UFC 284: Find out all the information including the UK start time, the date, location, prelims and more

Watch Islam Makhachev take on his greatest test to date, in the form of Alex Volkanovski. Who will finish the night as both pound-for-pound number 1 and the lightweight champion of the world?

By George Mills Published: 10 February 2023 - 12.21pm
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It's the night fight fans will have had circled on the calendar ever since Islam Makhachev welcomed featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovksi into the Octagon last year to tee up a mouthwatering superfight for the lightweight crown.

Coming just minutes off the back of a career-defining victory to snatch the title away from Charles Oliveira, Makhachev wasted no time in paving the way to face the sport's reigning pound-for-pound number one in what promises to be an unbelievable scrap at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia, this Saturday night.

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There’s more fun to look forward to in the co-main event too as Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett trade leather for the interim featherweight crown, looking to rule the roost at 145lb while the incumbent undisputed champion tries his hand at life in the lightweight division.

Plus it could be a brilliant night for the home fans with some of Australia’s most talented crop of future title hopefuls in action including Jack Della Maddalena, who looks to make it five first round finishes from his first five UFC fights when he takes on Randy Brown.

Light heavyweight contender Jimmy Crute also returns to action looking to remind the world of his potential among the 205lb elite, as he takes on Alonzo Menifield.

What time is UFC 284 in the UK?

Live coverage of UFC 284: Makhachev vs Volkanovski will get underway from 1am on Saturday 11 February.

The main event is likely to begin any time after around 4.30am, depending on the pace of the fights that precede it.

How to watch UFC 284 in the UK

Click here for our comprehensive guide detailing all the ways you can watch UFC 284 exclusively live on BT Sport this Saturday night.

When is UFC 284?

UFC 284 will take place on Saturday 11 February.

Where is UFC 284 taking place?

The UFC returns to Perth almost five years exactly to the day since bringing UFC 221: Romero vs Rockhold to Australian shores in 2018. 

The 15,500-seater Perth Arena will once again host the world's leading MMA promotion.

What is on the line?

Arguably the biggest fight in a long time headlines the bill at UFC 284 as Islam Makahchev stakes his lightweight championship against the pound-for-pound ruler and featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski behind enemy lines on Australia soil.

Plus there will be a new 145lb interim champion crowned when Yair Rodriguez takes on Josh Emmett in a cracking five-round co-main event.