UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 – Abu Dhabi Showdown on ESPN+ PPV

 Abu Dhabi Showdown LIVE on ESPN+ PPV

Main Event:

The UFC Lightweight Championship is about to heat up with Islam Makhachev clashing against Alexander Volkanovski in a thrilling rematch. Makhachev, with a remarkable 24-1 record, is determined to defend his title and cement his position as the world’s finest. On the other hand, Volkanovski, holding an impressive 26-2 record, has his sights set on avenging his previous loss and grabbing the lightweight crown.

Co-Main Event:

The arena will surely be ablaze when Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev take the center stage in a middleweight showdown. Usman, the top-contender welterweight with a 20-3 record, is set to make a powerful impression. Meanwhile, Chimaev, the fourth-ranked welterweight with a pristine 12-0 record, aims to increase his collection of first-round finishes and protect his unbeaten streak.

Additional PPV Card Highlight:

Witness the clash of titans as Magomed Ankalaev, the second-ranked light heavyweight who hasn’t tasted defeat in 10 consecutive fights (9-0-1), challenges Johnny Walker, the seventh-ranked contender, known for his 17 explosive first-round victories.

Saturday, Oct. 21 – Live from Etihad Arena


  • Main Event: 2 p.m. ET LIVE on ESPN+ PPV
  • Prelims: Starting at 10 a.m., available on ESPN+, ESPN YouTube, and SiriusXM Fight Nation 156.

UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 – Event Schedule

Thursday, 10/19

  • 9 a.m.: UFC 294 Press Conference | Platforms: ESPN App, @ESPNMMA YouTube

Friday, 10/20

  • 9 a.m.: UFC 294 Ceremonial Weigh-In | Platforms: ESPN App, @ESPNMMA YouTube
  • 12 p.m.: UFC 294 Pre-Show presented by DraftKings Sportsbook | Platform: ESPN+
  • 4:25 p.m.: UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook | Platform: ESPN2

Saturday, 10/21

  • 10 a.m.: UFC 294 Prelims | Platforms: ESPN+, @ESPN YouTube, SiriusXM Fight Nation Channel #156
  • 2 p.m.: UFC 294 Main Card (English & Spanish) | Platform: ESPN+ PPV
  • 5 p.m. (or immediately after Main Event): UFC 294 Post Show Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook | Platform: ESPN+

Main Card & Prelims Details:

Main Card (Starts 2:00 PM ET)

  1. Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski – UFC Lightweight Championship
  2. Co-Main Event: Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  3. Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker
  4. Ikram Aliskerov vs. Warlley Alves
  5. Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov

Prelims (Starts 10:00 AM ET)

  1. Featured Bout: Tim Elliott vs. Muhammad Mokaev
  2. Mohammad Yahya vs. Trevor Peek
  3. Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry
  4. Abu Azaitar vs. Seqdriques Dumas
  5. Mike Breeden vs. Anshul Jubli
  6. Nathaniel Wood vs. Muhammad Naimov
  7. Viktoriia Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey
  8. Shara Magomedov vs. Bruno Silva