The main event of UFC 266’s fight card will feature the UFC Featherweight champion and number 4th ranked pound-for-pound fighter, Alexander Volkanovski defending his title against the number 2nd ranked UFC Featherweight fighter, Brian Ortega. Here is the Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Fight Preview
Alexander Volkanovski is one of the most dominant UFC fighters of all time. He made his debut against Yusuke Kasuya on UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Brunson in November 2016 and he has been undefeated in UFC since then.
Volkanovski holds a professional record of 22-1 and a perfect record of 9-0 inside UFC. He has defeated some of the biggest names in the Featherweight division such as Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Max Holloway, and many others.
Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway via unanimous decision at UFC 245 and won the Featherweight championship. After that, he defended his title again defeating Holloway at UFC 251 via a controversial split decision.
This is going to be Volkanovski’s second title defense and he is coming into this fight with a nineteen fights win streak.
Brian Ortega on the other hand is also one of the big names of the UFC Featherweight division, he made his debut against Mike De La Torre at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown. He also defeated some of the biggest names in the division such as Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar, Clay Guida, and many others.
He holds a record of 7-1-1 inside UFC and Ortega’s only loss came against Max Holloway at UFC 231. Ortega is coming into this fight with a win against Chan Sung Jung in his last fight on UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie.
Ortega is an elite Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and he will look forward to wrapping the UFC gold around his waist, with a win against Volkanovski at the main event of UFC 266.
UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Prediction
The UFC Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski is the crowd favorite entering into this fight with odds of -155 in his favor against Brian Ortega who’ll be coming into this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +135 in his favor.
This Featherweight contest is one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year and both of these TUF coaches will look forward to leaving the Octagon with UFC gold around their waist.
Predicted Result: Alexander Volkanovski def Brian Ortega