Makhachev and Volkanovski will meet for a second time on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

UFC 294 will feature a different lightweight title rematch than previously planned.

Makhachev defeated Volkanovski via unanimous decision in their first fight in Feb, 2023

Volkanovski faces a steep challenge with roughly 10 days to prepare for a title fight up a weight class.

Known for his striking accuracy and takedown defense, Volkanovski will be looking to use these skills to his advantage.

Both fighters have been training hard for this match, with Volkanovski training at City Kickboxing in New Zealand and Makhachev at American Kickboxing Academy in California.

Makhachev, on the other hand, is renowned for his grappling skills and striking power.

This match promises to be an exciting event for UFC fans around the world.