UFC 284 takes place at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia and features two championship bouts. Lightweight titleholder Islam Makhachev and former featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski meet for the 155-pound championship and to settle the top pound-for-round ranking.
In perhaps the biggest fight in UFC history, the top two pound-for-pound fighters are facing off tonight for the lightweight championship — here’s how to watch the event online
The UFC world is abuzz tonight: Lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is putting his belt on the line against featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in arguably the UFC’s biggest fight of all time.
The champions of two UFC divisions will meet in the main event of UFC 284, with featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski moving up in weight class to challenge lightweight title holder Islam Makhachev. UFC 284 will broadcast live from Volkanovski’s home country of Australia on February 11; the main card is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Volkanovski has been undefeated since making his UFC debut in 2016, and has successfully defended the featherweight belt four times since 2019. Makhachev has won 11 straight fights dating back to 2016; he earned the lightweight championship with a submission victory over Charles Oliveira in October 2022.
Tonight’s matchup marks just the eighth occasion that two champions from different divisions face off for the same belt. Should Volkanovski win, he’ll become the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold belts in two weight classes at the same time. Of course, that’s no easy task, as Makhachev is No. 2 in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings — right behind No. 1 Volkanovski — and he’ll be fighting at his normal weight.