Alexander Volkanovski will make the second defence of his featherweight title against top contender Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266, which takes place on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena. Live on Pay-Per-View following Prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.
Volkanovski and Ortega have been able to register some bad blood in the build up, which started out due to Ortega’s failure to show up early to the press conference and open workout. This angered the champion and make him go on a social media rant.
Volkanovski will be defending his title after over a year away on the sidelines against Ortega, whom he believes isn’t worthy of a title shot.
The co main event will have UFC Flyweight Chpion Valentina Shevchenko defend her world title against Lauren Murphy, who is ranked No.6 on the flyweight rankings. If she emerges victorious in this fight she will equal Ronda Rousey’s record of the most title defences in UFC history.
Nate Diaz will be making his return to the UFC cage since 2015.
UFC 266 Weigh In Results
- Alexander Volkanovski Vs Brian Ortega – Featherweight title Fight
- Valentina Shevchenko VS Lauren Murphy – Women’s Flyweight Title
- Nick Diaz VS Robbie Lawler – Five Rounds
- Curtis Blaydes VS Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jessica Andrade VS Cynthia Calvillo
Preliminary Card –8Pm ET
- Merab Dvalishvili VS Marlon Moraes
- Nasrat Haqparast VS Dan Hooker
- Shamil Abdurakhimov VS Chris Daukaus
- Roxanne Modafferi VS Taila Santos
Early Preliminary Card — 6pm ET
- Uros Medic VS Jalin Turner
- Manon Fiorot VS Mayra Bueno Silva
- Nick Maximov VS Karl Roberson
- Martin Sano VS Matthew Semelsberger
- Omar Morales VS Jonathan Pearce