Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in UFC 266 today, September 25, 2021, at 10:00 PM (ET). Here, you will find everything there is to know about this thrilling UFC Featherweight Main event, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch or live stream the fight in the US.
Volkanovski's featherweight championship defense was originally planned for March at UFC 260, but the bout was postponed due to the Australian's positive COVID-19 test, allowing both competitors to coach on The Ultimate Fighter 29.
Given that Ortega returned from a two-year hiatus due to injury in October when he shut out Chan Sung Jung over five rounds to secure a second championship chance, the 145-pound division has been dormant for some time now. Finally, the action will return at the top in Volkanovski's second defense after defeating Max Holloway in 2019.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: Match Information
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM (ET)
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: Times by State in the US
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 9:00 PM
MT: 8:00 PM
PT: 7:00 PM
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: Storylines
Volkanovski will be defending his championship for the second time, following his close decision victory against Max Holloway last July. He will face Ortega, who coached against him on The Ultimate Fighter. They were supposed to fight at UFC 260, however, the bout was canceled when Volkanovski was found positive of COVID-19.
After nearly two years away following his loss to Max Holloway, Ortega made a triumphant comeback to the Octagon in October with a dominant win over Chan Sung Jung. Alex Volkanovski is unbeaten in the UFC with a 9-0 record and hopes to begin a path to become one of the best fighters to participate in the 145-pound division, while Ortega hopes to show himself title material by defeating the guy who has two victories over Max Holloway.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega in the U.S.
The 2021 UFC 266 fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, to take place today at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will be broadcasted on ESPN+ PPV in the United States.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Alexander Volkanovski. FanDuel see the Australian boxer as the firm favorite to defend his UFC gold and they have given him -178 odds. The American fighter Brian Ortega, meanwhile, has +150 odds to cause an upset this weekend and triumph in the UFC 266 main event.
* Odds via FanDuel