UFC President Dana White has added two blockbuster title fights to the UFC 266 pay-per-view. The featherweight title struggle between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will headline the cardboard. Valentina Shevchenko and Lauren Murphy will take the co-main occasion spot as ‘Bullet’ seems to defend her throne but once more.
Shevchenko final defended her title in opposition to Jessica Andrade at UFC 266, incomes a T/KO victory in her favor. Murphy, however, is presently driving a 5-fight successful streak within the flyweight division. She final earned a break up resolution in opposition to Joanne Calderwood at UFC 263.
‘Bullet’ is presently on a 7-fight successful streak. She has additionally completed 4 of her fights within the meantime. ‘Fortunate’ believes she possesses the mandatory skillsets to dethrone the flyweight queen. Solely time will inform if she is certainly able to doing that.
Aside from that, Volkanovski will defend his featherweight title in opposition to ‘T-Metropolis‘ in the primary occasion. The duo is presently teaching the TUFC season. One can anticipate a cracking struggle for the 145 lbs title within the headliner. Ortega might be making a bid for the title for the second time in his profession. He was defeated by Max Holloway in his earlier try.
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his split-decision victory over Max Holloway of their UFC featherweight championship struggle in the course of the UFC 251 occasion at Flash Discussion board on UFC Battle Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photograph by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Additionally, the pay-per-view will see the much-anticipated return of Nick Diaz to the Octagon. The Stockton native is about to tackle former foe Robbie Lawler in a rematch.
Can Lauren Murphy trigger an upset in opposition to Valentina Shevchenko?
Shevchenko is the true definition of a dominant champion. Many believed Jessica Andrade possessed the proper recipe to hassle ‘Bullet’. However the champion confirmed a brand new layer to her sport and utterly dominated Andrade, who herself is a former strawweight title holder.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 20: Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan poses on the dimensions in the course of the UFC 255 weigh-in at UFC APEX on November 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Shevchenko‘s skill to adapt in response to completely different opponents is one thing exceptional and makes her stand out from the remainder of the pack. Whether or not Murphy may cause an upset, stays to be seen. However ‘Fortunate‘ needs to be sharper than ever to take action.
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