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Video: Alex Volkanovski grapples with Brian Ortega’s snake on TUF 29

Alex Volkanovski has a new training partner to prepare him for Brian Ortega’s jiu-jitsu.

Alex Volkanovski gets a hand on jiu-jitsu lesson from Brian Ortega’s snake on season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 29).

Ortega (15-1) continued his prank war against opposite head coach Volkanovski (22-1) on Tuesday’s episode (recap here) of The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) reality competition series. “T-City” called up a friend of his to deliver large snakes to Volkanovski’s dressing room. Volk’s team was startled by the slithering serpents, but Australia’s UFC Featherweight champion played along with the gag.

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BLOCKBUSTER CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) International Fight Week returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 2, 2022, capped by a stacked card headlined by a blockbuster championship double header. In UFC 276’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, reigning Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, defends his crown against No. 2-ranked contender, Jared Cannonier. In the co-main event, Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, has his sights set on successfully defending his title once again against No. 1-seeded contender, Max Holloway, for the third (and likely final) time.

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Volkanovski vs. Ortega headlines UFC 266, taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sat., Sept. 25, 2021, via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV). The card also boasts a UFC women’s Bantamweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Lauren Murphy, plus the long-awaited return of Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler.

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