UFC 294 PPV price: How much does it cost to watch Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2 on ESPN?

It is hard to craft a specific game plan for an opponent on 10 days’ notice. Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski, familiar with one another, are ready to test that theory when the former defends the UFC lightweight title against Volkanovski at UFC 294 on October 21. The fight takes place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

Makhachev defended the belt against Volkanovski, the UFC featherweight champion, at UFC 284. Volkanovski had an entire fight camp to prepare for Makhachev but lost in an exciting affair. This time he replaces Charles Oliveira, who suffered a nasty cut to his eye during training camp. When he got the call to fight, Volkanovski weighed 180 pounds and must move to 155 in just a few days. He knows that if he loses, he may never get another opportunity like this again.

“I believe I finish him,” Volkanovski said on The MMA Hour. “I think you’re gonna see probably one of the most dangerous Volkanovskis you’ve ever seen, just purely because I can’t afford to do anything else. Stuff leaving it to the judges. Stuff any of that. Let’s just go out there and really set a statement. Go and knock him out? That’s going be absolutely mind-blowing for the world to see.”

The 31-year-old Makhachev last fought when he faced Volkanovski. A champion since October 2022, the Russian is a former Sambo gold medalist with 11 wins via submission, which he tried to do against Volkanovski. Makhachev is thankful Volkanovski is stepping in but gave him a warning heading into fight night.

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

“Respect for taking this fight on short notice, Alex, but don’t use it as an excuse after the fight,” Makhachev wrote on social media. 

Do you want to buy UFC 294? Here’s all you need to know to watch the event, including the price.

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.

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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

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

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

UFC 294 begins at 10 a.m. ET with the prelims, with the main card 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.

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

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

UFC 294 fight card

Main card

  • Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2 for the UFC lightweight title
  • Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev; 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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