UFC 284 will commence on 12th Feb 2023 in Australia. It promises to be an exciting event filled with high-stakes matchups featuring some of the biggest names in the sport. The fighters will put their skills to the test and deliver an unforgettable night of action. With a packed card of thrilling bouts, mixed martial arts fans will surely be on the edge of their seats.
The highly-anticipated event will deliver a night of hard-hitting action and unforgettable moments. UFC 284 gains particular importance as the main event is the Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev against Alexander Volkanovski. As a result, many have already been making their UFC 284 picks ahead of the upcoming showdown as they know they will be able to enhance their viewing by placing wagers on the action that unfolds inside the Octagon.
Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski
The main event of UFC 284 is a title match between two champions. Islam Makhachev (23-1UFC) will take on Volkanovski (25-1 MMA). Islam Makhachev is the Lightweight Champion, whereas Volkanovski is the featherweight champion. Both the players have been anxiously waiting as many fans are waiting for the fight to start.
Islam, in an interview, said that he was in talks with Khabib Nurmagomedov to take down Volkanovski and said that he had a plan. In the interview, Islam highlighted that Khabib wouldn’t be present in his corner during the UFC 284 clash. Meanwhile, Volkanovski, while talking to the MMA Hour, really praised Islam Makhachev and said that he was a great fighter, but still, he believed that he would be the one victorious at the end of the day.
Daniel Cormier had something to say before the clash of two titans:” Alexander Volkanovski defeating Islam Makhachev would be the biggest UFC upset ever”. There is no doubt that Islam is the favorite to win, but the Featherweight champion is not a leisurely walk in the park.
Yair Rodriegeuz vs Josh Emmett
Emmet (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will take on Rodriguez (14-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) for the interim featherweight championship title. This fight has been one of the most anticipated fights of the UFC. The winner of this fight will move to face Volkanovski for the unified Featherweight title.
Volkanovski discussed the Rodriguez-Emmett fight on the Believe You ME podcast. He said Emmett could have the upper hand in the battle if he used all his MMA skills. He also believes that playing with a single particular style will help Rodriguez.
Parker Porter vs Justin Tafa
Parker Porter (13-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will face Justin Tafa (5-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC). This fight was one of the first fights scheduled for UFC 284. Justin Tafa, in December, finished two losses streak with a TKO. Porter, after a three-win streak, suffered a loss at the hands of Almeida in May.
Jimmy Crute vs Alonso Menifield
Jimmy Crute (UFC 12-3) Australian National will take on Menifield (UFC 13-3), ranked 23rd worldwide. Jimmy Crute is considered a slight favorite in the match, but his recent form has not been up to the mark. In UFC, he has lost 3 out of his last five games, while Menifield has only one. One of the main reasons to consider Crute the favorite is his home advantage.
Jack Della vs Randy Brown
Local Home boy Jack Della (13-2 MMA) will take on Randy Brown (16-4 MMA) for the welterweight championship. Jack Della has been on a consecutive 113 win in his career and is on a sublime run. Brown has also impressed many people as he is on his four-win streak and has been undefeated throughout 2022. Let us see how he will start his year 2023 against Jack Della. It is one of the most anticipated fights of the UFC 284.
The UFC 284 tournament is one of the biggest events in MMA history, and fans eagerly anticipate the Islam Makhachev-Volkanovski match. In the end, the UFC has delivered a card that will satisfy fans’ appetites. It features highly anticipated games and title fights. This is a good thing for the sport, as it will bring more attention to these particular contestants and potential new fans.