What time is UFC 284 today? PPV schedule, main card start time for Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski

By | February 12, 2023

History could be made at UFC 284 as Alexander Volkanovski attempts to become just the fifth dual champion in UFC history on February 11. The Aussie, competing in his backyard in front of family and friends, faces a tough challenge in UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. 

The fight for Makhachev’s lightweight title will be inside the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. 

Makhachev is on a twelve-fight win streak and is 13-1 since joining the UFC in 2015. The 31-year-old has eleven wins via submission and has absorbed the least significant strikes (0.95) per minute in UFC history. Makhachev recently beat Charles Oliveira in October to claim the then-vacant UFC lightweight title. 


The champion will be going into this fight without a familiar face. Former champion Khabib Numagomedov will not be in his corner for the bout as he looks to move away from MMA. However, they did create a game plan for the Volkanovski fight before Khabib’s absence. 

Volkanovski, the UFC featherweight champion, has won all 12 fights in the UFC. Beating Max Holloway for the title in 2019, he has defended the belt four times. He is now looking to challenge himself at lightweight. 

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On the ground, Makhachev is a dangerous fighter. Volkanovski is a hard-hitting striker. Something has got to give. The latter broke down how he believes the bout will go and told The AllStar his skills can outlast Makhachev’s offensive capabilities.  

“I think it’s gonna be more of a standup battle,” Volkanovski said via MMA News. “Obviously, he’s gonna shoot earlier with my movement and all that…he’s gonna be a little bit uncomfortable with the timing I have and all that sort of stuff…

“First round’s gonna be a bit more of a fight I reckon, clinches involved, all that type of stuff. Maybe a little bit more messy. And then the second round, I think it’s gonna be more on the feet and I’m gonna put hands on him… but, I’m preparing for five rounds and for bad positions…and that’s why I feel like I’ll get the finish.”

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Here is all you need to know about UFC 284, including the time, channel, and card.

What time is UFC 284: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski today?

  • Date: Saturday, February 11 | Sunday, February 12
  • FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6:15 p.m. ET | 11:15 p.m. ET GMT | 10:15 a.m. AEDT
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT 
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT (approximately)

UFC 284 takes place on February 11. 

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The FIGHT PASS prelims begin at 6:15 p.m. ET | 11:15 p.m. ET GMT | 10:15 a.m. AEDT, while the regular prelims start at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT.

Makhachev and Volkanovski should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch UFC 284: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski?

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. Feb. 11 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat. Feb. 11 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sun. Feb. 12 BT Sport
Australia Sun. Feb. 12 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 284 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+. 

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass. 

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski PPV price: How much does UFC 284 cost? 

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

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In the U.S., the UFC 284 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 284 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for the UFC 284 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $12.99/month

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UFC 284 fight card

Main card

  • Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski for the UFC lightweight title
  • Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett for the interim UFC featherweight title
  • Jack Della Maddalena vs. Randy Brown; Welterweights
  • Justin Tafa vs. Parker Porter; Heavyweights
  • Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield; Light Heavyweights


  • Tyson Pedro vs. Modestas Bukauskas; Light Heavyweights
  • Joshua Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan; Featherweights
  • Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues; Flyweights
  • Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado; Lightweights


  • Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed; Strawweights 
  • Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis; Featherweights
  • Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Elves Brenner; Lightweights
  • Shane Young vs. Blake Bilder; Featherweights

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