Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Weekend’s, February 11th/12th, UFC 284: ‘Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski’ & ‘Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett’ PPV event. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.
Bloody Elbow fight expert, Zane Simon & his co-hort Eddie Mercado recorded for you on Sat/Sun, February 11th/12th, 2023, with a breakdown of the UFC 284: ‘Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski’ & ‘Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett’ — Dual Title Fight event — a 13-bout card, from the RAC Arena in Perth, Western Australia.
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For all the results, reactions and a plethora of details about the main card, and plenty of tidbits about all the prelims, be sure to hit play on the show to hear what our fight experts have to say!
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Here’s a look at what transpired…
This 13-bout card saw five exciting three round finishes, two thrilling KO/TKO’s, four sweet subs, and seven hard-fought decisions – one split, & one majority draw. Post-Fight BONUS Awards included — POTN: Jack Della Maddalena & Yair Rodriguez. FOTN: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski.
UFC 284: ‘Makhachev vs. Volkanovski’ fight card, updated records & full results from the event —
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13. UFC LW Championship Bout: Islam Makhachev (24-1) DEF. Alexander Volkanovski (25-2) — via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
12. UFC Interim FW Championship Bout: Yair Rodriguez (15-3) DEF. Josh Emmett (18-3) — via submission (triangle choke) at 4:19 of Round 2
11. Jack Della Maddalena (14-2) DEF. Randy Brown (16-5) — via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:13 of Round 1
10. Justin Tafa (6-3) DEF. Parker Porter (13-8) — via KO (left hand) at 1:06 of Round 1
9. Jimmy Crute (12-3-1) vs. Alonzo Menifield (13-3-1) — Fight to A Majority Draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
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8. Modestas Bukauskas (14-5) DEF. Tyson Pedro (9-4) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
7. Joshua Culibao (11-1) DEF. Melsik Baghdasaryan (7-2) — via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:02 of Round 2
6. Kleydson Rodrigues (8-2) DEF. Shannon Ross (13-7) — via TKO (strikes) at 0:59 of Round 1
5. Jamie Mullarkey (16-5) DEF. Francisco Prado (11-1) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
4. Jack Jenkins (11-2) DEF. Don Shainis (12-5) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
3. Loma Lookboonmee (8-3) DEF. Elise Reed (6-3) — via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:44 of Round 2
2. Blake Bilder (8-0) DEF. Shane Young (13-7) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
1. Elves Brener (14-3) DEF. Zubaira Tukhugov (20-6) — via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
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