Mixed martial arts fans have Saturday, February 11 marked on their calendars as Perth, Australia, will host UFC 284, which will be an incredible evening where two world titles will be on the line.
The two most relevant fights will be Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanosvki, who will fight for the lightweight belt; and Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett, who will fight for the interim featherweight title.
As usual, at JefeBet we offer you the predictions of the UFC 284 stellar fights, along with the betting preview and relevant information about how each fighter arrives to this special evening. Keep reading to find out more.
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Betting Preview for UFC 284 Featuring Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanoski and Other Big Cards on February 11 2023
Islam Makhachev (-365) vs Alexander Volkanovski (+300)
Makhachev comes into UFC 284 as the lightweight champion, while the Australian is also considered the best, albeit at featherweight.
Well, what makes this fight even more special than the other one in which there is also a title at stake is that one of the two will lose after a long time: on the one hand, Makhachev has not lost for 11 fights, while The Great doubles his record and reaches 22 fights without knowing what it is like to leave empty-handed.
Fun fact: A win could move Makhachev to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings. Not bad for a single bout, right?
Prediction: Alexander Volkanovski wins by KO.
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Yair Rodriguez (-165) vs Josh Emmett (+140)
This is a featherweight fight in which the UFC interim title will be at stake. El Pantera Rodríguez comes in with a record of 15 wins, three losses, and no draws. Of the fights won, six were by KO and three by submission.
Meanwhile, CCO Emmett has 18 wins, two losses, and no draws. He has not lost in six fights, and six of his victories were by KO, and two by submission.
Prediction: Yair Rodriguez wins by unanimous decision.
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Jack Della Maddalena (-315) vs Randy Brown (+260)
Maddalena’s record is 13 wins, two losses, and zero draws. Of the times the referee raised his fist, 11 were by KO, and only one by submission.
In the other corner, Rudeboy Brown has 20 UFC fights under his belt, of which he has won 16 (six by KO, five by submission) and is on an undefeated streak of four fights.
Prediction: Jack Della Maddalena wins by unanimous decision.
Justin Tafa (-135) vs Parker Porter (+115)
Bad Man Tafa fought eight fights in the UFC, of which he won five (all by KO) and lost three. His last precedent was in December 2018, when he defeated Harry Hunsucker by KO/TKO.
Meanwhile, Parker Porter has already fought 20 fights under the UFC orbit, of which he won 13 (five by KO) and lost seven. His last fight was in May 2022, when he lost by submission to Jailson Almeida.
Prediction: Justin Tafa wins by KO.
Jimmy Crute (-205) vs Alonzo Menifield (+175)
Atomic Menifield has a record of 13 wins and three losses. The fights won were by knockout, while two were by submission. What about his last fight? In October 2022, he defeated Misha Cirkunov by KO.
For his part, Jimmy Crute has 15 UFC fights, of which he won 12 (five by KO). He needs this win at UFC 284 like water, as he is on a two-fight losing streak: his last loss took place in December 2021, when he lost by KO to Jamahal Hill.
Prediction: Jimmy Crute wins by KO.