Sep 25 2021
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

UFC 266
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
22-1-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

15-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Featherweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
30
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Full record

SD 5UD 5UD 3KO 2UD 3
Form
UD 5KO 4KO 1SUB 2
22
Wins
15
11
By KO
3
50
KO%
20
3
By Sub
7
14
SUB%
47
1
Losses
1
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
23
Bouts
17
57
Rounds
47
4 hours, 10 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 31 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

-
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega preview

When is Volkanovski vs Ortega?

Alexander Volkanovski is set to square off against Brian Ortega, as the main event of UFC 266, on Saturday 25th September 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

This contest is for the UFC featherweight championship.

Volkanovski vs Ortega stats

Alexander Volkanovski steps into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Brian Ortega will make his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggest Volkanovski has a large advantage in power over Ortega, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Ortega's 20%.

Alexander Volkanovski is the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Ortega has a height advantage of 2 inches over Volkanovski. Despite this, he has 3-inch reach advantage.

Volkanovski is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year later than Ortega, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 10 more professional rounds, 57 to Ortega's 47.

Volkanovski vs Ortega form

Volkanovski has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Max Holloway at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Max Holloway at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Aldo at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had won against Chad Mendes at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.

He had beat Shane Young at UFC Fight Night 121 on 18th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Activity check

Volkanovski's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Ortega's last 4 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

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