The card also sees Nick Diaz return after six years out, for a rematch with Robbie Lawler that is 17 years in the making
Ortega (15-1) first fought for the belt in December 2018 but suffered his first career defeat in the process, the American being pummelled by then-champion Max Holloway for four rounds. Twelve months later, it was Australian Volkanovski (22-1) who ended Holloway’s reign by outpointing the fan favourite, before repeating the feat in July 2020 – though many fans disagreed with the judges’ scorecards.
Ortega recovered from his devastating defeat by Holloway to beat Chan Sung Jung via decision last December, with the jiu jitsu expert producing a striking masterclass over 25 分. 今, the 30-year-old Californian goes for UFC gold again, with Volkanovski defending his belt for the first time since his rematch with Holloway, following the headliners’ time spent as opposing coaches on the Ultimate Fighter テレビ番組.
In the co-main event at the T-Mobile Arena, Valentina Shevchenko (21-3) defends her women’s flyweight belt against Lauren Murphy (15-4), 一方, elsewhere on the card, Nick Diaz – older brother of Nate – returns after six years out to fightRobbie Lawler in a middleweight bout.
The pair squared off 17 数年前, with Diaz (26-9) knocking out fellow American Lawler (28-15) 第2ラウンドで.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 266.
The early prelims will begin at 11pm BST on Saturday 25 9月. The prelims follow at 1am BST on Sunday, with the main card then beginning at 3am BST.
Diaz vs Lawler is likely to begin at around 4am BST, with the main event taking place at approximately 5.30am BST.
イギリスで, アクションはBTSportで生放送されます 1 HD, as well as the broadcaster’s website and app. アメリカ合衆国で, ESPN+ will show the bouts, which are also available on the UFC Fight Pass.
Volkanovski – 4/7; Ortega – 6/4
Shevchenko – 1/12; Murphy – 7/1
Diaz – 10/11; Lawler – 10/11
Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Brian Ortega (featherweight title)
Valentina Shevchenko (C) vs Lauren Murphy (women’s flyweight title)
Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler (ミドル級)
Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik (ヘビー級)
Jessica Andrade vs Cynthia Calvillo (女性のフライ級)
Marlon Moraes vs Merab Dvalishvili (バンタム級)
Dan Hooker vs Nasrat Haqparast (軽量)
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Chris Daukaus (ヘビー級)
Manon Fiorot vs Mayra Bueno Silva (女性のフライ級)
Karl Roberson vs Nick Maximov (ミドル級)
Matthew Semelsberger vs Martin Sano (ウェルター級)