Everything You Need To Know About UFC 284: Makhachev Vs Volkanovski

How to watch UFC 284 including UK start time and full card
07:00, 09 Feb 2023

Champions will collide down under this weekend as UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev defends his championship against current UFC featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski. If the challenger is victorious in Australia, he will become just the fifth simultaneous two-weight champion in company history.

As main events go, it is as beautiful-matched as they come. Makhachev has not lost in his last 11 fights, a winning streak that stretches back eight years. Volkanovski’s own unbeaten run outstrips even that, with 22 wins over the course of a decade without defeat. In short, these guys are in the form of their lives.

The excitement doesn’t stop there. Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett will clash with the interim featherweight gold on the line. There’s also outings for knockout artist Jack Della Maddalena, the return of the ‘Bad Man’ Justin Tafa and a light heavyweight assignment for Jimmy Crute.

Here’s everything you need to know for when UFC lands down under.

Where: RAC Arena, Perth, Australia

When: Saturday 11th February, 2023 

How To Watch: BT Sport 1HD, Early prelims 11pm, prelims 1am, main card 3am (UK time)

Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth:  Makhachkala, Russia 

Age: 31

Record: 23-1

Height: 5’10’’ 

Reach: 70”

Stance: Southpaw 

Last Fight: Makhachev beat Charles Oliveira by submission to capture the vacant UFC lightweight championship.


Place Of Birth: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia 

Age: 34 

Alias: The Great

Record: 25-1

Height: 5’6’’ 

Reach: 71” 

Stance: Orthodox 

Last Fight: ‘The Great’ outpointed Max Holloway to retain the UFC featherweight championship

Full card

Main card 

Islam Makhachev (C) vs Alexander Volkanovski (lightweight title) 

Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett (interim featherweight title) 

Jack Della Maddalena vs Randy Brown (welterweight) 

Justin Tafa vs Parker Porter (heavyweight) 

Jimmy Crute vs Alonzo Menifield (light-heavyweight)


Tyson Pedro vs Modestas Bukauskas (light-heavyweight) 

Josh Culibao vs Melsik Baghdasaryan (featherweight) 

Shannon Ross vs Kleydson Rodrigues (flyweight) 

Jack Jenkins vs Don Shainis (featherweight) 

Jamie Mullarkey vs Francisco Prado (lightweight)

Early prelims 

Jack Jenkins vs Don Shainis (featherweight) 

Loma Lookboonmee vs Elise Reed (women’s strawweight)

Shane Young vs Blake Bilder (featherweight) 

Zubaira Tukhugov vs Elves Brenner (lightweight)

ufc 284 odds*

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