UFC 294 Results, Live Coverage, and Discussion: Islam Makhachev KO’s Alexander Volkanovski

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Results

Main Card (PPV, 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT)

  • Islam Makhachev (C) def. Alexander Volkanovski (C) via KO (head kick) (3:06, R1) — UFC Lightweight Championship
  • (#4) Khamzat Chimaev def. (#1) Kamaru Usman via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
  • (#2) Magomed Ankalaev vs. (#7) Johnny Walker Ends in a No Contest (accidental illegal knee) (3:13, R1)
  • Ikram Aliskerov def. Warlley Alves via TKO (strikes) (2:07, R1)
  • Said Nurmagomedov def. Muin Gafarov via submission (guillotine choke) (1:13, R1)

Prelims (ESPN+/YouTube, 10:00 a.m. EDT/7:00 a.m. PDT)

  • (#11) Muhammad Mokaev def. (#10) Tim Elliott via submission (arm triangle choke) (3:03, R3)
  • Trevor Peek def. Mohammed Yahya via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry Ends in a No Contest (0:15, R2)
  • Sedriques Dumas def. Abu Azaitar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Mike Breeden def. Anshul Jubli via KO (punch) (3:00, R3)
  • Muhammad Naimov def. Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Viktoriia Dudakova def. Jinh Yu Frey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Shara Magomedov def. Bruno Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Play-by-Play

Islam Makhachev (C) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (C) — UFC Lightweight Championship

Round One - Volkanovski lands a low kick to open the action. Another lead leg kick lands for Volkanovski, then a third, and Makhachev looks for the takedown but Volkanovski remains upright for the time being. Makhachev clinches, Volkanovski flips the angle and now has the champion pressed up against the cage. Makhachev spins off the cage and circles back to the center of the octagon. Makhachev lands a high kick out of nowhere and Volkanovski is out! What a statement from Islam Makhachev!

Result: Islam Makhachev (C) def. Alexander Volkanovski (C) via KO (head kick) (3:06, R1)

(#1) Kamaru Usman vs. (#4) Khamzat Chimaev

Round One - Chimaev quickly dives in for a takedown, Usman holds firm, and Chimaev has the former champion pressed against the fence. Chimaev has back control, Usman drops down to a knee, and is now flattened out. Chimaev starts firing down shots from the back, Usman defends well for the time being, and Chimaev is in no rush for the finish as of yet. Chimaev continues riding the back and mixes in punches and looking for the choke. Usman stands up, Chimaev stays latched onto the back, and looks for the choke but Usman face plants himself and Chimaev loses the hold. Chimaev somehow doesn't lose the body lock and still has the back as the former champion is flattened out once again. Chimaev stays busy with some short shots to the side of Usman's head as Usman gets back to his feet but Chimaev trips him right back down to the mat. Usman gets to his knees, Chimaev hears the 10-second bell and starts firing down shots but Usman survives the round and this one is headed to round number two.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Chimaev.

Round Two - Usman lands a straight left to the body and a low kick to open the frame. Usman pops the jab before blocking a front kick to the body. Usman lands a front kick to the body, Chimaev just misses a high kick, and Usman lands another stabbing front kick to the body. Usman feints a level change but Chimaev was ready and almost launched a knee into the direction of the former champion. Usman lands a straight left to the body before landing a jab back up top. Chimaev rips a right hook to the body before just missing a high kick. Usman cracks Chimaev with a right hook and a low kick. Usman pops the jab, Chimaev dives in and secures the takedown as the clock ticks under one-minute to go in the round. Usman holds onto a guillotine to prevent Chimaev from transitioning and the horn sounds to send this one to round number three.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Usman. 19-19 overall after two rounds.

Round Three - Usman lands a right hook, Chimaev clinches, but Usman shoves Chimaev back after a wild start to the third and final round. Chimaev dives in, Usman shoved him back, and cracks Chimaev with a right hook. Chimaev lands a high kick and Usman slips to the mat but he's right back up. Chimaev lands a step-in elbow, Usman lands a 1-2, then a right hook, and Chimaev slides out of the way of a takedown attempt from the former champion. Chimaev latches onto an ankle, Usman stays upright for the moment, but Chimaev gets Usman down to the May with over two-minutes to work. Chimaev isn't doing too much from the top but as long as he doesn't get caught in a submission or a wild knockout here, he should secure the decision victory. However, Usman scrambles to his feet with under 30-seconds to go, and he pops the jab. A wild exchange as time winds down, both competitors are landing, but the horn sounds, and this one is headed to the judge's scorecards.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Chimaev. 29-28 to Chimaev overall.

Result: (#4) Khamzat Chimaev def. (#1) Kamaru Usman via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

(#2) Magomed Ankalaev vs. (#7) Johnny Walker

Round One - Walker opens the action with a lead leg kick. Walker throws a body kick, Ankalaev catches the leg, Walker goes for a one-legged flying knee but Ankalaev trips him down to the mat. Ankalaev starts landing shots to the side of the head as Walker is on one knee against the fence. Ankalaev knees Walker in the chin but the referee steps in and separates them after the knee was clearly illegal as Walker was deemed down. Walker is given a few moments to recover as the ringside physician comes into the octagon to check on him. Walker has a cut along his left eyebrow and the referee is being told by the doctor that Walker isn't able to continue. Walker isn't happy and lightly shoves the referee out of his way as he's trying to get to Ankalaev. Walker was shown telling both the doctor and referee that he's OK but the doctor waved the bout off regardless. UFC President, Dana White has now stepped into the octagon to calm Walker down. The crowd is in an absolute frenzy as Walker hypes them up even more and everyone seems to be confused on why this one has been waved off as Walker has said on numerous occasions that he's perfectly fine but the doctor doesn't seem to think so. It's worth noting that this is the same doctor that told a fighter on the prelims that he wasn't kicked below the belt after he was clearly walloped in the nether regions. Regardless, this one is over.

Result: (#2) Magomed Ankalaev vs. (#7) Johnny Walker Ends in a No Contest (accidental illegal knee) (3:13, R1)

Ikram Aliskerov vs. Warlley Alves

Round One - Alves lands a low kick to start. Another lead leg kick lands for Alves as Aliskerov pops the jab. Alves goes back to the well of leg kicks but eats a 1-2 back up top from Aliskerov. Yet another lead leg kick finds a home for Alves, Aliskerov drops Alves with a stiff straight left, Alves pops back up but Aliskerov is all over him, a flying knee lands for Aliskerov, and this one is waved off! What a performance from Ikram Aliskerov!

Result: Ikram Aliskerov def. Warlley Alves via TKO (strikes) (2:07, R1)

Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafarov

Round One - Nurmagomedov partially lands a head kick right off the bat. Gafarov rushes forward and looks for the clinch but Nurmagomedov latches on a guillotine and Gafarov has no choice but to tap out! What a finish from Said Nurmagomedov!

Result: Said Nurmagomedov def. Muin Gafarov via submission (guillotine choke) (1:13, R1)


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