UFC 266: Latest News, Fight Card, Where to Watch
UFC 266 is almost upon us as fans await the highly anticipated featherweight title clash. In the event headliner, the current UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, will defend his title against the #2 featherweight contender, Brian Ortega.
UFC 266 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA, on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The entire UFC 266 fight card is filled with several intriguing match-ups.
UFC 266: Main Event
Initially, a light heavyweight title clash between the current champ, Jan Blachowicz, and the #1 light heavyweight contender, Glover Teixeira, was going to headline this event. However, this UFC light heavyweight title clash got postponed to take place at UFC 267.
Now, as aforementioned, a featherweight title clash between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will headline UFC 266. The current champion, Volkanovski, is on a 19-fight win streak. Meanwhile, Ortega is 1-1 in his last two fights. 'The Great' Volkanovski will aim to prolong his win streak, while Ortega will do everything he can to become the champion.
UFC 266: Main Card
|Featherweight||Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega|
|Women's Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy|
|Welterweight||Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler|
|Heavyweight||Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik|
|Women's Flyweight||Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo|
An exciting women's flyweight bout between Jessica Andrade and Cynthia Calvillo will kick off the main card. Andrade is coming off a loss from her UFC women's flyweight title clash against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261. Meanwhile, Calvillo also suffered a loss in her last fight against Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 255. Both fighters will aim to make a swift return to the win column.
Besides the main event, the co-main event will feature another title clash between the UFC women's flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko, and the #3 contender, Lauren Murphy. The 'Bullet' is on a 7-fight win streak, while Murphy is on a 5-fight win streak. Both fighters will aim to prolong their runs.
Meanwhile, UFC fans can also look up to the highly anticipated rematch between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler. The pair first clashed seventeen years ago at UFC 47, where Diaz emerged victorious via a second-round KO.
UFC 266: Preliminary Card
|Bantamweight||Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili|
|Lightweight||Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast|
|Heavyweight||Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus|
A heavyweight clash between Shamil Abdurakhimov and Chris Daukaus will kick off the main card. Abdurakhimov is coming off a loss in his last fight against Curtis Blaydes at UFC 242. Meanwhile, Daukaus is undefeated (3-0) in UFC. Daukaus will aim to remain undefeated in the UFC, while Abdurakhimov will aim to get back to winning ways.
Fans can also look up to the interesting lightweight clash between Dan Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast. Hooker, on a two-fight losing streak, will aim to make a swift comeback to the win column against Haqparast, who is on a two-fight win streak.
UFC 266: Early Preliminary Card
|Women's Flyweight||Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva|
|Middleweight||Karl Roberson vs. Nick Maximov|
|Welterweight||Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano|
A welterweight clash between rising prospects Matthew Semelsberger and Martin Sano will kick off the UFC 266 event as it will be the first fight of the early preliminary card.
Meanwhile, fans can look up to other rising prospects, such as Karl Roberson, who will clash in a middleweight bout against Nick Maximov, and Manon Fiorot, who will clash in a women's flyweight bout against Mayra Bueno Silva.
Tickets for UFC 266
As already mentioned above, UFC 266 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA. Viewers who wish to see the action live from the arena can buy tickets from the official UFC website.
Where to watch UFC 266?
In the USA and Canada, viewers can watch the event live on the ESPN TV channel and ESPN+. The ESPN + subscription will cost $5.99 per month, and an annual subscription will cost $59.99. Canadian viewers can also watch the preliminary card on TSN.
UK viewers can watch UFC 266 live on BT Sport 1 TV channel and BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers. Meanwhile, UFC 266 will air in India on Sony Ten 1/2 (English) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi). Indian viewers can also watch the event live on the Sony LIV app or website with a premium subscription.
Viewers around the globe can watch the event live on the UFC Fight Pass website. The monthly subscription for the UFC Fight Pass is $9.99, and the annual subscription is $95.99.
Date and timings for UFC 266?
In the United States and Canada, UFC 266 will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The event will begin at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT as the early prelims start at that time. Meanwhile, the prelims will begin at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, and the main card will begin somewhere around 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT.
In the United Kingdom, the preliminary card will commence at 1 am BST on Sunday, September 26, 2021. UK viewers can expect the main card to begin around 3 am BST.
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The preliminary card will kick off at 5:30 am IST on Sunday, September 26, 2021, in India. Indian viewers can expect the main card to begin around 7:30 am IST.
|United States||Early Prelims: 6 pm ET,|
Preliminary Card: 8 pm ET,
Main Card: 10 pm ET,
Saturday, 25 September 2021
|United Kingdom||Early Prelims: 11 pm BST (Sat, 25 September),|
Preliminary Card: 1 am BST (Sun, 26 September),
Main Card: 3 am BST (Sun, 26 September)
|Canada||Early Prelims: 3 pm PT,|
Preliminary Card: 5 pm PT,
Main Card: 7 pm PT,
Saturday, 25 September 2021
|India||Early Prelims: 3:30 am IST|
Preliminary Card: 5:30 am IST
Main Card: 7:30 am IST
Sunday, 26 September 2021
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