UFC 266: Ortega vs Volkanovski - Card Preview - 9/25/21

We are out of the Apex Centre and into T-Mobile for this UFC PPV. Two belts on the line in a pretty stacked card. The main event sees the return of Alexander Volkanovski as he looks to defend his featherweight crown against Brian Ortega. Volkanovski is undefeated in the UFC but his first defense against Max Holloway was insanely close. It will be interesting to see how he does against Ortega, who himself looks to have improved quite a bit. Prevalent by his dismantling of The Korean Zombie last time out.

In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko is back to continue clearing out her division as she goes up against Lauren Murphy in an incredibly lopsided affair. If you bet $100 on Shevchenko, you’d make back enough to buy a large coffee (sadly not joking). Murphy is anywhere between a 9 to 1 or 10 to 1 dog which is wide as it gets in the UFC really.

The other big storyline here is the return of Nick Diaz, as he and Robbie Lawler will be running back their match from 2004! That fight saw Diaz knock out Lawler in dramatic fashion. There’s lots of other recognizable names on this one. You can check the lineup below! Should be awesome.

Main Card

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy

Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Jéssica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo

Preliminary Card

Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos

Early Preliminary Card

Uros Medic vs. Jalin Turner

Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva

Karl Roberson vs. Nick Maximov

Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano Jr.

Jonathan Pearce vs. Omar Morales

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Ever since renting my first UFC VHS at my local video store, I’ve been in love with the sport of MMA. I’ve watched every single fight that has ever taken place under the UFC banner over the past 25 years. Once I started doing incredibly well in fantasy leagues, I realized I could utilize my skills in fight analytics to make a profit on betting. My obsession with researching every aspect of a fight gave me a real edge in finding value. Since then, it's been one profitable year after the next. Watching your favorite sport is good, but getting paid while watching your favorite sport is better.