Fight Facts for UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2

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Ultimate Fighting Championship presented UFC 294, but it fell short in its spectacle and execution despite a dramatic final outcome. The fights were riddled with optional rules, rampant fouls and Dundasso, creating a rather rough spectacle. The event ended up being memorable for another reason – two matches concluded in no contest due to an illegal knee to a grounded opponent and an accidental groin kick. Astonishingly, it occurred for the first time since UFC Fight Night 187 in 2021 when multiple no contests were featured.

In a surprising twist, UFC 294 also saw nine different competitors with surnames ending in the letter “v” making an appearance. Out of the nine, only one competitor, Muin Gafurov, lost. In another highlight performance, Islam Makhachev defeated Alexander Volkanovski in the first round, earning his eighth finish as a UFC lightweight. Meanwhile, Makhachev successfully defended his lightweight Championship belt for the second time, joining a select group of six men who have accomplished this feat.

In an impressive display of skill, Khamzat Chimaev managed to bring down Kamaru Usman on four separate occasions thus becoming the first fighter in the Octagon to land more than one takedown against the former welterweight champ. In contrast, Usman experienced a downfall, losing back-to-back bouts via majority decision, a rare occurrence in UFC history. Meanwhile at UFC 294, Ikram Aliskerov delivered a flying knee and follow-up punches to Warlley Alves, earning his seventh straight victory. Amongst other notable outcomes, despite missing the weight, Victora Dudakova clinched a win over Jinh Yu Frey, keeping her record at an impressive 8-0.

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