Welcome to information.com.au’s protection of UFC 284 in Perth, the place Alex Volkanovski can be out to make MMA historical past at present.
The Aussie featherweight champion has stepped up a weight class to struggle light-weight champion Islam Makhachev within the hardest problem of his profession.
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If he wins, Volkanovski will develop into simply the eighth fighter ever to overcome two divisions and the fifth to carry two belts concurrently.
Different Australians that includes on the cardboard embody Jack Della Maddalena, Tyson Pedro, Jimmy Crute, Jack Jenkins and Josh Culibao.
The early motion has been headlined by Loma Lookboonmee choking out Elise Reed within the second spherical.
The preliminary card will get underway at 12pm AEDT and the principle card is scheduled to start out at 2pm AEDT.
Volkanovski and Makhachev are anticipated to enter the octagon for the principle occasion round 4.15pm AEDT.
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Volkanovski to interrupt McGregor’s report
The eyes of Australia and the MMA world are on UFC 284, and it may see Alex Volkanovski break the report for probably the most pay-per-views for a UFC struggle.
The blockbuster struggle between Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev, the No. 1 and No. 2 pound-for-pound fighters on this planet, has the PPV report on discover.
The longstanding all-time PPV buys report is from Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in 2018, which had 2.4 million PPVs offered.
“I don’t assume it’s ever occurred – the primary and quantity two pound-for-pound (preventing one another),” UFC boss Dana White stated.
“I imply it’s a monster struggle and , simply the gate alone out of there may be going to be an MSG-type gate.
“And the pre-buys for pay-per-view … is thrashing all of the fights of its sort and it’s in all probability going to interrupt the report for pay-per-view in Australia and New Zealand, the UFC all (time) report, which was Conor and anyone, however it’s wanting prefer it’s going to interrupt that report. “It’s a monster struggle.”
McGregor is about to return to the octagon in opposition to Michael Chandler in his first UFC struggle since breaking his leg two years in the past.
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FULL UFC 284 FIGHT CARD
Alex Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev — light-weight title struggle
Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett — featherweight
Jack Della Maddalena vs Randy Brown — welterweight
Justin Tafa vs Parker Porter — heavyweight
Jimmy Crute vs Alonzo Menifield — mild heavyweight
Tyson Pedro vs Modestas Bukauskas — mild heavyweight
Josh Culibao vs Melsik Baghdasaryan — featherweight
Shannon Ross vs Kleydon Rodrigues — flyweight
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado — light-weight
Jack Jenkins vs Don Shainis — featherweight
Loma Lookboonme vs Elise Reed — strawweight
Shane Younger vs Blake Bilder — featherweight
Zubhaira Tukhugov vs Elves Brenner — light-weight