Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will stage its final pre-fight press conference this evening (Thurs., Sept. 23, 2021) to promote its pay-per-view (PPV) event this weekend (Sat., Sept. 25, 2021), UFC 266, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET in the video player above.
And it should be interesting, if not a total circus. Unless, of course, UFC President, Dana White, was once again forced to pony up some extra public speaking cash.
Anyway, the full list of UFC 266 press conference participants includes:
- Dana White
- Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski
- No. 2-ranked Featherweight contender, Brian Ortega
- Women’s Flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko
- No. 3-ranked women’s Flyweight contender, Lauren Murphy
- MMA “super star,” Nick Diaz
- Former Welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler
UFC 266, which will take place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a championship double-dip at the helm, with Volkanovski defending his 145-pound title against Ortega and Shevchenko going for her sixth consecutive title defense at the expense of the seriously over-matched Murphy. And, of course, Diaz returns to action after a 6.5-year absence to rematch Lawler.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 266 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPNEWS/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
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