Feb 11 2023
Saturday

RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia

UFC 284
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
23-1-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

25-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
34
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
71.7" / 182 cm

Full record

SUB 2KO 1SUB 1SUB 4SUB 3
Form
UD 5KO 4UD 5SD 5UD 5
23
Wins
25
4
By KO
12
17
KO%
48
11
By Sub
3
48
SUB%
12
1
Losses
1
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
24
Bouts
26
48
Rounds
71
3 hours, 25 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 16 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
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Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski preview

When is Makhachev vs Volkanovski?

Islam Makhachev is set to face Alexander Volkanovski in the main event of UFC 284, on Saturday 11th February 2023 at RAC Arena in Perth.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

This contest is for the UFC lightweight championship.

Makhachev vs Volkanovski stats

Islam Makhachev steps into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.

Alexander Volkanovski will make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Volkanovski has a massive power advantage over Makhachev, boosting at 48% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 17%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev will have a massive advantage over Volkanovski, boasting at 48% submission rate over Volkanovski's 12%.

Islam Makhachev is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Makhachev has a height advantage of 4 inches over Volkanovski. Despite this, Volkanovski has 2-inch reach advantage.

Makhachev is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Volkanovski, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 23 less professional rounds, 48 to Volkanovski's 71.

Makhachev vs Volkanovski form

Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.

Before that, he had won against Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had beat Drew Dober at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Volkanovski has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Max Holloway at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Going into that contest, he had won against Brian Ortega at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Max Holloway at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had beat Max Holloway at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Alexander Volkanovski.

Islam Makhachev last fought 1 month and 6 days ago, while Alexander Volkanovski's last outing was 4 months and 26 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Volkanovski's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.

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