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How to Watch UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski Live Online Without Cable

David Satin

Is there anything better in combat sports than a champion-versus-champion bout? What about a pound-for-pound No. 1 versus No. 2? UFC 284 will feature both of those in a single match. This weekend’s main event will see current UFC lightweight champion and No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter Islam Makhachev defend his title against UFC featherweight champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Alexander Volkanovski. UFC 284 broadcasts live from Perth, Australia’s RAC Arena this Saturday, Feb. 11 starting at 6 p.m. ET. As the main card is on ESPN+ pay-per-view, in addition to a subscription to ESPN+, you will have to buy the event for $79.99. You can watch with a subscription to ESPN+.

How to Watch UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski

About UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski

The event in Perth will consist of three different sections of fights, beginning with the early prelims on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET. That will be followed by the prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, and finally the main card on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

UFC 284 is a very top-heavy card, featuring two of the best mixed-martial-artists on the planet in the main event, an interim title fight in the co-main, and an appearance by hometown hero and last year’s ESPN MMA Rookie of the Year, Della Maddalena.

In a true case of “no rest for the wicked,” Makhachev makes his first lightweight title defense against the man deemed the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world in Volkanovski. Makhachev comes in with an 11-fight winning streak with UFC, earning five-straight stoppage wins including his victory over Charles Oliveira for the belt last October. Meanwhile, Volkanovski is a perfect 12-0 in the UFC and on a 22-0 run overall which includes four straight title defenses. This has all the makings for an all-timer in Perth.

In the co-main event, we’ll see Yair Rodriguez take on Josh Emmett for the interim featherweight championship to see who will unite the belts against Volkanovski at a later date. Rodriguez won “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” and is coming off a big win over Brian Ortega. Emmett holds five straight wins and is coming off of a “Fight of the Night” win over Calvin Kattar.

Can you watch UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski for free?

ESPN+ does not offer a free trial, but you can watch UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski as part of your subscription at no extra charge. If you want to save, you can get an entire year of ESPN+ for $99.99.

What devices can you use to stream UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski?

You can watch ESPN+ using Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.

UFC 284 Fight Card

Main Card

Fight Weight Class Stipulation
Islam Makhachev (C) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (C-FW) Lightweight UFC Lightweight Championship
Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett Featherweight UFC Featherweight Championship (Interim)
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Randy Brown Welterweight
Justin Tafa vs. Parker Porter Heavyweight
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield Light Heavyweight


Fight Weight Class Stipulation
Tyson Pedro vs. Modestas Bukauskas Light Heavyweight
Josh Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan Featherweight
Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues Flyweight
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado Lightweight

Early Prelims

Fight Weight Class Stipulation
Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis Featherweight
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed Women’s Strawweight
Shane Young vs. Blake Bilder Featherweight
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Elves Brenner Lightweight

UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski Trailer

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