UFC 294: How to Watch Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 Live for Free ?

It's an earthquake in the UFC world: Brazilian Oliveira can no longer fight Makhachev this October 21, and Australian Volkanovski is taking his place. In this article, we'll show you how to watch Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 for free.

In Russia, Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 will be broadcasted on the free MatchTV channel but you can watch the channel online wherever you are! The fight takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

MatchTV broadcasts Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 live

MatchTV is a Russian channel that broadcasts the main UFC fights every week. For UFC 294, the second fight between Makhachev and Volkanovski will be broadcast live.

Free channel ufc 294 Makhachev Volkanovski 2

Normally, you can only watch MatchTV from Russia. If you try to watch the channel from outside Russia, you'll get this error message.

matchtv ufc error message

Fortunately, there's a solution to get rid of this message: use a VPN with servers in Russia. To do this, we're going to use CyberGhostVPN, one of the few VPNs to have servers in Russia. This will allow us to unlock the channel to watch Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 as well as all the other fights on the UFC main card on MatchTV.

How can I watch Makhachev vs Volkanovski on MatchTV?

To get around this blocking message, you can get a Russian IP with a VPN. The VPN we're going to use is Cyberghost VPN (the only VPN with servers in Russia to unblock MatchTV). Cyberghost VPN has fast servers that will allow you to watch the fight online without interruption.

How to use Cyberghost VPN to access MatchTV and watch the fight:

Step 1: First, get Cyberghost by clicking here and then launch it on your device. It works on smartphones (Android and iOS), tablets, computers, and even smartTVs.

Step 2: Click on the server list and choose Russia from the long list of available servers.

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cyberghost vpn connected to russia

Step 3: Once connected, go to MatchTV via this link and click Play to launch the live channel.

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You can now watch the fight live! Don't forget to disconnect from the VPN after watching the match, and whenever you want to watch the UFC, you can connect to the VPN in Russia.

More information on the Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 fight

This fight replaces the duel between Makhachev and Oliveira, as the Brazilian is unable to honor this bout for health reasons. Dana White then made a phone call to Australian featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, who directly accepted the fight proposal.

This fight is a rematch, as the two opponents had already met on February 12, 2023 at UFC 284 in a close fight that was won by unanimous decision by Islam Ramazanovich Makhavhev.

Who is Makhachev?

Islam Makhachev is a Russian MMA fighter and UFC lightweight champion. Born in 1991 in Dagestan, he trained in sambo in his youth and became world champion in the discipline in 2016.

focus on Makhachev during his fight against Volkanovski

After a successful debut in Russia between 2010 and 2014, he joined the UFC in 2015. Apart from a single defeat in 2015, he has racked up 24 consecutive victories, including several by submission. In October 2022, he became UFC lightweight champion by submitting Brazilian Charles Oliveira. He has since successfully defended his belt.

Considered one of the best lightweights in the world, Makhachev continues to dominate his category with a highly effective wrestling-submission style.

Who is Alexander Volkanovski?

Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian MMA fighter who is currently in the UFC, where he has been the UFC featherweight champion since December 2019. He stands at 1m68 and weighs around 68kg.

focus on Volkanovski during his fight against Makhachev

Volkanovski began his MMA career in 2012 after playing rugby and won several regional titles before signing to the UFC in 2016. Since then, he has beaten the likes of Chad Mendes, JosΓ© Aldo and Max Holloway, whom he defeated twice to retain his belt.

His MMA record stands at 26 wins to just 2 losses (including 1 to Saturday's opponent, Islam Makhachev).


For this fight, Islam Makhachev aims to unify the lightweight and featherweight belts by defeating Alexander Volkanovski. You can watch the fight live on MatchTV using CyberGhostVPN connected in Russia.

About the Author: Tom
Tom is the founder of DTechClub.com and has been fascinated by VPNs since 2012. He writes about online privacy, is always testing VPNs (both new and existing services), and is highly interested in the challenges of accessing certain sites and content in various regions. In addition to his interest in VPNs, he loves indie films and playing flamenco guitar.
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