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UFC 266 poster drops for ‘Volkanovski vs Ortega’ featuring return of Nick Diaz

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski will (finally) defend his 145-pound strap against No. 2-ranked division contender Brian Ortega in the upcoming UFC 266 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 25, 2021 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Now they have an official poster.

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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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In UFC 266’s co-main event, also scheduled for five championship rounds, defending women’s flyweight titleholder Valentina Shevchenko will put her gold up for grabs against grizzled No. 3 contender Lauren Murphy, winner of five straight.

That’s not all.

Long-time welterweight fan favorite Nick Diaz makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon after more than six years away from combat sports. Diaz takes on former 170-pound champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, a rematch from their UFC 47 showdown all the way back in 2004, which the Stockton striker won by second-round knockout.

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