UFC 284 poster for return to Australia features pair of title fights

The UFC returns to Australia next month, and the official poster for the event touts the two title fights atop the bill.

In the UFC 284 main event in Perth, lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) will put his title on the line for the first time when he takes on featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC), who will try to become a two-division titleholder in front of his home-country fans.

In the co-feature, because Volkanovski is moving up to lightweight instead of defending his own belt next, an interim 145-pound title bout was made between Yair Rodriguez (14-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Josh Emmett (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC). The winner will be set up for an eventual title unification bout against Volkanovski.

UFC 284 takes place Feb. 11 at RAC Arena in Perth. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Check out the poster for the event and its two title fights below:

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The latest UFC 284 lineup includes:

  • Champ Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski – for lightweight title

  • Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett – for interim featherweight title

  • Zhang Mingyang vs. Tyson Pedro

  • Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis

  • Parker Porter vs. Justin Tafa

  • Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Josh Culibao

  • Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield

  • Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Shannon Ross

  • Joel Alvarez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

  • Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed

  • Blake Bilder vs. Shane Young

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 284.


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