UFC 266 RESULTS
Alexander Volkanovski wins one of the high-quality featherweight title fights in UFC 266 RESULTS history.
Going into their UFC 266 primary match clash, Alexander Volkanovski made it clear he did not like Brian Ortega after their teaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter.
Volkanovski’s disdain and Ortega’s slick submissions blended with each guys offering the coronary heart of champions made it one of the high-quality fights in featherweight history. But there had to be a winner, and it used to be Volkanovski,
who gained with the aid of unanimous selection (50-44, 50-45, 49-46) to maintain the 145-pound championship from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. DAZN News had the combat scored 48-47 for Volkanovski.
“I’m a regular human being. Just tough work acquired me to the place I am,” Volkanovski stated in his post-fight interview. “Sky’s the restriction for any of you. All them doubters, I’m going to preserve proving you incorrect time and time again.”
After a back-and-forth opening two rounds, the 0.33 ended up being one of the biggest rounds in UFC history.
Ortega dropped Volkanovski with a glancing blow. Then, the two-time featherweight title challenger jumped on Volkanovski and snatched in a installed guillotine.
Ortega squeezed as challenging as he ought to and regarded to be moments away from a submission victory and prevailing UFC gold for the first time. But Volkanovski slipped out. It would not be the final time the champion used to be in a compromising position.
Volkanovski unloaded a sequence of vicious floor and pound punches. Amid the chaos, Ortega threw his legs up and snatched in a triangle choke. Again, it seemed Volkanovski would faucet out. However, “The Great” confirmed intellectual longevity and by some means escaped from the jaws of defeat.
From there, it used to be all Volkanovski as he blasted with a sequence of pictures in the closing moments of the round. The crowd roared when each guy made their way returned to their respective corners.
Ortega seemed to be spent coming into the fourth round. However, he had a little greater in the tank as in the early phase of the stanza, he tried to lock in any other guillotine choke, however, Volkanovski wasn’t in any risk this time. Volkanovski made it returned to his ft and beat on Ortega for the rest of the round.
In the fifth and ultimate round, Ortega dug down deep and left each single drop of electricity he had left internal the octagon.
Volkanovski was once firing with pictures of his personal to live to tell the tale the remaining barrage and hold the belt for the 2nd time and lengthen his typical triumphing streak to 20. The crowd gave a standing ovation to Volkanovski and Ortega for their warrior spirit in the 25-minute affair.
“He’s good,” Volkanovski stated about Ortega. “I notion I was once in his head, and then he got here again even stronger. I experience like a fool announcing some of the matters I did purpose he proved himself.”
Here is what took place at UFC 266.