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Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021

UFC 266 to Feature Two Title Fights

Volkanovski and Holloway (right) (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

UFC 266 will feature a rematch between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler, and the September 25 card will also include two title fights.

The upcoming event will see featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski take on Brian Ortega, and bantamweight champ Valentina Shevchenko face Lauren Murphy.

The match-ups were reported by ESPN, the UFC’s broadcasting partner.

Volkanovski (22-1) hasn’t fought since July, 2020, when he recorded a split decision win over former champ, Max Holloway.

Ortega (15-1) competed in October and outscored Chan Sung Jung for the decision win.

Shevchenko (21-3), meanwhile, competed this past April and stopped Jessica Andrade in round two.

Murphy (15-4) fought just last month, and recorded a split decision win over Joanne Calderwood.

UFC 266 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 10:28 am
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