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UFC 266 Weighs In Results: Nick Diaz Makes 185.5lbs

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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