Join us Saturday night, September 25th, 2021, for a LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast in the player above of the UFC 266 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions, which will begin at 10PM ET, around the start of the Featured Prelim bout between Marlon Moraes and Merab Dvalishvili, OR at the start of the Main Card opener between Jéssica ‘Bate Estaca’ Andrade and Cynthia Calvillo. The event is being broadcast by ESPN+ from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Throughout the telecast, our host, Matt Ryan & new co-host, Brendan Sokler, (plus Producer, Shakiel Mahjouri) will bring you every single important bit of violence! Please join us and be sure to subscribe to Combat Culture on YouTube.
The UFC showcases the battle for the UFC Featherweight Championship in the main event, between current Champ, Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski, who is currently on an impressive 19-fight win streak, sporting a phenomenal 22-1 fight record and the returning contender, Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega, who has not stepped inside the Octagon since October of last year, but is still coming at this ranked #2.
Meanwhile, the co-main event features our second title fight tonight, this one will be for the UFC Flyweight Championship between current Champ, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko, who is on a seven-fight win streak and the contender, #2 ranked, Lauren ‘Lucky’ Murphy, who is on her own five-fight win streak.
Also on the card, we have a highly-anticipated Welterweight rematch between ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler, who is on a four-fight losing skid and the returning Nick Diaz who has not fought professionally since January, 2015, when he had a no contest bout against Anderson Silva at UFC 183. Lawler first fought Diaz waaayyy back at UFC 47, which ended in a Diaz victory – via Punches in the second round. We also have a Heavyweight brawl between Curtis ‘Razor’ Blaydes and Jairzinho ‘Bigi Boi’ Rozenstruik, as well as an exciting showdown between Flyweights Jéssica ‘Bate Estaca’* Andrade and Cynthia Calvillo in our main card opener.
*’Bate Estaca’ translates from Portuguese to ‘Pile Driver’
Our featured prelim bout will be between BantamWeights Marlon Moraes and Merab Dvalishvili and is expected not to disappoint, as part of our extensive eight-bout undercard. What a wild night full of fights we have to share with you!
Here’s a look at the fight card & current fight records —
UFC 266: ‘ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI VS BRIAN ORTEGA’
ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD
13. 145lbs, UFC Featherweight Championship – 5 Rds: Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) vs. Brian Ortega (15-1)
12. 125lbs, UFC Flyweight Championship – 5 Rds: Valentina Shevchenko (21-3) vs. Lauren Murphy (15-4)
11. 185lbs, Robbie Lawler (28-15) vs. Nick Diaz (26-9)
10. 265lbs, Curtis Blaydes (14-3) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-2)
9. 125lbs, Jéssica Andrade (21-9) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (9-2)
Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 266 fight card right HERE, starting with the ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims at 6PM/3PM ETPT, and the ESPN+/ESPN Prelims at 8PM/5PM ETPT, with our Main ESPN+ PPV Card start time at around 10PM/7PM ETPT.
For the AUDIO version of this stream, visit our Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud channel, RIGHT HERE SUNDAY, SEP. 26th:
Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we will have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card:
8. 135lbs, Marlon Moraes (23-8) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (13-4)
7. 155lbs, Dan Hooker (20-10) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (13-3)
6. 265lbs, Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-5) vs. Chris Daukaus (11-3)
5. 125lbs, Roxanne Modafferi (25-18) vs. Taila Santos (17-1)
4. 155lbs, Uros Medic (7-0) vs. Jalin Turner (10-5)
3. 185lbs, Nick Maximov (6-0) vs. Cody Brundage (6-1)
2. 170lbs, Matthew Semelsberger (8-3) vs. Martin Sano (4-2)
1. 145lbs, Jonathan Pearce (10-4) vs. Omar Morales (11-1)
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After the fights, join us for the 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW, for hot takes, possible next fights, results, and reactions to the overall event with your Bloody Elbow hosts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado. Find this in-depth analysis to the UFC 266 event on our BE Presents YouTube and SoundCloud channels. The Post-Fight Show link will be updated live RIGHT HERE after the fights are all wrapped up…
Check out The 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW right here after UFC 266:
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