Here is how you can stream UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski live without the use of Reddit Streams, Buffstream or Crackstreams
Despite being over a week away, it appears that UFC 284, the promotion’s second pay-per-view of 2023, will be well worth the anticipation. A mega champion-versus-champion clash between featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski and lightweight king Islam Makhachev will headline the card in Perth, Australia on February 11.
It’s always significant when two reigning champions square up inside the Octagon, but this bout is especially noteworthy because Volkanovski (25-1) is the undisputed pound-for-pound best in the world, while Makhachev (23-1) is close behind on that list.
Makhachev is favoured by the oddsmakers to defeat Volkanovski, perhaps due to the Russian’s size advantage in the Octagon. However, Volkanovski also benefits from a number of factors working in his favor, including possessing a well-rounded skill set. It may go either way in this bout.
There are more flashy forwards than Alexander Volkanovski. He isn’t out there getting knockouts like Yair Rodrguez or Anderson Silva in his peak. Don’t be fooled, though. His striking is among the most potent, and he has a reliable arsenal to back it up. If he didn’t, no one would consider him the best athlete in his weight class.
A look at the stats reveals Volkanovski’s methodical approach to the strike zone. The percentage of his significant strikes that connect is high, at 57% per minute, and he averages landing 6.9 per minute. And he lands a lot of his throws, too. And as the Australian showed against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung and Chad Mendes, it may lead to a stoppage when it does. When it doesn’t result in a knockout, it usually translates to a decision victory, like the ones he took against Brian Ortega and Max Holloway.
Islam Makhachev won the lightweight championship by submitting Charles Oliveira with an arm-triangle choke in the second round, and this fight should tell you everything you need to know about his submission skills. The fact that he earned the belt through submission is not as impressive as the quality of his opponents. Oliveira, a BJJ blackbelt with an impressive resume, holds the record for most submission victories in UFC history.
However, Makhachev’s skills in the art of submitting weren’t exactly hidden. The sambo expert has previously won ten fights via submission, including against Dan Hooker, Thiago Moises, and Drew Dober. We had no doubts about his talent. What’s become very evident is that he is potentially the most serious submission threat in the weight class.
Volkanovski is one of the most composed and disciplined fighter in the game today, where he’s always following a systematic path to victory and manages to stay controlled even when in trouble. Every strike that he throws has a definite purpose behind it, and he wastes no movement. Another trait that separates Volkanovski from the rest is his perfect body posture and balance. Alongside city kickboxing teammate and middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, Volkanovski has mastered and implemented the art of ‘micro-feints’ with adroit.
In addition to that, he is fearless in his approach, and almost difficult to finish- much like the ‘Terminator’. Take the Brian Ortega fight for example. Even though Ortega had Volkanovski in dire straits, where he almost submitted the Aussie with a triangle and guillotine, the Aussie wasn’t afraid to play in T-city’s guard, and landed vicious ground and pound for the remainder of that round.
Islam Makhachev is a much more refined striker, and has some beautiful kicks and striking skills in his arsenal. Islam Makhachev was the dark horse of the lightweight division but is now the freshly crowned UFC lightweight champion.
Makhachev is a master of clinch and body locks. He has a wide array of skills in his arsenal and does not use the usual single or double leg to take down his opponents. The Dagestani realized that Oliveira is dangerous with his guillotine choke attempts. Had he entered his realm with single or double leg attempts, ‘Do Bronx’ would have wrapped his neck. Instead, Makhachev used body locks to take him down and it was in fact his striking that helped him win the fight.
UFC 284 Preliminary Card
- Tyson Pedro vs. Modestas Bukauskas
- Joshua Culibao vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan
- Shannon Ross vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado
- Jack Jenkins vs. Don Shainis
- Loma Lookboonmee vs. Elise Reed
- Shane Young vs. Blake Bilder
- Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Elves Brenner
UFC 284 Main Card
- Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski – Makhachev’s UFC lightweight title
- Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett – UFC interim featherweight title
- Jack Della Maddalena vs. Randy Brown
- Justin Tafa vs. Parker Porter
- Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
Where to stream UFC 284 online without Reddit streams, Buffstreams or Crackstream
Here is how you can stream UFC 284 online without using Reddit streams, Buffstreams or Crackstreams.
UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass is UFC’s very own service which provides live coverage of the fights. The service provided costs around $9.99 a month, with the yearly subscription at $95.99.
The only shortcoming here is that the UFC Fight Pass provides live coverage only until the preliminary card, since ESPN+ has all the rights to the main card.
ESPN+ is currently the top streaming site for UFC. They provide live streaming right from the beginning of the prelims to the very end of the main event in the main card.
The subscription costs around $6 per month. And for a year it is $60, which is pretty low-priced. ESPN+ has exclusive rights of streaming the main card, which has been the reason why UFC Fight Pass provides live streaming only until the prelims.
The early preliminary card gets underway at 6 pm ET, with the main card three hours later at 10 PM ET in the United States – the 11th of February 2023.
Fubo TV was launched in the year 2015. Since then, they have grown rapidly. They offer two plans, and both plans include ESPN. The Family Plan provides 100 channels at $65 per month while the Elite Plan has 150 channels at $80 per month.
The preliminary card gets underway at 6 pm ET, with the main card three hours later at 10 PM ET in the United States – the 11th of February 2023.
BT Sport, the British Telecommunications group has been a big player in the European region, especially in the UK. UFC streaming can be caught live on BT Sport Box Office and also on the BT Sport App. The subscription cost is around 15 euros per month.
Live coverage of the event will begin at 11pm with the early preliminary card, with the main card set to kick off at 3am. 11th and 12th of February.
Sling TV offers ESPN in their plans too. They currently have two plans – Orange and Blue. Orange costs $35 per month and the Blue plan costs $50 per month.
Sony Sports Network
Sony Sports Network has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years. They have an immense presence in the South Asian region, especially in India.
They have a lot of channels on their network, with a dedicated Sony LIV App too. The subscription cost is Rs.299 per month, while the yearly subscription costs Rs.999.
The early prelims get underway at 4:30am and the preliminary card gets underway at 6:30 AM IST (12th of February), with the main card later at 8:30 AM IST in India on– the 12th of February.
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