UFC 266 outcomes — Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega: Battle card, highlights, full information

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One other large UFC PPV occasion is within the books. The newest providing of UFC 266 delivered in form with champions holding on to their belts and a few veterans getting again within the win column in Las Vegas.

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski managed to retain his title with an amazing efficiency towards Brian Ortega in the primary occasion. Volkanovski managed the battle from the on-set, however a wild third spherical noticed him almost submitted by Ortega twice when it appeared as if the battle was out of attain for “T-Metropolis”. Volkanovski has now gained 20 straight fights, together with his first 10 contained in the Octagon. That places him in some elite firm with Anderson Silva, Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Royce Gracie as the one fighters to perform a 10-0 begin.

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Plus, Valentina Shevchenko continued her reign of brilliance over the 125-pound division with a fourth-round TKO of Lauren Murphy. Shevchenko stays undefeated in her new weight class with an eight-fight successful streak and seemingly no finish in sight as she’s primarily cleaned out the flyweight division.

And whereas it might not have gone to plan, Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler placed on a present for the followers in attendance over the course of two-plus rounds. Lawler scored the third-round TKO of Diaz, who was making his return to the Octagon after almost six years away, when the California native refused to stand up after being dropped by a left hook from the previous welterweight champion. The win ended a four-fight dropping streak for Lawler.

CBS Sports activities was with you all through the week in Las Vegas with the most recent news and updates surrounding this battle card. Thanks for following alongside all week and we’ll see you at UFC 267.

UFC 266 battle card, outcomes

  • Alexander Volkanovski (c) def. Brian Ortega by way of unanimous resolution (49-46, 50-45, 50-44)
  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Lauren Murphy by way of fourth-round TKO (punches)
  • Robbie Lawler def. Nick Diaz by way of third-round TKO (punches)
  • Curtis Blaydes def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik by way of unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jessica Andrade -240 def. Cynthia Calvillo by way of first-round TKO (punches)
  • Merab Dvalishvili def. Marlon Moraes by way of second-round TKO (punches)
  • Dan Hooker def. Nasrat Haqparast by way of unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Chris Daukaus def. Shamil Abdurakimov by way of second-round TKO (punches)
  • Talia Santos def. Roxanne Modafferii by way of unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jalin Turner def. Uros Medic by way of first-round submission (rear bare choke)
  • Nick Maximov def. Cody Brundage by way of unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Matthew Semelsberger def. Martin Sano by way of first-round knockout (punch)
  • Jonathan Pearce def. Omar Morales by way of second-round submission (rear bare choke)

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