UFC 294 Results: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2

The Champions Rise as Makhachev Retains Mastery and Chimaev Faces Usman in a Riveting Clash of Titans

In an action-packed night at UFC 294, the sporting world witnessed unparalleled bravery and skill inside the Octagon. UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev successfully defended his title against Alexander Volkanovski, while Khamzat Chimaev squared off against former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in a highly anticipated co-main event.

Makhachev and Volkanovski, regarded as MMA Fighting’s elite male combatants, delivered an unforgettable performance, echoing their previous Fight of the Year contender. Despite the intense exchanges and a resilient Volkanovski, Makhachev emerged victorious, securing a unanimous decision that reaffirmed his dominance in the lightweight category.

The spotlight also shone brightly on the middleweight division, where Khamzat Chimaev met Kamaru Usman. The short-notice bout added an element of unpredictability, intensifying the atmosphere as fans eagerly awaited the outcome of this high-stakes confrontation.

Below are the detailed results from UFC 294’s main card, which aired on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. CET:

Main Card:

  • Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski
  • Khamzat Chimaev def. Kamaru Usman via MD
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker ruled no-contest (R1, 3:13)
  • Ikram Aliskerov def. Warlley Alves via first-round TKO (2:07)
  • Said Nurmagomedov def. Muin Gafurov via sub (guillotine) (R1, 1:13)

Preliminary Card (available via UFC 294 live stream):

  • Muhammad Mokaev def. Tim Elliott via sub (head-arm choke) (R3, 3:03)
  • Trevor Peek def. Mohammad Yahya via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
  • Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry is no-contest (groin shot) (R2, 0:15)
  • Sedriques Dumas def. Abu Azaitar via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Notable victories in the prelims included Mike Breeden’s stunning third-round knockout against Anshul Jubli, and convincing unanimous decisions won by Muhammad Naimov, Viktoriya Dudakova, and Shara Magomedov in their respective matches.

UFC 294 solidified its fighters’ standings in the combat world, with Makhachev continuing his reign over the lightweight division and intense anticipation for the future trajectories of stars like Chimaev and Usman. As the dust settles, the implications of these bouts hint at exciting times ahead for the UFC universe, marked by potential rematches and emerging rivalries.

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