UFC 266 - Diaz and Shevchenko Bouts



The company is bringing UFC 266 to Las Vegas. The promotion last hosted a pay-per-view event in early August, highlighted by a landmark event in which Ciryl Gabe beat Derek Lewis to win the Interim Heavyweight Championship in Houston. More than a month and a half later, Dana White and the company have been trying to make a big comeback, including two title fights and a return card for Nick Diaz.


In this UFC match, the coaches of the 2021 season of "The Ultimate Fighter" will clash as featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defended his title against Brian Ortega.

The Australian champion, who is entering the night with a 22-1 record, rectified things after deviating from the positive Covid 19 test track of the first match between Volkanowski and Ortega scheduled for UFC 260 in March.


Women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will face No.3 Lauren Murphy, who has finally won the title shot after winning each of her last five fights. Shevchenko, the No. 2 fighter in the UFC's women's pound for pound rankings, has been wreckng shop since becoming the women's flyweight champion.

She won 10 of her first 12 fights at the UFC, losing just two of them to current UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes, who won the UFC Women's pound for pound lead.


In the middle of the card, fans will finally see the return of Nick Diaz, who will be heading to the octagon as a fighter for the first time since competing against Anderson Silva in the UFC 183 main event in 2015.


About seven years after his last appearance in the cage, Diaz will meet a man who fought hard back in the day as well : Robbie Lawler.

Lawler, the former UFC welterweight champion - has not had the same threat since losing the title more than five years ago. He has only one win since losing the belt to Tyrone Woodley at UFC 201 in July 2016, and entered UFC 266 with a four fight loss streak.



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