UFC 290: Alexander Volkanovski’s Teammate Explains: UFC News: Alexander Volkanovski will be facing Yair Rodriguez in UFC 290. UFC 290 will feature…
UFC 290: Alexander Volkanovski’s Teammate Explains: UFC News: Alexander Volkanovski will be facing Yair Rodriguez in UFC 290. UFC 290 will feature the undisputed featherweight championship fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez on July 8. Follow UFC News Updates with InsideSport.IN.
According to a Fox Sports Australia report from last month, the UFC intended to use the Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez fight as the main event of the International Fight Week pay-per-view.
The promotion has officially announced that “Alexander the Great” and “El Pantera” will head the bill on July 8 after earlier reports indicated that the featherweight championship matchup was the favourite to headline the card.
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Alexander Volkanovski’s Teammate Explains Why Yair Rodriguez Reminds Them Of Tony Ferguson
Volkanovski will compete against Islam Makhachev for the lightweight championship at UFC 284, then go back up to the featherweight division. Volkanovski voiced a strong desire for a rematch instead of taking on Rodriguez after the closely contested loss.
Volkanovski, 34, is attempting to recover from a razor-thin decision loss to Islam Makhachev earlier this year, which prevented the Australian from winning the two-weight world championship.
Volkanovski and his opponent will headline the International Fight Week show in Las Vegas on July 8, UFC president Dana White said on Wednesday.
UFC 290: Alexander Volkanovski’s Teammate Explains Why Yair Rodriguez Reminds Them Of Tony Ferguson
If Volkanovski defeats Rodriguez’s challenge, the 34-year-old all-conquering titan has a wide range of possibilities. He has set his eyes on 155 pounds, but notable figures have also challenged him at bantamweight.
Alexander Volkanovski’s Teammates explain that Yair Rodriguez has always been aggressive with his submissions. He just leaves no room for his opponent to relax on the ground. They say Yair Rodriguez is very similar to Tony Ferguson in how he replaces close guards with strides.
A lot of thrilling contests in various weight classes are on the event’s undercard. Bo Nickal will compete against Tresean Gore in the middleweight class, and Sean Brady will compete against Jack Della Maddalena in the welterweight division. Another thrilling welterweight fight will have veteran Robbie Lawler taking on Niko Price.
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