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UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will attempt to retain his title when he fights Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 this weekend. Volkanovski is coming off the back of a loss via unanimous decision to Islam Makhachev earlier this year.
The Australian failed in his attempt to become the UFC champ-champ and will now face interim featherweight titleholder Rodriguez.Also on Saturday, Brandon Moreno will try to retain his flyweight belt up against Alexandre Pantoja, and Robert Whittaker faces Dricus du Plessis. Here's everything you need to know ahead of Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez.
Date : Saturday, June 10
Time : 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. BST
Main event cagewalks (approx): 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. BST
The main card is set to get underway at 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. BST with the main event cagewalks scheduled for 12 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. The fight will be available to purchase on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S, while BT Sport will broadcast the fight in the UK.
This fight will also be available to watch for DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany and Italy. Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez; For Volaknovski's UFC featherweight titleBrandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja; For Moreno's UFC 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
Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes; Women's strawweight
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield; Light heavyweight
Early preliminary card
Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio; Light heavyweight
Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell; Bantamweight
Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Santos Aguilar; Flyweight
Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics; Lightweight
UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez features two title bouts at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the 11th International Fight Week. The date and time when the fight card airs live on pay-per-view in Australia is Sunday, July 9 at 12 pm AEST.
In the main event, Australia’s reigning UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski makes the fifth defense of his belt, when he faces interim champion Yair Rodriguez of Mexico. The pair squares off in the scheduled for five rounds bout with the undisputed title at stake.
Sydney’s 34-year-old Volkanovski (25-2) is looking to rebound from the defeat suffered in his previous bout in February, when he challenged Islam Makhachev for UFC lightweight title, but fell short dropping a unanimous decision. Parral, Chihuahua’s 30-year-old Rodriguez (16-3) earned the interim featherweight belt by submission in the second round against Josh Emmett at the same UFC 284 card in Perth.
In the co-main event, Mexico’s two-time UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno (21-6-2) defends his title against No. 2-ranked contender Alexandre Pantoja (25-5) of Brazil. Also on the card, former 185-pound champion Robert Whittaker (25-6) of Sydney, Australia by way of Auckland, New Zealand takes on South Africa’s No. 5-ranked contender Dricus du Plessis (19-2) of in the middleweight title eliminator.
Plus, No. 11 Dan Hooker (22-12) of New Zealand and No. 10 Jalin Turner (13-6) of the United States battle it out at lightweight. In addition, Bo Nickal (4-0) of the United States and Val Woodburn (7-0) of Jamaica meet at middleweight. The full lineup can be found below.