Islam Makhachev dominates Bobby Green in first-round TKO, wants title shot next

No, it was not the signature win over a fellow contender like he and his team had hoped

But Islam Makhachev made a statement that was necessary to peg himself as the next UFC lightweight title contender.

Makhachev dominated Bobby Green, finishing with a ground-and-pound TKO at 3 minutes,

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Makhachev got Green against the cage, shot for a double-leg takedown and then went to work.

He quickly had Green's back and landed big shots from there until referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop it.

He quickly had Green's back and landed big shots from there until referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop it.

"I just want a title fight," Makhachev said in his postfight interview. "No more. I'm tired of all these things. I need title fight. I'm ready. I'm here."