Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler came face-to-face at the UFC 266 pre-fight press conference staredowns, but it was Alex Volkanovski and Brian Ortega who had the really heated face-off.
UFC 266 takes place this weekend (Sept. 25, 2021) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV). The combatants for the following three fights: Alex Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy, and Diaz vs. Lawler, joined Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, for Thursday’s presser.
You can watch the Diaz vs. Lawler staredown above and continue below to see Volkanovski and Ortega jaw-jack, plus the Shevchenko-Murphy face-off.
No love lost between these two. @AlexVolkanovski takes on @BrianTCity Saturday.— UFC (@ufc) September 23, 2021
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The meets the .— UFC (@ufc) September 23, 2021
@BulletValentina vs @LaurenMurphyMMA
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Diaz and Lawler will run things back 17 years after their first fight. The Stockton native won their first fight via knockout at 1:31 of round two (watch full fight here), improving to 9-2 as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Lawler dropped to 8-2 as a result of the outcome; however, both men were destined for greater things.
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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