UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega Results

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UFC 266, Alex Volkanovski, Brian Ortega

UFC 266 went down on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski battered Brian Ortega to earn a comfortable unanimous decision victory. ‘T-City’ came close to pulling off the upset with a couple of submission attempts in the third round, but ‘The Great’ was able to escape on both occasions. The Aussie extends his winning streak in the UFC to ten with his latest win.

In the co-main event, flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko put on a flawless performance to successfully defend her title for the sixth time by finishing Lauren Murphy in the fourth round. Elsewhere on the UFC 266 main card, Robbie Lawler finished Nick Diaz in the third round after an entertaining back-and-forth battle, Curtis Blaydes beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik by unanimous decision and Jessica Andrade dispatched Cynthia Calvillo in the first round.

Results

Main Card

Alex Volkanovski defeats Brian Ortega via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 49-46)

Valentina Shevchenko defeats Lauren Murphy by fourth round TKO (4:00)

Robbie Lawler defeats Nick Diaz via third round TKO (referee stoppage) (0:44)

Curtis Blaydes defeats Jairzinho Rozenstruik via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)

Jessica Andrade  defeats Cynthia Calvillo via first round TKO (4:54)

Prelims

Merab Dvalishvili defeats Marlon Moraes via second round TKO (4:25)   

Dan Hooker defeats Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)      

Chris Daukaus defeats Shamil Abdurakhimov via second round TKO (1:23)            

Taila Santos defeats Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)

Early Prelims

Jalin Turner defeats Uros Medic via first round rear naked choke submission (4:01)

Nick Maximov defeats Cody Brundage via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Matthew Semelsberger defeats Martin Sano Jr via first round knockout (0:15)   

Jonathan Pearce defeats Omar Morales via second round rear naked choke submission (3:31)

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