Usman named favorite in Makhachev's fight with Porier

Kamaru Usman, former UFC welterweight champion, gave his prediction for the recently announced bout between the organization's lightweight champion Islam Makhachev and former interim champion in the division, Dustin Puryear.

"Don't write Puryear off. If Dustin finds his game, he can hurt Islam. But I think Makhachev's grappling just stunned everyone. And it will be too hard for Dustin Porier," Usman said on YouTube channel Pound4Pound.

The fight between Islam Makhachev and Dustin Puryear will take place at UFC 302 in Newark (USA) on June 1.

Recall, in his last fight, Porier finished lightweight prospect Benoit St. Denis.