UFC 294 Fight Tonight - Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski (fight for Makhachev's UFC lightweight title) - GamzMania

UFC 294 Fight Tonight – Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski (fight for Makhachev’s UFC lightweight title)


Event: UFC 294 | Main Fight: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski
Date : Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time : 6 p.m.: UFC 294 late prelim card  , 8 p.m.: UFC 294 main card
Venue  : at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The UFC returns to Abu Dhabi this Saturday for UFC 294. The event takes place at Fight Island. The card features a main event and a co-main event that have been completely revamped.

After Charles Oliveira was forced to withdraw from his rematch with Islam Makhachev due to a cut, a replacement fight was created. It is between Volkanovski and Makhachev. This is a bigger fight than the one that was originally scheduled.

It is not to say that the first fight between Makhachev and Oliveira didn’t have fans’ interest. However, it was a dominant performance by Islam, and it ended in a submission. The main event of the event was a highly anticipated match-up between Volk and Roussin.

The main event of the co-main event was changed to a fight between Chechen-born fighter, Khamzat Chimeev, and Brazilian, Paulo Costa. Chimeev was originally scheduled to fight Costa, but he was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Costa revealed that he would have to undergo an operation due to a staph infection in one of his elbows.

The previously announced match-up between Chimaev and Usman was highly anticipated at the time that the former was the champion. It has now been created as a main event at middleweight.

Islam Makhachev Record and bio :

  • Nationality: Russia
  • Birthday: October 27, 1991
  • Height: 178cm
  • Reach: 178cm
  • Total fights: 25   
  • Record: 24-1   

Alex Volkanovsk  Record and bio :

  • Nationality: Australia
  • Birthday: September 29, 1988
  • Size:  168cm
  • Reach: 180cm
  • Total fights: 28   
  • Record: 26-2   

The UFC 294 fight card

Main Card (ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET)

Islam Makhachev (-250) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (+205)

Kamaru Usman (+270) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (-340)

Magomed Ankalaev (-360) vs. Johnny Walker (+285)

Ikram Aliskerov (-575) vs. Warlley Alves (+425)

Said Nurmagomedov (-230) vs. Muin Gafurov (+190)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 10 a.m. ET)

Tim Elliott (+310) vs. Muhammad Mokaev (-395)

Mohammad Yahya (+142) vs. Trevor Peek (-170)

Javid Basharat (-535) vs. Victor Henry (+400)

Abu Azaitar (+210) vs. Sedriques Dumas (-258)

Mike Breeden (+220) vs. Anshul Jubli (-270)

Nathaniel Wood (-298) vs. Muhammad Naimov (+240)

Jinh Yu Frey (+400) vs. Viktoriya Dudakova (-535)

Bruno Silva (+240) vs. Shara Magomedov (-298)