Everything You Need To Know About UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez

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07:02, 06 Jul 2023

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this weekend and it’s a big one. The company presents UFC 290, featuring two title fights including a unification main event. UFC Featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski puts his belt on the line against Interim Champion Yair Rodriguez.

The co-main event sees UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno put the belt on the line against Alexandre Pantoja. The Brazilian was supposed to fight for the title in 2021 before a knee injury forced him out of the bout.

The undercard sees ‘The Reaper’ Robert Whittaker take on Dricus du Plessis, who is unbeaten in his UFC career. Welterweight Jalin Turner goes in with veteran Dan Hooker. There is also a scrap for former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler on the prelims, as he takes on 15-6 Niko Price. 

Here’s everything you need to know about a bumper pay-per-view extravaganza. 

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

When: Saturday 8th July, (1am Sunday UK time)

How To Watch: BT Sport 1HD


Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Age: 34

Alias: The Great

Record: 25-2

Height: 5’6” 

Reach: 71’’ 

Last Fight: Volkanovski stepped up in weight to meet UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev in a superfight. Alexander ‘The Great’ lost via unanimous decision in a bout that clinched Fight of the Night honours.


Place Of Birth: Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

Age: 30

Alias: El Pantera

Record: 15-3-1

Height: 5’11” 

Reach: 71”

Last Fight: Rodriguez won his Interim UFC Featherweight Championship with a submission win over Josh Emmett in February. ‘El Pantera’ closed the show with a triangle choke.

Full Card

Main Card

Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Yair Rodriguez (IC) (featherweight title) 

Brandon Moreno (C) vs Alexandre Pantoja (flyweight title) 

Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis (middleweight) 

Jalin Turner vs Dan Hooker (lightweight) 

Bo Nickal vs Tresean Gore (middleweight) 


Robbie Lawler vs Niko Price (welterweight) 

Jack Della Maddalena vs Josiah Harrell (welterweight) 

Yazmin Jauregui vs Denise Gomes (women’s strawweight) 

Jimmy Crute vs Alonzo Menifield (light-heavyweight) 

Early Prelims 

Vitor Petrino vs Marcin Prachnio (light-heavyweight) 

Cameron Saaiman vs Terrence Mitchell (bantamweight) 

Shannon Ross vs Jesus Aguilar (flyweight)

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