Australian UFC Featherweight title holder, Alexander Volkanovski will step into the Octagon again today to defend his title against Brian Ortega. It could be the last fight in the division for the Sydney fighter, who plans to move up a weight if he overcomes his dangerous American opponent.
Alex Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: A Las Vegas showdown
This fight is a must-watch for Aussie fight fans. Alexander Volkanovski is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA, and will be getting close to legendary status if he makes a second title defence. He has cleaned up in the Featherweight division, and there is just one fighter standing in his way before he plans to move up to Lightweight for more ‘mega-fights’.
Brian Ortega, like Volkanovski, has only one loss on his record. He is a brawler who like can stand toe-to-toe or take it to the mat. This will be his second shot at the UFC Featherweight title after losing against Max Holloway in a classic back in 2018, a man Volkanovski beat for the same title. Brian Ortega has slowly built up his reputation again since, the highlight coming against the Korean Zombie in his last fight.
Fans of UFC will know just how much these two fighters dislike each other from watching UFC’s Ultimate Fighter. They both captained teams of upcoming MMA stars, and the chat between the two made for some enthralling viewing alone.
When is Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega?
Volkanovski vs Ortega will be available to stream live in Australia from 12.00pm AEST, Sunday, October 26th. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Saturday night in USA).
How to watch UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega?
The only way to watch UFC 266 in Australia is via Main Event Pay Per View, which is available via Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
There’s no need for a Kayo subscription to stream the fight between Volkanovski and Ortega. Both Kayo subscribers and non-subscribers can catch this on pay-per-view for only $54.95 via Main Event on Kayo this Sunday, October 26th from 12.00pm AEST.
Who else is on the UFC 266 fight card?
There are two title fights set to happen during UFC 266, as well as a whole host of strong bouts of the undercard.
Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Brian Ortega – UFC Featherweight Championship
Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Lauren Murphy – Women’s Flyweight Championship
Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz – Middleweight
Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Heavyweight
Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo – Women’s Flyweight
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Marlon Moraes – Bantamweight
Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast – Lightweight