Headlining the event will be a Featherweight title fight between division king Alexander Volkanovski defending his belt against Brian Ortega. The two men were scheduled to face off earlier this year before COVID-19 ruined those plans. As a result, the two were then tasked to resurrect The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) before finally getting it on inside the Octagon.
In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko will attempt to defend her women’s Strawweight title for the sixth time when she takes on No. 1 contender Lauren Murphy. And of course, without disrespecting the two title fights, perhaps what people are really looking forward to is the return of none other than Nick Diaz.
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) event promises to be a big one. UFC 266 is set to go down on Sept. 25, 2021 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada featuring an amazing lineup with two title fights.
The promotion has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated event, which will also feature an intriguing Heavyweight bout between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Curtis Blaydes as well as Marlon Moraes taking on Merab Dvalishvili.
The Stockton slugger will make his long-awaited comeback to the fight game after a 6.5 year hiatus to face Robbie Lawler in a rematch 17 years in the making. Diaz originally knocked out Lawler at UFC 47 way back in 2004.
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