The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back with another exciting event, UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski, set to take place on February 12, 2023, at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.
This is the 16th time the UFC will be in Australia, and the first time since UFC 243 in Melbourne in October 2019. The event is expected to be a historic one as the current UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev will defend his title against the current UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
UFC 284 start time
UFC 284 will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Australian local time. However, due to the timezone difference, the fights will still air live at the usual Saturday night time slot in the United States. See below for more details.
What time is UFC 284 in America?
- Date: Saturday, February 11
- Time: PPV Main Card starts at 10 pm ET, Prelims begin at 8 pm ET, Early Prelims begin at 6 pm ET
- Watch: Only on
ESPN+ PPV (order here)
What time is UFC 284 in Australia?
- Date: Sunday, February 12
- Time: PPV Main Card starts at 2 pm AEDT, Prelims begin at 12 pm AEDT, Early Prelims begin at 10 AM AEDT
Locally, in Perth on Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), the fight start times will be 7 am, 9 am, and 11 am.
Makhachev vs. Volkanovski start time
For fight fans who are specifically interested in the Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski main event start time, see the below.
What time is Makhachev vs. Volkanovski in America?
UFC PPV main event bouts typically start after midnight ET in the United States. Expect the Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski fight to start sometime around 12:30 am ET.
The official ESPN+ live stream is the only way to watch live UFC PPV fights in the United States.
What time is Makhachev vs. Volkanovski in Australia?
Makhachev vs. Volkanovski will likely start their walkouts sometime after 1:30 pm local time in Perth on Sunday. That’ll be 4:30 pm AEDT for those on the east coast.
UFC 284 Fight Card
The main event of UFC 284 will feature the current UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev defending his title against the current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski. This will be the eighth time in UFC history that champions from different divisions will fight for the same title. If Volkanovski wins, he will become the fourth man to be champion in two divisions simultaneously and fifth fighter overall.
Another highly anticipated fight on the card will be the interim UFC Featherweight Championship bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America featherweight winner Yair Rodríguez and Josh Emmett.
Main Card – 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT only on
- Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski
- Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett
- Jack Della Maddalena vs. Randy Brown
- Justin Tafa vs. Parker Porter
- Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
Prelims – 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT on ESPN+
- Tyson Pedro vs. Modestas Bukauskas
- Josh Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan
- Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado
Prelims – 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT on ESPN+
- Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis
- Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed
- Shane Young vs. Blake Bilder
- Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Elves Brenner