Australian fighter Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski holds the UFC featherweight belt. At UFC 284 from Perth, Australia, he’s on the hunt for “double champ” status when he moves up a weight class to take on the current lightweight champ, and Khabib Nurmagomedov protege, Islam Makhachev. MMA fans can live-stream the UFC 284 Main Card starting at 10 PM EST on 2/11/23 with ESPN+.
Unfortunately, you can’t watch UFC 284 in a free trial. The only way to watch the fights tonight is with ESPN+, either with an à la carte subscription, or by signing up for Hulu + Live TV’s ESPN+ bundle. Although the UFC PPV event will still cost you $79.99, plus the cost of ESPN+ at $9.99 per month, the cheapest option for watching UFC 284 is still to signup for ESPN+ alone.
UFC 284 start times
- Early prelims begin at 10 PM EST
- Prelims begin at 8 PM EST
- Early prelims begin at 6 PM EST
Who is on the UFC 284 Fight Card?
UFC 284 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
UFC 284 Prelims
- Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed; Strawweights
- Joel Alvarez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov; Lightweights
- Tyson Pedro vs. Zhang Mingyang; Light Heavyweights
- Joshua Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan; Featherweights
- Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues; Flyweights
- Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis; Featherweights
UFC 284 storylines and predictions
One of the biggest storylines heading into UFC 284 is Islam Makhachev’s dissatisfaction with how the event was promoted.
As an avid UFC fan, I do take issue with the complaints by Makhachev simply because the fight is quite far away, and after the Main Event, which is intriguing, this is a lackluster fight card that might be better suited as a Fight Night in the Apex. Perhaps it was hard to get fighters to travel all the way to Australia. Having said that, outside of Makhachez, the fight styles on the card feature strikers, so UFC 284 Perth could have some fireworks.
There is no “value” betting on UFC 284
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Watching UFC 284 FAQ
No, you can’t watch UFC 284 on ESPN, but you need to access the ESPN app to watch the event on ESPN+. The ESPN+ lineup is accessible through the ESPN app, both on mobile and on smart phones. The availability of Conor McGregor’s Ultimate Fighter season on ESPN has prompted several of our readers to check whether UFC 284 is also on ESPN. Unfortunately for fight fans, you still have to pay $79.99 plus an ESPN+ subscription to watch UFC 284.
Watching UFC 284 costs $79.99 plus the cost of an ESPN+ subscription at $9.99 per month.
We predict that Alexander Volkanovski will win UFC 284 by KO in round 4.