Alexander Volkanovski is booked to defend his title against Brian Ortega. The fight will take place on March 27 at UFC 260.
The long-awaited Featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega finally got the official status.
According to reports, the fight will take place and probably co-headline the March 27 Pay-Per-View event, UFC 260. The scheduled event is evidently going to be the second PPV show of March, as UFC 259 is set to take place on March 6.
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight title has been booked for UFC 260 on March 27, per sources.
The hope is for the fight to serve as co-main for a card headlined by Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 for the HW title, tho, that fight isn’t finalized yet, sources say.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 16, 2021
According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the equally awaited fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will headline the event.
With the growth it experienced in 2020, it was anticipated that UFC will seek greater heights in 2021, and with the bookings, it has assigned for March month, it is certainly a step in that regard.
As of now, the two marquee shows contain an unprecedented 5 title fights.
- Jan Blachowicz Vs. Israel Adesanya
- Amanda Nunes Vs. Megan Anderson
- Petr Yan Vs. Aljamain Sterling
- Stipe Miocic Vs. Francis Ngannou
- Alexander Volkanovski Vs. Brian Ortega
Alexander Volkanovski Vs. Brian Ortega: Who Will Start As The Favourite?
It is a Featherweight bout and in the division, Alexander Volkanovski has over the years emerged as the undisputed king. The fighter is currently on a 19-match winning streak and out of those he has garnered 9 in the leading MMA promotion in the world.
The Great is undefeated in UFC and claimed the title in 2019 after convincingly defeating Max Holloway. He cemented his reign in the second encounter with Holloway and now awaits a new challenge in the form of Brian Ortega. Brian Ortega received the title shot after beating Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6.
When it comes to the overall win/loss record, the two leading men of the 145-pound weight class display similar merit, and both have competed 9 times in UFC, but if it is the concern of who will be favored by the odds, then Volkanovski may foresee an edge over T-City. Ortega’s registered defeat against Max Holloway may guide the oddsmakers to present Volkanvski as the betting favorite.
However, the pre-match odds remain of no value once the Octagon gets closed. After that, the fighter who makes better adjustments prevails eventually.
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