UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas with a blockbuster double title fight.
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (34-Australia) will take on interim champion Yair Rodriguez (30-Mexico) for the unified title, while two-time UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno (29-Mexico) defends his belt against longtime rival Alexandre Pantoja (33-Brazil).
UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez takes place on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET. The undercard starts at 9 p.m. and the Fight Pass undercard begins at 7 p.m. “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is the featured bout. Chansung Jung has recently been pushing for a fight with Max Holloway. If he defeats Holloway, he could potentially face the winner of the title fight.
Pound-for-pound (P4P) No. 2 Volkanovski (25-2) returns to the featherweight division to defend his title for the fifth time. A well-rounded fighter who is both a grappler and a striker, Volkanovski is coming off stunning wins over Max Holloway (3), Brian Ortega, and Jose Aldo. Now Volkanovski will look to prove he is the undisputed champion by finishing Rodriguez.
Rodriguez (16-3-1) was crowned interim featherweight champion in February with a stunning submission victory over Josh Emmett. A dynamic finisher, Rodriguez has memorable finishes over Brian Ortega, Chan Sung Jung, and B.J. Penn. Rodriguez will now look to defeat Volkanovski and cement his place atop the featherweight division.메이저놀이터
Moreno (21-2, 6-0) will look to defend his newly earned championship belt with his first career win over Pantoja. Moreno has notable wins over Davidson Figueiredo (twice), Kai Cara-France (twice), and Brandon Roybal. Moreno will look to defend his title with an impressive finish of Pantoja.
Pantoja (25-5) is looking to fulfill his dream of becoming a UFC champion with another win over Moreno. He has one win over Moreno in UFC and one in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) unofficial bouts, as well as wins over Alex Perez, Brandon Roybal, and Matt Schnell. Pantoja will now look to silence Moreno and become a champion for the first time.