UFC 284 – Makhachev vs Volkanovski Preview

Andrew Buckle,

When the Octagon returns to Australia on February 12, a Superfight will be on tap for the UFC 284 main event at RAC Arena in Perth, as newly-crowned lightweight champion Islam Makhachev defends his title for the first time against the undisputed featherweight champion, Australia’s own Alexander Volkanovski.

Looking to join the exclusive list of double-champs in UFC history, Volkanovski enters his first fight on home soil since 2018 on the heels of a dominant 145-pound reign that includes four successful title defenses over the likes of Max Holloway, Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung.

But in February, he will be put to the test by Dagestan’s Makhachev, a dominant presence in his own right
who extended his current winning streak to 11 in October when he submitted Charles Oliveira in the second round to win the 155-pound championship that he will defend against Alexander “The Great”.

The winner of this bout will be crowned the no. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, making this is a significant match-up. For Volkanovski, he faces the toughest challenge of his career against the man many believe to be unbeatable.

Also in UFC 284, the interim featherweight title will be on the line in the co-main event when top contenders Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett collide in what promises to an explosive five-round championship bout.


RAC Arena, Perth, Aus


2pm AEDT on CH970

Main Event
World Lightweight Championship – Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski

Co-Main Event
World Featherweight Interim Championship – Yair Rodriguez v Josh Emmett

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