Already been established that Khamzat is moving to MW because that’s a less grappler heavy division. Look how much more trouble Burns (LW/WW) gave Khazmat than Holland (MW) because of his grappling and Khamzat having to stand with him.
If Khamzat gets through Costa, he’ll get an immediate ts against Israel and finish him in the first round. The UFC won’t make Khamzat fight a killer with good TDD for his title shot like Whitaker.
Israel was hyped to the moon and a lot of money was put behind him but he failed to capitalise on it with exciting finishes and now he’s being thrown to the wolf.