UFC 284 full results: Islam Makhachev outpoints Alex Volkanovski ...
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski gave lightweight champion Islam Makhachev everything he had in his attempt at becoming a double champion on Saturday at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia.
It wasn't enough, and Makhachev won a unanimous decision with two judges scoring the fight 48-47 and the other 49-46. In losing his shot at champ-champ, Volkanovski also lost his mythical status as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Makhachev, who was a -375 favorite at BetMGM ahead of the fight, is now 24-1 and is riding a 12-fight winning streak. Volkanovski's 22-fight win streak comes to an end and his record now stands at 25-2.
In the co-main event, Yair Rodriguez used a slick submission of Josh Emmett to win the interim featherweight title and become the second Mexican-born fighter to become a UFC champion this year. Brandon Moreno won the flyweight title at UFC 283 in January.UFC 284 live blog UFC 284 main card results, highlights UFC 284 preliminary card results, highlights
Light heavyweight: Modestas Bukauskas def. Tyson Pedro by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweight: Joshua Culibao def. Melsik Baghdasaryan by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:02 of R2
Catchweight (127 lbs): Kleydson Rodrigues def. Shannon Ross by TKO (strikes) at 0:59 of R1:
Featherweight: Jack Jenkins def. Don Shainis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Women's strawweight: Loma Lookboonmee def. Elise Reed by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:44 of R2:
Featherweight: Blake Bilder def. Shane Young by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)
Catchweight (157.5 lbs): Elves Brenner def. Zubaira Tukhugov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)