UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (31, Russia) defeated featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (34, Australia) and succeeded in his first defense.
In the main event of UFC 284: Makachev vs Volkanovski at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia on the 12th (Korean time), Makachev defeated Volkanovski by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46). Reaped.
It was a famous match. It was the first P4P (Pound for Pound) 1st and 2nd place fight in UFC history. Makhachev surprised his opponents in Volkanovski’s area of striking, and Volkanovski in Makhachev’s area of grappling.
In the beginning, it started as an exploration game. Volkanovski constantly changed his stance and measured the distance. Makachev, who was in better physical condition, kicked intermittently and did not allow close range.
Finally Volkanovski’s right hand straight punch landed and Makachev shook slightly. However, Makachev got a knockdown in the ensuing close-range fist fight. He then took Volkanovski’s back position and took it to the ground and controlled it.
In the second round, Volkanovski upped the gears. He aggressively advanced and punched Makachev back. He allowed a takedown, but showed the ability to get up quickly. However, when there was a gap due to the excessive advance, Makachev’s left straight punch went straight. Volkanovski was shocked and staggered back.
After a fierce 3rd round, Makachev threw a winning number in the 4th round. Makhachev successfully landed a well-timed counter takedown on the advancing Volkanovski. Volkanovski was caught off guard because he had been relatively sparing on takedown shots and had been engaging in strikes. Makhachev took control of Volkanovski’s bag and locked the bodylock until the end of the round. It seemed that Makachev was consolidating his victory. 안전놀이터
The 5th round miracle almost happened. Makachev looked increasingly exhausted, staring at the time on the big screen as if hoping the match would be over soon. Volkanovski tirelessly moved forward and pressed Makhachev. Makhachev attempted a takedown, but Volkanovski blocked them all.
And finally, he knocked down Makachev with a right hand overhand hook. Volkanovski followed to the ground and landed a pounding punch to finish, but Makhachev survived.
In the end, Makachev won by decision. But there were no losers. Everyone expected an easy victory from Makachev, but Volkanovski pushed the top division champion to the end.