UFC 290 fight card: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez and all bouts this weekend

The UFC featherweight titles shall be unified this weekend, as Alexander Volkanovski takes on interim champion Yair Rodriguez in a main-event conflict.

The pair headline UFC 290 in Las Vegas, the place Volkanovski will attempt to keep his dominance at 145lbs, following a courageous however unsuccessful bid to win the light-weight title in February.

The Australian misplaced a slender resolution to 155lbs champion Islam Makhachev in Perth, on the similar occasion the place Rodriguez submitted Josh Emmett to win the interim featherweight belt.

Within the co-main occasion on Saturday, Brandon Moreno defends his flyweight title in opposition to a foe who has crushed him twice: Alexandre Pantoja. Moreno has improved considerably since these losses in 2016 and 2018, however this bout marks a troublesome defence to kickstart the Mexican’s second reign as champion.

Right here’s all you have to know.

When is it?

UFC 290 will happen on Saturday 8 July, on the T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas.

The early prelims are set to start at 11pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the common prelims following at 1am BST on Sunday 9 July (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday). The principle card is then because of start at 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).

How can I watch it?

Yair Rodriguez was topped interim featherweight champion after submitting Josh Emmett

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The cardboard will air dwell on BT Sport within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.

Within the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion dwell, as will the UFC’s Fight Move.


Volkanovski – 2/9; Rodriguez – 100/30

Moreno – 1/2; Pantoja – 13/8

Whittaker – 1/4; Du Plessis – 3/1

Full odds via Betway.

Full card (topic to alter)

Brandon Moreno is a two-time males’s flyweight champion within the UFC

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Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Yair Rodriguez (IC) (featherweight title)

Brandon Moreno (C) vs Alexandre Pantoja (flyweight title)

Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis (middleweight)

Jalin Turner vs Dan Hooker (light-weight)

Bo Nickal vs Tresean Gore (middleweight)


Robbie Lawler vs Niko Value (welterweight)

Jack Della Maddalena vs TBC (welterweight)

Yazmin Jauregui vs Denise Gomes (girls’s strawweight)

Jimmy Crute vs Alonzo Menifield (light-heavyweight)

Early prelims

Vitor Petrino vs Marcin Prachnio (light-heavyweight)

Cameron Saaiman vs Terrence Mitchell (bantamweight)

Shannon Ross vs Jesus Aguilar (flyweight)

Kamuela Kirk vs Esteban Ribovics (light-weight)

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