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UFC 266 cold open video: ‘A legend returns’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today released the cold open for the upcoming UFC 266: “Volkanovski vs. Ortega” pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for this Sat. night (Sept. 25, 2021) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined by the featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski (c) and Brian Ortega.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Phoenix, Ariz., on Sat., May 7, 2022, with a blockbuster championship doubleheader. Headlining the pay-per-view (PPV) event will be Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, seeking to defend his title against No. 1-ranked contender, Justin Gaethje. In UFC 274’s co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, looks to avenge her loss against No. 2-seeded, Carla Esparza. And top-ranked Lightweight contenders collide when Michael Chandler (No. 5) locks horns with Tony Ferguson (No. 7) in a fan-friendly 155-pound clash for the ages.

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In the women’s flyweight championship co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko looks to continue her winning ways opposite “Lucky” 125-pound contender Lauren Murphy. In addition, welterweight “legend” Nick Diaz makes his Octagon return in a middleweight rematch opposite longtime rival “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler.

Actor Ron Perlman is here to tell you all about it in the “cold open” video above. 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 at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPNN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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