has called out Neil Magny for a fight in the future

UFC’s welterweight division is shaping up to be the most exciting division in the promotion with fresh prospects emerging regularly. Khamzat Chimaev has been the hot topic thanks to his dominant career so far, but another name that has been running berserk in the division is Shavkat Rakhmonov.

Shavkat Rakhmonov
Shavkat Rakhmonov

Neil Magny defeated Max Griffin at UFC Columbus and took the mic immediately to call out Khamzat Chimaev. Magny has been wanting to fight the Chechen and has his best interest in derailing the hype train.

Rakhmonov has set his sights on Magny. The undefeated welterweight who started his career in October 2014, has a staggering record of 15 wins and no losses so far. What is more impressive is that he has finished all his fights and is equally good on the feet and on the canvas.

He posted a tweet saying,

Fight me
@NeilMagny
👊🏼 No one want to fight me

Shavkat has been put down as the dark-horse of the division and he’s expected to turn a few heads if he continues performing.

Who is Shavkat Rakhmonov?

Shavkat Rakhmonov has had a spectacular couple of years since making his professional MMA debut in October 2014.

Born in Uzbekistan, Shavkat later received citizenship of Kazakhstan in 2017. He won the WMMAA World and Asian Championships titles as an amateur.

He made his UFC debut against Alex Oliveira at UFC 254 and even though Alex weighed in two pounds above the welterweight regulation, Shavkat won the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the first round.

He is 3-0 in the UFC currently with two first-round finishes. The Kazakh is slowly cementing his position in the talent stacked welterweight division and is a definite threat to many in that weight category.

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