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UFC 294 results: Makachev knocks out Volkanovski in the first!

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UFC 294 just took place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

In the lightweight main event, reigning champion Islam Makhachev took on his rival Alexander Volkanovski in a title fight rematch.

After a measured start of the first round, Makhachev landed a heavy head kick and followed up with ground-and-pound until the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

“I’m not celebrating the win today,” Makhachev said, referring to the situation in Palestine.

The champion gave credit to Volkanovsko who took the fight on short notice.

“I showed him a couple of low kicks and body kicks and just changed to high kicks. I trained that for Oliveira, nothing changed. “I want to say thank you, he’s a real champion, you have to turn off the lights to beat this guy. He’s going to fight all five rounds, he’s never giving up, he’s a real champion. Thank you Alex again.”

Chimaev defeated Usman in a great fight

The co-main event featured a highly interesting middleweight bout between undefeated Khamzat Chimaev and former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Chimaev dominated the first round with his supreme wrestling skills. However, Usman came back stronger in the second and third round. After 15 minutes of action, Chimaev stood as the winner via majority decision with 29-27, 29-27, and 28-28 on the scorecards.

Check out the official UFC 294 results below!

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Official UFC 294 results

Main card

  • Lightweight title bout: Islam Makhachev (c) def. Alexander Volkanovski via KO (kick and punches), round 1
  • Middleweight bout: Khamzat Chimaev def. Kamaru Usman via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker was declared a no-contest (illegal knee)
  • Middleweight bout: Ikram Aliskerov def. Warlley Alves via TKO (punches), round 1
  • Bantamweight bout: Said Nurmagomedov def. Muin Gafurov via submission, round 1

Preliminary card

  • Flyweight bout: Muhammad Mokaev def. Tim Elliott via submission, round 3
  • Lightweight bout: Trevor Peek def. Mohammad Yahya via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Bantamweight bout: Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry was declared a no-contest (groin shot)
  • Middleweight bout: Sedriques Dumas def. Abu Azaitar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lightweight bout: Mike Breeden def. Anshul Jubli via KO (punches)
  • Featherweight bout: Muhammad Naimov def. Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Victoria Dudakova def. Jinh Yu Frey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Middleweight bout: Sharabutdin Magomedov def. Bruno Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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