UFC 266 Weigh Ins: Main Card Results
Main Event – (c) Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega
Alexander Volkanovski (144.5lbs) / Brian Ortega (144.0 lbs) (Featherweight)
- Both fighters were coaches of the 2021 season of The Ultimate Fighter.
- Volkanovski currently on a 19 fight win streak (9 in the UFC)
- Both have fought Max Holloway for the belt previously.
- Ortega is coming off a dominant win vs The Korean Zombie.
Co-main – (c) Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy
Valentina Shevchenko (124lbs) / Lauren Murphy (125lbs) (Flyweight)
- This will be Shevchenko’s 6th title defense, previously beating Jessica Andrade at UFC 261
- This will be Murphy’s first title fight
- Murphy is the biggest underdog on the card (8/1 or +800)
Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler
Nick Diaz (185.5lbs) / Robbie Lawler (184) (Middleweight)
- Rematch after 17 years.
- This fight was previously arranged for welterweight (170lbs) and moved to Middleweight (185lbs)
- Diaz still looks as if he could never make welterweight.
- Diaz won the first bout by TKO in R2.
Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Curtis Blaydes (261lbs) / Jairzinho Rozenstruik (257lbs) (Heavyweight)
- Blaydes coming off a KO loss against Derrick Lewis.
- Rozenstruik coming off a RD 1 KO over Augusto Sakai.
- Third fight this year for Rozenstruik.
Jessica Andrade vs Cynthia Calvillo
Jessica Andrade (126lbs) / Cynthia Calvillo (126lbs) (Flyweight)
- Andrade’s first fight since loss to Shevchenko
- Andrade is ranked #2 and Calvillo is #6
- Andrade is 1-3 in her last 4.
UFC 266 Weigh Ins: Prelim Results
Marlon Moreas (135.5lbs) / Merab Dvalishvili (135.5lbs) (Bamtamweight)
Dan Hooker (155.5lbs) / Nasrat Haqparast (154.5lbs) (Lightweight)*
Shamil Abdurakhimov (258lbs) / Chris Daukaus (231lbs) (Heavyweight)
Roxanne Modafferi (125.5lbs) / Taila Santos (125lbs) (Womens Flyweight)
*Dan Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast both made weight despite Visa issues, landing in Vegas one day before the weigh ins.
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