UFC 284 — Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski: Fight card, date, location, odds, rumors, complete guide
Two of the very best UFC fighters on the planet will collide when Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski headline UFC 283 in Perth, Australia on Saturday, Feb. 11. Each fighter has something on the line. Makhachev will defend the lightweight championship while Volkanovski will defend his standing as No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov officially laid out the challenge to Volkanovski in the aftermath of UFC 280, an opportunity Volkanovski had lobbied for months.
Volkanovski’s detour to lightweight necessitates a new champion at 145 pounds. Contenders Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett will compete to crown the interim featherweight champion in the co-main event. Rodriguez is a highlight-reel striker coming off a TKO via injury against Brian Ortega. Emmett has quietly worked himself into contention with big power and uncanny toughness, most recently defeating Calvin Kattar.
Below is the complete fight card for UFC 284 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.
UFC 284 fight card, oddsIslam Makhachev -340 vs. Alexander Volkanovski +270, lightweight championshipYair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett, interim flyweight championshipJack Della Madalena vs. Randy Brown, welterweightsJustin Tafa vs. Parker Porter, heavyweightsJimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menfield, light heavyweightsTyson Pedro vs. Zhang Mingyang, light heavyweightsJosh Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan, featherweightsShannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues, flyweights
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado, lightweightsJack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis, featherweightsJunior Tafa vs. Waldo Cortes Acosta, heavyweightsLoma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed, women’s strawweightsShane Young vs. Blake Bilder, featherweightsZubaira Tukhugov vs. Elves Brenner, lightweights
UFC 284 infoDate: Feb. 11
Location: RAC Arena — Perth, AustraliaStart time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) How to watch: ESPN+ PPV