Dana White has suggested that the upcoming UFC 284 card will surpass all records previously set by the company.

On Saturday night, the UFC's two best pound-for-pound fighters - Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski - will share the octagon in a thrilling encounter in Perth, Australia.

Expectations for the bout are high and company president White predicts that the 'monster fight' will break the previous record set by Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

Speaking during the during the UFC Vegas 68 scrum, White said: 'I don't think it's ever happened. The number one and number two pound-for-pound… It's a monster fight. 

'Just the gate alone out of there is gonna be an MSG-type gate. The pre-buys for pay-per-view… it's beating all the fights of its type.

'It's probably gonna break the record for pay-per-view in Australia and New Zealand. The UFC, our record, which was Conor and somebody. But it's looking like it's gonna break that record. It's a monster fight.' 

The current UFC pay-per-view record was set in 2018 when Ireland's McGregor took on the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and lost via submission. 

The 'Notorious' features in all of the top five bouts in UFC pay-per-view sale record history with his second fight against Nate Diaz, two fights with Dustin Poirier and bout with Donald Cerrone rounding off the list. 

The Irishman could potentially break his own record when he returns to the octagon later this year in a highly-anticipated bout against Michael Chandler. 

There are expectations that the upcoming event could break current records given that it's being held in the home country of Volkanovski.

The Australian is moving up a weight class to challenge the lightweight champion Makhachev in a bout that has fans licking their lips in anticipation.

Dagestani fighter Makhachev has lost just one fight in his entire MMA career and will prove a difficult adversary for the Aussie featherweight. 

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