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UFC releases Hollywood-esque promo for Makhachev vs Volkanovski in Australia, it's truly electrifying

Max Sherry

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UFC releases Hollywood-esque promo for Makhachev vs Volkanovski in Australia, it's truly electrifying

The UFC's production team have done it again.

Mixed martial arts' premier promotion has just released a video previewing UFC 284 in Perth – and it's absolutely spine-tingling.

Following a near four-year absence, the UFC is finally returning to Australia with one of the biggest bouts of the year.

Pound for pound king and hometown hero Alexander Volkanovski is jumping up a division, taking on lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.

If successful, the Aussie will become a two-weight world champion, joining an elite but short list of fighters to hold two belts simultaneously.

But standing across the cage from him is a monster by the name of Makhachev, who won't roll over easily.

This champion vs champion fight promises to be one of the most exciting scraps of the year and it'll all be played out in front of a packed-out RAC Arena in Perth.

Given the magnitude of the event, it was only fitting that the UFC came up with an electrifying promo video to match – and the editors certainly didn't disappoint.

The video kicks off with a highlights package of Dagestani wrestler Makhachev absolutely rag-dolling his opponents on his way to UFC gold.

Joe Rogan, in the background commentary, kindly reminding people that Makhachev "submitted the guy with the most submissions in the history of the sport".

Yes, Makhachev made Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wizard Charles Oliveira look like a novice.

The clip then cuts to featherweight champ Volkanovski easily dismantling some of the greatest fighters on the planet.

This time, Daniel Cormier can be heard in the background reminding everyone that the man from Down Under is on a 22-fight win streak.

Mental.

From the Hollywood-style dramatic music to the cuts of the two champions roaring into the camera lens, the promo is enough to get even the most casual of fight fan out of their seat.

It's being pitched as not just the battle for the lightweight strap, but also for the number one pound-for-pound spot – and that's hard to deny.

Oh, and if the event wasn't already juicy enough, we also have Yair Rodriguez and Josh Emmett battling it out for the interim 145-pound belt on the undercard.

"Australia, buckle your seat belts, this is MMA at the highest level," Daniel Cormier concludes.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/UFC

Topics: Australia, MMA, UFC, Alexander Volkanoski

Max Sherry
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