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UFC 266 is scheduled to take place this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. For the main event Brian Ortega will be Fighting against Alexander Volkanovski.
Other Main card fights include:
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy
- Nick Diaz vs. vs. Robbie Lawler
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jéssica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Alexander Volkanovski (22-1-0) will be fighting against Brian Ortega (15-1-0) in the Featherweight division. They were due to fight in March at UFC 260 but the match was postponed due to Covid.
Volkanovski is the current UFC Featherweight champion. Before signing with the UFCVolkanovski was a former Australian Fighting Champion and had championships in other MMA contests including Cage Contest, Pacific Xtreme. Ortega was a one time champion of the of the Resurrection Fighting Alliance. While Ortega has fewer wins and championship titles than Volkanovski, he’ll certainly put up a fight.
Parimatch’s UFC odds has predicted a win for Volkanovski
- Alexander Volkanovski 8/15
- Brian Ortega Win 6/4
Shevchenko vs. Murphy
Valentina Shevchenko (21-3-0) will be fighting against Lauren Murphy (15-4-0) in the Women’s Flyweight division.
Shevchenko is currently number #1 in the women’s Flyweight rankings, whereas Murphy follows at number 4. Shevchenko defended her championship against challenger Jessica Andrade earlier in the year. Outside of the UFC, Shevchenko has been a world champion at Kickboxing and Muay Thai. Before signing with the UFC, Murphy was a Gold medallist in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and was an experienced cage fighter in Alaska. Despite Murphy being on a winning streak, she is certainly the underdog compared to Shevchenko.
Parimatch has predicted a win for Shevchenko
- Valentina Shevchenko Win 1/14
- Lauren Murphy Win 7/1
Diaz vs. Lawler
Nick Diaz (26-9-0) will be fighting against Robbie Lawler (28-15-0) in the Welterweight division.
Both fighters could do with a comeback. Lawler has been on a losing streak with his last win was in 2017 against David Cerrone. Diaz has returned after a career hiatus, with his last win taking place nearly a decade ago in 2011 against B.J. Penn.
Parimatch’s odds suggest both fighters are evenly match
- Nick Diaz Win 10/11
- Robbie Lawler Win 10/11
Blaydes vs. Rozenstruik
Curtis Blaydes (14-3-0) will be fighting against Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-2-0) in the Heavyweight division.
Blaydes is currently ranked 4 in UFC’s Heavyweight Division, with Rozenstruik closely following in 6th position.
Blaydes could do with a comeback, after losing in the Second round to a knockout from Derrick Lewis earlier in the year.
Parimatch has predicted a win for Blaydes
- Curtis Blaydes Win 1/3
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik Win 9/4
Andrade VS Calvillo
Jessica Andrade (29-9-0) will be fighting against Cynthia Calvillo (9-2-1) in the Women’s Flyweight division.
Jessica Andrade is ranked number 2 in the Women’s Flyweight division and was formerly the champion. Calvillo follows close behind Amdrade in 5th position.
Both fighters are coming off a loss, but Andrade’s higher knockout ratio and more wins makes her the favorite.
Parimatch has predicted a win for Andrade
- Jessica Andrade Win 4/11
- Cynthia Calvillo Win 11/5
These odds are correct at the time of writing, to view the latest UFC odds visit: https://www.parimatch.co.uk/en-gb/sports/1327866
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