UFC 266 goes down this weekend inside T-Mobile Arena on September 25 in Nevada, Las Vegas. The hugely anticipated PPV event will feature two title fights as Alexander Volkanovski takes on T-City Brian Ortega for the UFC’s featherweight championship. Volkanovski enters the Octagon for his second title defense and is coming off back-to-back wins over featherweight great Max Holloway.
On the same card, Valentina Shevchenko returns to the cage against Lauren Murphy in the co-main event. Shevchenko is coming off an incredible stoppage win over Jessica Andrade and will look to continue her dominant run in the division.
It won’t be wrong to say that the UFC 266 PPV has Nick Diaz written all over it. The Stockton Slugger will make his UFC return after almost six years away from the cage. Diaz last fought Anderson Silva back at UFC 183. Diaz returns against the former welterweight champion, Ruthless Robbie Lawler in a rematch after over 17 years since they first fought. Interestingly enough, it will be exactly 209 weeks since both Diaz and Lawler shared the UFC Octagon together.
Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 will be a five-round featured bout. Other great fights on the main card include Curtis Blaydes vs Jaizinho Rozenstruik in what is a wrestler vs striker contest in the explosive heavyweight division. Jessica Andrade will kick off the main card as she takes on Cynthia Calvillo in her UFC return.
What time is Diaz vs Lawler?
You can enjoy UFC 266 in the US by ordering the PPV on ESPN+ if they are already an ESPN+ subscriber. Otherwise, you will have to subscribe to ESPN+ to order the PPV.
UK: 1 am (3 am main-card) overnight on Saturday 25 September.
USA: The UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega main card pay-per-view launches at 10 p.m. ET/3 a.m. BST.
Australia: The main card of UFC 266 starts Sept 26, 12 noon AEST for fight fans in Australia. The prelims start Sept 26, 10 a.m.
India: Just like the Australian fans, it’s an early watch for Indian fans who can witness the UFC 266 main-card at 7:30 am on September 26.
UFC 266: Preliminary card marks the return of Marlon Moraes and Dan Hooker
UFC 266 is filled with exciting fights from top to bottom. If the addition of Nick Diaz, Valentina Shevchenko, Jessica Andrade was not enough on the main card, the preliminary card also boasts some equally mouther watering clashes.
After much trouble, both Dan Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast are finally in Las Vegas and will compete this weekend in the co-main event of the preliminary card. Headlining the prelims will be former bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes, who will go head to head against surging Merab Dvalishvili.
Here’s the complete UFC 266 Prelim Fight Card
- Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili
- Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos
- Uros Medic vs. Jalin Turner
- Cody Brundage vs. Nick Maximov
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano
- Jonathan Pearce vs. Omar Morales