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UFC 294 results, live streaming PPV play-by-play updates from Abu Dhabi | Islam vs. Volkanovski 2

*** HIGHLIGHTS! Watch Islam Makhachev’s Vicious Head Kick Knockout of Alexander Volkanovski right here! ***

UFC 294 live stream results and play-by-play updates: Reigning Lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, will defend his 155-pound strap against current Featherweight kingpin, Alexander Volkanovski (thanks to untimely injury suffered by former titleholder Charles Oliveira) in UFC 294’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event TODAY (Sat., Oct. 21, 2023), streaming exclusively on ESPN+ (sign up here) from inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Before that 25-minute rematch gets underway, undefeated Middleweight phenom, Khamzat Chimaev, will make his Octagon return against former Welterweight roost-ruler, Kamaru Usman (not the injured Paulo Costa) in UFC 294’s PPV co-main event, with the winner moving on to challenge division champion, Sean Strickland, for the 185-pound belt.

UFC 294’s five-fight PPV main card gets underway TODAY at 2 p.m. ET, beginning with the 135-pound showdown between streaking Bantamweight prospect, Said Nurmagomedov, and Tajikistani standout, Muin Gafurov. Get complete UFC 294 PPV main card LIVE results and real-time play-by-play updates below. In addition, we’re also covering the UFC 294 “Prelims” undercard bouts streaming on ESPN+ in a separate thread RIGHT HERE, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. ET. Bet on all the UFC 294 action at DraftKings Sportsbook right here.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 294 main card PPV results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward 1the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC 294 PPV MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS:

Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski — Makhachev def. Volkanovski by TKO (head kick and punches) at 3:06 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman — Chimaev def. Usman by majority decision (29-27 x2, 28-28) — HIGHLIGHTS!
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker — No contest (illegal knee) at 3:13 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Ikram Aliskerov vs. Warlley Alves — Aliskerov def. Alves by TKO (flying knee and punches) at 2:07 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov — Nurmagomedov def. Gafurov by submission (ninja choke) at 1:13 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS!

UFC 294 ESPN+/YOUTUBE ‘PRELIMS’ QUICK RESULTS:

125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Muhammad Mokaev — Mokaev def. Elliott by submission (arm triangle) at 3:03 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS!
155 lbs.: Trevor Peek vs. Mohammad Yahya — Peek def. Yahya by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
135 lbs.: Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry — No contest (low blow) at 0:15 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
185 lbs.: Abu Azaitar vs. Sedriques Dumas — Dumas def. Azaitar by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
155 lbs.: Anshul Jubli vs. Mike Breeden — Breeden def. Jubli by TKO (punches) at 3:00 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS!
145 lbs.: Muhammad Naimov vs. Nathaniel Wood — Naimov def. Wood by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
115 lbs.: Viktoriia Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey — Dudakova def. Frey by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
185 lbs.: Sharabutdin Magomedov vs. Bruno Silva — Magomedov def. Silva by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) — HIGHLIGHTS!

UFC 294 PPV MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY:

UFC 294 Ceremonial Weigh-In

155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev vs. UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski

Round 1: Makhachev slowly advancing. Body kick lands for him. Low kick from Volkanovski. Head kick by Makhachev a minute in. He shoots and takes Volkanovski to the fence. Volkanovski reverses and looks for some dirty boxing. Body knees from Makhachev in return. Nice knees from Makhachev in the Thai clinch two minutes in. They separate. Makhachev body kick. Straight left. Makhachev’s next head kick sneaks just over Volkanovski’s guard to clip him on the temple and turn his legs to rubber. Makhachev swarms, battering him with punches until the ref steps in.

Final result: Makhachev def. Volkanovski by TKO (head kick and punches) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!


UFC 294 Ceremonial Weigh-In

185 lbs.: Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev

Round 1: Chimaev shoots after landing a body kick, can’t immediately get Usman down but moves to the rear body lock. Trying to kick out Usman’s base. He sneaks in a hook and flattens Usman out, dropping hammerfists. Both hooks in a minute in. Chimaev softening him up, looking for the RNC. Two minutes in. Chimaev staying patient, picking his shots as he chips away. Sneaky elbow with two minutes to go.

Usman stands as Chimaev gets the body triangle and Chimaev starts hunting the RNC. He appears to get it in, but Usman slams Chimaev onto his face. Impressive resilience from Chimaev to maintain back mount. One minute to go. Chimaev alternating between landing punches and looking for the choke. Usman manages to get the hooks out and nearly stands, gets pulled back to his knees. Chimaev re-inserts the hooks and drops some final punches. 10-8 Chimaev.

Round 2: Lots of hand feints from both. Low kick from Usman. One minute in. Usman feints a level change, lands a jab. Solid body kick from Chimaev. Some staring at each other, then a body kick from Usman. Two minutes in. Low kick by Chimaev. Surprising dud of around after the first. Usman feints a level change. Two minutes to go.

Just pitter-pat striking from both men. Both falling short with punches. Chimaev tries a head kick. Good 1-2 from Usman, low kick behind it. Feinted level change with a minute to go. Powerful double-leg puts Chimaev on top again. Usman holding onto double overhooks as Chimaev moves to side control. Chimaev pops his head out. 10-9 Chimaev, I suppose.

Round 3: Usman avoids a low shot to open the round. He feints a level change a minute in. 1-2 from Usman, swatting overhand from Chimaev in return. Chimaev shoots, denied, blocks a head kick. Stiff jab catches Usman coming in. Low kick from Chimaev, who blocks another head kick. Nice exchange in center ring. Usman putting his punches together. Solid shots. Chimaev denies a takedown two minutes in. Low kick from Chimaev. Chimaev shoots a low single and transitions to a double-leg to land on top in half guard. Two minutes to go.

Chimaev staying tight. Heavy shoulder pressure. One minute to go. Not a lot of shots from Chimaev. He looks for side control and Usman uses the opportunity to stand and separate. They trade bombs to end the fight. 10-9 Usman.

Final result: Chimaev def. Usman by majority decision — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!


UFC 294 Ceremonial Weigh-In

205 lbs.: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker

Round 1: Patient start from both. Walker lands a right hand, Ankalaev looks for a head kick in return. Low kick from Walker. Ankalaev answers in kind. One minute in. Teep and low kick from Ankalaev, then a sneaky counter right that catches Walker trying to spin. Counter right by Walker. Snap kick downstairs. Ankalaev to the body with a right cross, then a straight left. Walker folds, then tries to catch Ankalaev coming in with a flying knee two minutes in. Ankalaev takes him down in response and looks for the back. Walker stuck on one knee against the fence. Two minutes to go.

As Walker tries to rise, Ankalaev fires an illegal knee that catches Walker in the chin. Walker seems completely fine and is ready to resume, but the doctor claims he can’t continue and the ref waves him off. Walker thinks the fight is still going and pushes the ref to try and continue and chaos ensues. Ankalaev has to be held back as Walker rages, but Dana White manages to talk Walker down. Let’s see what happens.

Final result: No contest (illegal knee)


UFC 294 Ceremonial Weigh-In

185 lbs.: Ikram Aliskerov vs. Warlley Alves

Round 1: Both men open with kicks. Alves low kick met by jabs. One minute in. Aliskerov counters a low kick with a right hand. Solid range management from him so far as Alves falls short with low kicks. Aliskerov lands a clean 1-2, then buckles Alves with a jab. A flying knee rocks Alves again and Aliskerov unloads with punches until the Brazilian crumbles.

Final result: Aliskerov def. Alves by TKO (flying knee and punches) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!


UFC 294 Ceremonial Weigh-In

135 lbs.: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov

Round 1: Nurmagomedov keeping his distance as Gafurov slowly advances. Slick head kick from Nurmagoemdov. Gafurov sprints in for a level change and for the second time in three fights Nurmagomedov busts out the ninja choke, forcing a frantic tap.

Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Gafurov by submission (ninja choke) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!

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WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Sat., Feb. 17, 2024, for the first time in more than two years with its latest pay-per-view (PPV) show. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV main event, reigning Featherweight roost-ruler, Alexander Volkanovski, will defend his 145-pound strap against undefeated surging Spanish contender, Ilia Topuria. In addition, former Middleweight kingpin, Robert Whittaker, will finally square off with mercurial mauler, Paulo Costa, in UFC 298’s co-feature. UFC 298 will also feature the returns of Ian Garry, Geoff Neal, Henry Cejudo, Merab Dvalishvili and so much more!

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