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UFC 266 Live Fight Updates, Results, Highlights of Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega



UFC 266 packs tons of star power heading into Saturday’s main card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Alexander Volkanovsk risks his UFC featherweight championship against Brian Ortega. There is no love between the two who trained opposite each other on The Ultimate Fighter and were supposed to meet in the Octagon at UFC 260 in March until Volkanovski tested positive for COVID-19.

Volkanovski has not fought since defending his title against Max Holloway in July 2020, winning in a controversial split decision. Volkanovski brings a perfect 9-0 UFC record to Saturday’s fight with Ortega.

PLUS: Sign up to watch the UFC 266 PPV, exclusively on ESPN +

Ortega successfully returned to the Octagon last October with a dominant win over Chan Sung Jung after taking nearly two years off following his loss to Holloway.

Saturday’s main card also features the return of Nick Diaz. The 38-year-old has not entered the Octagon in over six years when he lost to Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 183. Even though he has only fought three times in the last decade and hasn’t won any of those. fights, Diaz’s return to the UFC at the age of 38 has thrilled many fans due to his cult hero status.

UFC 266 Live Updates, Volkanovski vs. Ortega Highlights

Live updates will begin at 6pm ET.

Start time Volkanovski vs. Ortega

  • Date: Saturday September 25
  • Start time: 6 pm ET | 3 pm Pacific Time
  • Main card (PPV): 10 pm ET | 7 pm Pacific Time
  • Main event: 12:15 am ET | 9:15 pm PT (approximate)

UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega takes place on September 25 with the preliminary preliminaries kicking off the event at 6 pm ET, before the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 pm ET. Volkanovski and Ortega should enter the Octagon around 12:15 am ET, depending on the duration of the undercard matches.

How to watch UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega

  • TV channels / live broadcast: ESPN, ESPN Sports and ESPN +

The main card for UFC 266 is available in the US on ESPN + ‘s subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That part of the event begins at 10 p.m. ET.

Past fights can be watched live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app, and for early preliminaries, UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, main card pay-per-view is available at Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 266 Fight Card

Principal card

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for Volkanovski’s UFC Featherweight Championship
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for Shevchenko’s UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
  • Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler; Medium weights
  • Curtis Blaydes Jairzinho Rozenstruik; Heavy weights
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo; Women’s flyweight

Preliminary card

  • Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili; Rooster weights
  • Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast; Light weights
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus; Heavy weights
  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos; Women’s flyweight

Fight Pass Preliminaries

  • Uros Medić Jalin Turner; Light weights
  • Cody Brundage vs. Nick Maximov; Medium weights
  • Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano Jr .; Welter weights
  • Jonathan Pearce vs. Omar Morales; Pen weights




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