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Where? When? How To Watch? Everything You Need To Know About UFC 266

We break down everything you need to know about a stacked card in Vegas this weekend
11:35, 25 Sep 2021

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this weekend with a stacked card. There are two world title fights, a heavyweight showdown and the return of a former Women’s Strawweight champion. Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 266.

When?

UFC 266 is set to take place on Saturday, September 25 with the prelims starting from 1am on Sunday morning UK time and the main card starting from around 3am. The headline bout between Alexander Volkanovski v Brian Ortega is expected at around 6am.

Where?

UFC 266 is being held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

How To Watch?

The event will be shown on BT Sport 1 with their coverage expected to start from 1am. It will also be streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.

Main Card:

Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Brian Ortega, Featherweight Championship 

Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Lauren Murphy, Flyweight Championship

Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler, Welterweight

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Heavyweight

Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo, Flyweight

Nick Diaz
Nick Diaz

Preliminary Card:

Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Bantamweight

Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast, Lightweight

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus, Heavyweight

Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva, Flyweight

Karl Roberson vs. Nick Maximov, Middleweight

Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano Jr, Welterweight

Jalin Turner vs. Uros Medic, Lightweight

Roxanne Modafferi vs Taila Santos, Flyweight

Omar Morales vs. Jonathan Pearce, Featherweight

What Have They Said?

Alexander Volkanovski: “I can’t wait to put some hands on him man. I’m just eager to get back in there, have some fun in there, enjoy it, enjoy everything about it. On top of that, I get to punch him in the face.”

Brian Ortega: “We’ll see what happens. He’s a man who I doubt will let emotions come in the way when it comes to fighting. I don’t think he’s going to break character. I think he’s going to stay focused, and so am I. 

“We’ll see though, if I can poke the bear in there I will.”

Purses:

Volkanovski: $350,000

Ortega: $250,000

Main Event Odds (via Betfred)

Volkanovski (4/7), Ortega (11/8)

Shevchenko (1/16), Murphy (7/1)

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