Alexander Volkanovski returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 266 to face Brian Ortega. The event took place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Volkanovski vs. Ortega featured 13 bouts, some were more fun to watch than others.
UFC 266 was headlined by a scrap between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, with Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Chris Daukaus went to war against Shamil Abdurakhimov. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 266. View the full results for ‘Volkanovski vs. Ortega’-led fight card below.
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
|September 25, 2021|
|Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega|
|Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy|
UFC 266 was live 354 days ago and was the 577th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 266
Below is the 13-fight order and UFC 266 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Alexander Volkanovski defeated Brian Ortega via Decision (Unanimous) (Round 5 / 5:00)
- Valentina Shevchenko defeated Lauren Murphy by TKO (Elbows and Punches) (Round 4 / 4:00)
- Robbie Lawler defeated Nick Diaz via TKO (Retirement) (Round 3 / 0:44)
- Curtis Blaydes defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Jessica Andrade defeated Cynthia Calvillo by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:54)
- Merab Dvalishvili defeated Marlon Moraes by TKO (Punches) (Round 2 / 4:25)
- Dan Hooker defeated Nasrat Haqparast by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Chris Daukaus defeated Shamil Abdurakhimov by TKO (Punches and Elbows) (Round 2 / 1:23)
- Taila Santos defeated Roxanne Modafferi by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Jalin Turner defeated Uros Medic by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1 / 4:01)
- Nick Maximov defeated Cody Brundage by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Matthew Semelsberger defeated Martin Sano by KO (Punch) (Round 1 / 0:15)
- Jonathan Pearce defeated Omar Morales by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 2 / 3:31)
UFC 266 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event. Be sure to check out UFC 266 payouts and bonuses.
Jonathan Pearce vs. Omar Morales
The UFC 266 started with Jonathan Pearce taking on Omar Morales. Jonathan Pearce defeated Omar Morales in Round 2 at 3:31 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).
Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano
The second fight at UFC 266 was Martin Sano vs. Matthew Semelsberger. Matthew Semelsberger won in Round 1 at 0:15 by KO (Punch).
Nick Maximov vs. Cody Brundage
The following fight was between Cody Brundage and Nick Maximov. Nick Maximov beat Cody Brundage by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Jalin Turner vs. Uros Medic
In the fourth bout, Jalin Turner defeated Uros Medic by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:01 of Round 1.
Taila Santos vs. Roxanne Modafferi
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Taila Santos defeating Roxanne Modafferi by Decision (Unanimous).
Chris Daukaus vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
In the sixth fight of the night, Shamil Abdurakhimov lost to Chris Daukaus at 1:23 of Round 2.
Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Dan Hooker got the better of Nasrat Haqparast and won by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Marlon Moraes
The eighth bout was between Marlon Moraes and Merab Dvalishvili. Merab Dvalishvili beat Marlon Moraes by TKO (Punches) at 4:25 of Round 2.
Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo
The ninth fight at UFC 266 was Cynthia Calvillo vs. Jessica Andrade. Jessica Andrade won in Round 1 at 4:54 by TKO (Punches).
Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
In the tenth bout, Curtis Blaydes battled Jairzinho Rozenstruik and took the win by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz
Right before the co-main event, Robbie Lawler prevailed over Nick Diaz. Robbie Lawler won by TKO (Retirement) at 0:44 of Round 3.
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy
In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defeated Lauren Murphy via TKO (Elbows and Punches) at 4:00 of Round 4; Keith Peterson was the third man in the cage.
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega
In the main event, referee Herb Dean called an end to the bout at 5:00 of Round 5. Alexander Volkanovski defeated Brian Ortega by Decision (Unanimous).
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