The UFC featherweight titles will be unified this weekend when Alexander Volkanovski takes on interim champion Yair Rodriguez in the main event.
The pair are headlining UFC 290 in Las Vegas, where Volkanovski will look to maintain his dominance at 145lbs after making a brave but unsuccessful attempt to win the lightweight title in February.
The Australian narrowly lost to 155-pound champion Islam Makhachev in Perth, in the same event Rodriguez proposed to Josh Emmett to win the interim featherweight belt.
In Saturday’s co-main event, Brandon Moreno will defend his flyweight title against an opponent who has beaten him twice: Alexandre Pantoja. Moreno has improved significantly since defeats in 2016 and 2018 but this fight presents a tough defense to kickstart the Mexican’s second reign as champion.
Here you will find everything you need to know.
When is it?
UFC 290 takes place on Saturday, July 8th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Early prelims begin at 11pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with regular prelims following Sunday, July 9 at 1am BST (July 17). :00 PM PT, 7:00 PM CT, 8:00 PM ET on Saturday). The main map is then scheduled to begin at 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
how can i watch it
The card will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the action live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Volkanovski – 2/9; Rodriguez – 100/30
Moreno – 1/2; Pantoja – 13.8
Whittaker—1/4; Du Plessis – 3/1
Full map (subject to change)
Alexander Volkanovski (center) vs. Yair Rodriguez (IC) (Featherweight Title)
Brandon Moreno (center) vs Alexandre Pantoja (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)
Jack Della Maddalena vs. TBC (welterweight)
Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes (Women’s Strawweight)
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield (Light Heavyweight)
Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio (Light Heavyweight)
Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell (Bantamweight)
Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Aguilar (Flyweight)
Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics (Lightweight)
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