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

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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.

In The UFC 266 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.

Longtime 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.

For the rest of The UFC 266 fight card and PPV lineup click here.

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