UFC 294: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2 weigh-in results with weight, reach, height of fighters

On 10 days’ notice, two top UFC fighters look to make drastic weight changes heading into UFC 294 on October 21.

First up, can UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski make championship weight at lightweight when he challenges champion Islam Makhachev? UFC 294 takes place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi and airs on ESPN+ PPV. 

Volkanovski replaces Charles Oliveira, who injured himself during training camp. The Aussie lost against Makhachev in February and returned to featherweight to defend his belt in July. Undergoing hand surgery thereafter, this is a short turnaround for the man who entered last week weighing 180 pounds. However, “The Great” is not concerned about the near-radical amount of weight he needs to lose to make the 155-pound limit.

“There’s no pressure on me, I’m not letting there be any pressure,” Volkanovski said during UFC 294 media day via MMA Mania. “But, there’s still a lot to lose. I don’t want people to act like me doing this is a no-brainer. I guarantee you, there’s not many fighters that are gonna do this. And you heard Islam say ‘No excuses’ and things like this. One thing I want to say is, 100-percent, if the roles were reversed, this fight is not happening. I don’t care what anyone says. He’s not fighting on 12 days notice. So he needs to remember that.”

WATCH: UFC 294: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2, exclusively on ESPN+

Volkanovski won’t be the only one attempting to fight in another division.

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamari Usman faces the dangerous Khamzat Chimaev in a middleweight fight. Usman replaces Paulo Costa, who had elbow surgery a few weeks ago. Chimaev has competed at welterweight and middleweight but missed weight at UFC 279 by a wide margin.

Usman believes he can adapt to any style and weight compared to his opponent. 

“I’m still a welterweight. I’ve perfected that. I’ve been a professional throughout my career,” Usman told Sports Illustrated. “I’ve mastered how to do that effectively and safely. Khamzat is a bigger guy, he hasn’t always made weight. He’s ranked number four in my weight class. This should have happened in my weight class. At the end of the day, I spar with everybody whether you’re a welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, or even heavyweight.”

The Sporting News will provide weigh-in results for UFC 294. Follow along as each fighter on the card attempts to make weight.

UFC 294 weigh-in results

Main card

  • Islam Makhachev (c) (155) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (154.5) 2 for the UFC lightweight title
  • Kamaru Usman (184.5) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (185.5); Middleweights
  • Magomed Ankalaev () vs. Johnny Walker (); Light Heavyweights
  • Ikram Aliskerov () vs. Warlley Alves (); Middleweights
  • Said Nurmagomedov () vs. Muin Gafurov (); Bantamweights


  • Tim Elliott () vs. Muhammad Mokaev (); Flyweights
  • Mohammad Yahya () vs. Trevor Peek (); Lightweights
  • Javid Basharat () vs. Victor Henry (); Bantamweights
  • Abu Azaitar () vs. Sedriques Dumas (); Middleweights
  • Mike Breeden () vs. Anshul Jubli (); Lightweights
  • Nathaniel Wood () vs. Muhammad Naimov (); Featherweights
  • Victoria Dudakova () vs. Jinh Yu Frey (); Strawweights
  • Sharabutdin Magomedov () vs. Bruno Silva (); Middleweights

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What is Islam Makhachev’s height?

Islam Makhachev is 5-10.

What is Alexander Volkanovski’s height?

Alexander Volkanovski is 5-6.

What is Islam Makhachev’s reach? 

Islam Makhachev has a reach of 70 inches.

What is Alexander Volkanovski’s reach? 

Alexander Volkanovski has a reach of 71 inches.

When is UFC 294: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2?

UFC 294 begins at 10 a.m. ET with the prelims, and the the main card starts at 2 p.m. ET. Makhachev and Volkanovski should make their way to the octagon around 5:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

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Here’s how that translates to different timezones globally:

Region Date Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Start Time (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, October 21 10 a.m. ET 2 p.m. ET 5:15 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, October 21 7 a.m. PT 11 a.m. PT 2:15 p.m. PT
UK and Ireland Saturday, October 21 3 p.m. BST 7 p.m. BST 10:15 p.m. BST
Australia Sunday, October 22 12 a.m. AEST 4 a.m. AEST 7:15 a.m. AEST

How to watch UFC 294: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Saturday, October 21 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Saturday, October 21 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Saturday, October 21 TNT Sports
Australia Sunday, October 22 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2 PPV price: How much does UFC 294 cost? 

In the U.S., the UFC 294 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 292 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $134.98 for the UFC 294 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

WATCH: UFC 294: Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2, exclusively on ESPN+

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $10.99/mo
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $109.99/yr
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $14.99/mo
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $24.99/mo
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $134.98, then $109.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $14.99/mo

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

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