UFC 294 Pre-Fight Press Conference: Top Fighters Exchange Verbal Jabs (VIDEO)

Rio de Janeiro, May 11, 2019, Brazil: Fighter Alexander Volkanovski during UFC press conference, Rio de Janeiro.


The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view this weekend with UFC 294 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with a champion vs. champion main event after a handful of last-minute shakeups on the card.

In the main event, lightweight champion Islam Makhachev returns to action to put his title on the line in a rematch with featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski, while the co-main event features Khamzat Chimaev taking on former welterweight champ Kamaru Usman, who traveled nearly 8,000 miles to fight Chimaev in Abu Dhabi on just 10 days notice.

Ahead of this weekend’s event, the top fighters on the card will be taking the stage for the UFC 294 pre-fight press conference.

The press conference features UFC president Dana White, and main card fighters Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski, Kamaru Usman, and Khamzat Chimaev. They will be taking questions from fans and the media.

You can watch the pre-fight press conference live in the video below beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.

UFC 294: Fight Time & Viewing Details

Event: UFC 294: Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Venue: Etihad Arena
Main Card Card Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN+

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