Yes, one of the best match cards in UFC history will take place at UFC 294 as the main event. The last time they met was the main event of UFC 284, and what a fight that was. It all went to the final round of the game, and both UFC fighters stood tall against each other. Well, Makhachev won the fight in the fifth round by decision, and now the rematch is going to take place at UFC 294. Be ready, Abu Dhabi, because Makhachev vs Volkanovski are ready to knock each other’s heads off.
There were rumors of their match happening, but fans thought it might be some fake news or maybe a future competition. Well, the UFC is not kidding, and this match is going to be one of the best UFC matches of all time.
Islam Makhachev was going to face Charles Oliveria to defend his lightweight championship. But due to an injury to his eyebrow, he had to pull out of the main event. On short notice, Alex Volkanovski made his way for the rematch, and if he wins, he will be the champion of two divisions.
Makhachev vs Volkanovski gear up
- Makhachev is the UFC lightweight champion, and Volkanovski is the UFC featherweight champion.
- Makhachev ranks 3rd in the men’s pound-to-pound ranking, and Volkanovski ranks 2nd in the men’s pound-to-pound ranking.
- Makhachev has a record of 24-1-0 in the UFC.
- Volkanovski has a record of 26-2-0 in the UFC.
This is going to be a hell of a contest, and if Alex Volkanovski wins the match, he is going to be a double champion in the UFC. Whereas, if Makhachev defeats Volkanovski for the second time, the debate will end over who is the better fighter.
All you need to know about UFC 294
- Total Fights: 13 fights (5 main card, 4 preliminary card, and 4 early prelims matches)
- Date: October 21, 2023
- Venue: Etihad Arena
- City: Abu Dhabi, UAE