Consider fireworks Islam Makhachev, the lightweight title, will face Alex Volkanovski, the featherweight champion, in a rematch of their Fight of the Year contender earlier this year on Saturday in UFC 294’s main event took place in Abu Dhabi. The two lightweight champions faced off against each other at UFC 284 on February 11 in Australia, but Makhachev prevailed via unanimous decision to keep his championship.Due to a cut he received during training, Charles Oliveira, Makhachev’s scheduled opponent, withdrew, giving Volkanovski another opportunity to win a two-division championship on Saturday. Volkanovski stated to Yahoo Sports that the reason he agreed to the fight with only 11 days’ notice was so that one day his “picture will be hanging on people’s walls.”
In the co-main event, the unbeaten 180-pound Khamzat Chimaev will take on the former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who filled in for the staph-infected Paolo Costa. Usman agreed to the Chimaev match with just 10 days’ notice, therefore he will be making his middleweight debut.
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