Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-10-21, the mma bout Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski 2 gets three stars thanks to a good finish (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Volkanovski 2 vs Makhachev is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 21st, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), in a 5-round lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC 294 and it is valid for the UFC lightweight championship (Makhachev’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Islam Makhachev record
The black belt in judo, 2016 world Combat Sambo and Ufc Lw champ Islam Makhachev entered this fight with a professional mma record of 24-1-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 lightweight in the world.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Adriano Martins in 2015, since then he has won 12 consecutive fights beating Bobby Green (Islam Makhachev vs Bobby Green), Charles Oliveira (Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev) and Alexander Volkanovski in his last three (Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski I).
Alexander Volkanovski record
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and current Ufc Fw champion Alexander Volkanovski (who replaces Charles Oliveira), has an official record of 26-2-0 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the lightweight division.
In his last three bouts he has defeated Max Holloway (Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 3) and Yair Rodriguez (Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez) but between these two he lost to Makhachev in their first match, when he moved up in weight class (Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski).
But if you want to watch Volkanovski’s best fights, we suggest one match ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018, Chad Mendes vs Alexander Volkanovski and a 4-stars match of 2021, Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega.
Here is the UFC 294 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN PPV)
Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski 2
Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev
Magomed Ankalaev vs Johnny Walker
Ikram Aliskerov vs Warlley Alves
Said Nurmagomedov vs Muin Gafurov
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Tim Elliott vs Muhammad Mokaev
Trevor Peek vs Mohammad Yahya
Victor Henry vs Javid Basharat
Sedriques Dumas vs Abu Azaitar
Anshul Jubli vs Mike Breeden
Nathaniel Wood vs Muhammadjon Naimov
Victoria Dudakova vs Jinh Yu Frey
Bruno Silva vs Sharabutdin Magomedov
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 294 countdown Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski 2, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 294 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC 294 pre-fight press conference, featuring Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev!
Watch the videos of UFC 294: Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 fight?
Islam Makhachev defeated Alexander Volkanovski via KO at 3:06, round 1.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 294 post-fight octagon interview of Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski.
UFC 294 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 294 Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2.
Islam Makhachev def. Alexander Volkanovski via KO r1
Khamzat Chimaev def. Kamaru Usman via MD
Magomed Ankalaev vs Johnny Walker via NC r1
Ikram Aliskerov def. Warlley Alves via TKO r1
Said Nurmagomedov def. Muin Gafurov via SUB r1
Muhammad Mokaev def. Tim Elliott via SUB r3
Trevor Peek def. Mohammad Yahya via UD
Javid Basharat vs Victor Henry via NC r2
Sedriques Dumas def. Abu Azaitar via UD
Mike Breeden def. Anshul Jubli via KO r3
Muhammad Naimov def. Nathaniel Wood via UD
Victoria Dudakova def. Jinh Yu Frey via UD
Shara Magomedov def. Bruno Silva via UD
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 294 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Alexander Volkanovski 2 and Islam Makhachev (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 294 Fight of the Night: No bonus awarded
UFC 294 Performance of the Night: Islam Makhachev, Ikram Aliskerov, Said Nurmagomedov, Muhammad Mokaev