Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski lives up to his name in UFC 266 instant classic
Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko retained their titles in style on a spectacular night at the T-Mobile Arena.
Tom Aspinall reveals conversation with Dana White that led to UFC’s London return
Paddy Pimblett vows to ‘put on a showcase with my hands and my feet’ vs. Jordan Leavitt
Molly McCann discusses her evolution as a fighter ahead of UFC London return
Nathaniel Wood can’t wait to make octagon return on home soil at UFC London
To borrow the famous tagline of Australian former Formula 1 ace Mark Webber, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski showed true “Aussie grit” as he retained his undisputed title in the main event of UFC 266.
Volkanovski claimed a landslide decision on the scorecards after his bout with Brian Ortega went the distance, but the 49-46, 50-45, 50-44 scorecards don’t tell the full story of the fight, as Volkanovski showed remarkable composure and determination to fight his way not one, but two deep Ortega chokes in Round 3 before proceeding to batter the challenger to a near TKO at the end of the same round.
Things were much more straightforward for the other world champion on show, as Valentina Shevchenko took the opportunity to show us what most fans already know – that she’s one of the most complete mixed martial artists, male or female, on the planet.
On this week’s show, we look back at the two title fights from Las Vegas and offer our take on Nick Diaz’s comeback defeat to Robbie Lawler in their main card matchup.
We also look ahead to Bellator 267 as world-class MMA finally makes a return to England with a dynamite rematch between London’s own Michael “Venom” Page and the only man to defeat him, three-time former welterweight champion Douglas Lima.
There’s also time to look ahead to Saturday’s UFC event at the UFC Apex, as the spectacular Johnny Walker gets his chance to gatecrash the light heavyweight title picture when he takes on former title challenger Thiago Santos.
It’s another packed show, and it’s all yours, right here!
UFC on ESPN 40 results: Jamahal Hill defeats Thiago Santos on a night full of finishes
Brave CF 61: Joilton Lutterbach calls out champ Eldar Eldarov after TKO victory
PFL Playoffs 1 results: Stevie Ray defeats Anthony Pettis (again) to reach lightweight final
UFC on ESPN 40 weigh-in results: Santos and Hill on weight and ready for Apex showdown
Dana White waxes lyrical after stunning Contender Series event
Bellator 279: Cris Cyborg retains featherweight title in Hawaii
Bellator 278: Liz Carmouche wins flyweight title amid controversy in Hawaii
Bellator 277: Patricio Pitbull defeats A.J. McKee to become three-time featherweight champion
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski dominates ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung
Bellator 276 report: Adam Borics edges Mads Burnell in thrilling striking battle
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