UFC 284 — Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski: Results, fight card, highlights, complete guide

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UFC 284 delivered the goods on Saturday night in Australia. Islam Makhachev retained his lightweight title despite a strong effort from featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev took home a unanimous decision in the main event at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Though all three judges gave Makhachev the nod, Volkanovski impressed many by moving up to 155 pounds and giving the champion all he could handle. Meanwhile, Makhachev has improved his win streak to 12 as he continues to dominate the fighters facing him.

The undercard also saw Yair Rodriguez capture the interim featherweight title with a second-round submission of Josh Emmett. Rodriguez will likely have a meeting with Volkanovski later this year. Also, Jack Della Maddalena continues to impress as he scores yet another first round stoppage with a Randy Brown submission.

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UFC 284 fight card, results

  • Islam Makhachev (c) def. Alexander Volkanovski via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
  • Yair Rodriguez (ic) def. Josh Emmett by submission in round two (triangle triangle)
  • Jack Della Maddalena defeated. Randy Brown by first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Justin Tafa defeated. Parker Porter by 1st round KO (punches)
  • Jimmy Crute v Alonzo Menfield ends in majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
  • Modest Bukauskas def. Tyson Pedro via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Josh Culibao def. Melsik Baghdasaryan via second-round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Kleydson Rodrigues def. Shannon Ross via first-round TKO (punches)
  • Jamie Mullarkey defeated. Francisco Prado by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jack Jenkins defeated. Don Shainis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Loma Lookboonmee def. Elise Reed via second-round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Blake Bilder def. Shane Young via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Brenner Elves def. Zubaira Tukhugov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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