LAS VEGAS – The UFC 266 fight card is now official following Friday’s weigh-in session, where all 26 athletes scheduled to compete successfully hit the mark on the scale.
Saturday’s event takes place at T-Mobile Arena with a main card that airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNNews and ESPN+. A pair of championship fights headline the card. Alexander Volkanovski (22-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) will attempt to make his third featherweight title defense against Brian Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in the main event, while Valentina Shevchenko (21-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) puts her women’s flyweight strap on the line for the sixth time against streaking challenger Lauren Murphy (15-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC).
In addition, the card will feature the long-awaited, highly anticipated return of Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), as he’s set to run it back with Robbie Lawler (28-15 MMA, 13-9 UFC) in a rematch of a 2004 fight Diaz won by knockout.
Check out the weigh-in highlights in the video above, and a photo gallery from all of Friday’s happenings below.
Photos: ‘UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega’ official weigh-ins
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