2 p.m. ET: ESPN+ PPV Main Event
10 a.m.: Prelims (ESPN+, ESPNMMA YouTube & SiriusXM Fight Nation 156)
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UFC PPV action returns this weekend live from Abu Dhabi with UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2. The event will be live from Etihad Arena on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a special 2 p.m. ET start time, exclusively on ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish). The Prelims will be available on ESPN+, ESPNMMA YouTube and SiriusXM Fight Nation 156 at 10 a.m.
- Islam Makhachev once again crosses paths with Alexander Volkanovski in a highly anticipated UFC Lightweight Championship rematch. Makhachev (24-1) looks to continue his reign by defeating Volkanovski for a second time and solidifying his status as the best in the world. Volkanovski (26-2) intends to get his win back from Makhachev and leave with the lightweight title.
- Fan favorites Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev go head-to-head in the co-main event middleweight bout with No. 1 welterweight Usman (20-3) looking to deliver a statement win, while No. 4 welterweight Chimaev (12-0) plans to add to his eight first-round finishes in highlight fashion and remain undefeated.
Additional PPV Card Highlight:
- 2 ranked light heavyweight contender Magomed Ankalaev (18-1-1), unbeaten in 10-straight (9-0-1), faces off against No.7 Johnny Walker (21-7), with 17 first round finishes, in a thrilling match.
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On The Call:
- Jon Anik will call the action alongside Paul Felder and former two-division Champion Daniel Cormier. Megan Olivi will handle reporting duties.
Programming (All times ET)
|9 a.m.||UFC 294 Press Conference: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2||ESPN App, @ESPNMMA YouTube|
|9 a.m.||UFC 294 Ceremonial Weigh-In: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2||ESPN App, @ESPNMMA YouTube|
|12 p.m.||UFC 294 Pre-Show presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2||ESPN+|
|4:25 p.m.||UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2||ESPN2|
|10 a.m.||UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 (Prelims)||ESPN+, @ESPNMMA YouTube,
SiriusXM Fight Nation Channel #156
|2 p.m.||UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 (Main Card)||ESPN+ PPV
(English & Spanish)
|5 p.m.*||UFC 294 Post Show Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2||ESPN+|
*Immediately following Main Event
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
|2:00 PM||Main||Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski||UFC Lightweight Championship|
|Co-Main||Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev|
|Undercard||Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker|
|Undercard||Ikram Aliskerov vs. Warlley Alves|
|Undercard||Said Nurmagomedov vs. Muin Gafurov|
|10:00 AM||Feature||Tim Elliott vs. Muhammad Mokaev|
|Undercard||Mohammad Yahya vs. Trevor Peek|
|Undercard||Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry|
|Undercard||Abu Azaitar vs. Seqdriques Dumas|
|Undercard||Mike Breeden vs. Anshul Jubli|
|Undercard||Nathaniel Wood vs. Muhammad Naimov|
|Undercard||Viktoriia Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey|
|Undercard||Shara Magomedov vs. Bruno Silva|
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