The UFC returns to pay-per-view on Saturday with UFC 266 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card lineup follows 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.
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