Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski will take on Brian “T-City” Ortega in the UFC Featherweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 266 card.

In this post, we will break down Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Alexander Volkanovski is coming in with a 22-1-0 record. Volkanovski will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Max Holloway at UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal in July.

Ortega, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Chan Sung Jung on July 11, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie and holds a 15-1-0 (1 NC) record.

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega
33
Age
30
5′ 6″
Height
5′ 8″
145 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
71″
Reach
69″
22-1-0
Record
15-1-0 (1 NC)
Orthodox
Stance
Switch

Alexander Volkanovski has an orthodox fighting stance with a 71″ reach. The 30-year-old, Brian Ortega is an switch fighter with a 69″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Alexander Volkanovski:
→ Volkanovski’s striking accuracy is 55%.
→ Volkanovski lands 6.02 significant strikes per minute.
→ Volkanovski’s takedown accuracy is 34%.
→ Volkanovski’s takedown average is 2.09 per 15 minutes.
→ Volkanovski’s takedown defense is 72%.

Volkanovski comes in with 55% striking accuracy, typically landing about 6.02 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Ortega fires at 38% accuracy, landing about 4.29 significant strikes per minute. Alexander Volkanovski also has a 34% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.09 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Ortega’s 0.80 takedowns and 56% takedown accuracy.

Brian Ortega:
→ Ortega’s striking accuracy is 38%.
→ Ortega lands 4.29 significant strikes per minute.
→ Ortega’s takedown accuracy is 21%.
→ Ortega’s takedown average is 0.80 per 15 minutes.
→ Ortega’s takedown defense is 56%.

Brian spent on average 12:35 minutes in the Octagon and Alexander has an average fight time of 15:09 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 266 is live in , who do you think will win, Alexander or Brian? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Date
September 4, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega

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