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UFC 284 Results: Islam Makhachev retains lightweight title in main event

LockerRoom Team
14 February 2023

UFC 284 delivered some big action for MMA fans. The event featured a number of exciting fights, including two spectacular finishes by Josh Culibao of the Philippines and Loma Lookboonmee of Thailand, two of the best MMA fighters on the planet.

The event was capped off by an instant classic between the two best MMA fighters on the planet, lightweight champion Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski.

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski put up a fantastic back-and-forth exhibition of the highest calibre skills in their contest for the UFC lightweight title and the top spot in the pound-for-pound rankings. The instant classic demonstrated the athletes' weaknesses as well as their strengths. After five rounds, the judges decided the winner, and Makhachev kept the UFC lightweight championship.

"This was a very good fight. He was a tough opponent and I need this to become a better fighter. I showed why I'm number one. He has good striking and grappling skills. You like it or you don't, I am the best fighter in the world right now. Thank you!,” Islam said after the fight.

Fighting against styles can be thrilling, and Yair Rodriguez's inventive striking against Josh Emmett's powerful punching stood up to the promise. They switched positions and collided on the canvas in the second round, where Rodriguez was able to apply a triangle and secure the tap.

"It means a lot, I've been dreaming of this moment for so many years, since I was a kid. I thank UFC for this opportunity, they believed in me since day one. We're a family, we're a team, and I'm glad to have been a part of this family for the past 10 years,” Yair noted.

You can see the complete results below.

UFC 284 Results: 

  • Fight of the Night: Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski
  • Performance of the Night: Yair Rodriguez
  • Performance of the Night: Jack Della Maddalena


  • Attendance: 14,124 (sold out)
  • Gross Total Revenue: AUS $5,911,598 / USD $4,083,141
  • Highest grossing event for any arena in Australia


  • Islam Makhachev defeats Alexander Volkanovski by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)


  • Yair Rodriguez defeats Josh Emmett by submission (triangle choke) at 4:19 of Round 2


  • Jack Della Maddalena defeats Randy Brown by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:13 of Round 1
  • Justin Tafa defeats Parker Porter by KO (left hand) at 1:06 of Round 1
  • Jimmy Crute and Alonzo Menifield battle to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)


  • Modestas Bukauskas defeats Tyson Pedro by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Joshua Culibao defeats Melsik Baghdasaryan by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:02 of Round 2
  • Kleydson Rodrigues defeats Shannon Ross by TKO (strikes) at 0:59 of Round 1
  • Jamie Mullarkey defeats Francisco Prado by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jack Jenkins defeats Don Shainis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Loma Lookboonmee defeats Elise Reed by submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:44 of Round 2
  • Blake Bilder defeats Shane Young by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Elves Brenner defeats Zubaira Tukhugov by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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