The UFC 266 had taken place in Las Vegas. The UFC 266 main card took place between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and former title challenger Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy, Robbie Lawler vs Nick Diaz, Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho, and Jessica Andrade vs Cynthia Calvillo. Keep reading this article for UFC 266 results, payouts, and review.
Today in this article we are going to discuss UFC 266 results, payouts, and reviews one by one. So, that you can go through a little easy way. So, without any further discussion let’s jump into the main process.
UFC 266 Results and Payouts
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega (Main Event)
Winner: Alexander Volkanovski
Alexander Volkanovski = $ 442000 ($50,000 for Fight of the Night bonus- $400,000 to show- $42,000 for fight week incentive pay).
Brian Ortega = $ 282000 ($32,000 for fightweek incentive pay – $250,000 to show).
Brian Ortega was defeated toAlexander Volkanovski with a unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-44) where Volkanovski picked Ortega apart all five rounds. From the on-set, Volkanovski controlled the fight but on the other hand in the third round, he saw him submitted by Ortega twice when it seemed it was out of control.
Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy
Winner: Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Shevchenko = $ 392000 ($42,000 for fighting week incentive pay-$350,000 to show).
Lauren Murphy = $ 132000 ($32,000 for fighting week incentive pay- $100,000 to show).
In round 4 Lauren Murphy was defeated to Valentina Shevchenkoby TKO (elbows) at 4:00. Shevchenko secured no. 1 position in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings. MMAFighting scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko, 30-27 Shevchenko overall. In round 2, the score of Shevchenko is 10-9 and 20-18 for Shevchenko. In round 3, the score is 10-9 for Shevchenko, 30-27 for Shevchenko.
Robbie Lawler vs Nick Diaz
Winner: Robbie Lawler
Robbie Lawler = $321000 ($100,000 for winning bonus-$200,000 to show-$21,000 for fight week incentive pay).
Nick Diaz = $516000 ($50,000 for fighting of the Night bonus- $500,000 to show-$16,000 for fight week incentive pay).
Diaz lands 5.43 strikes in each minute and Lawler’s 3.50. Then Lawler has earned 20 of his 28 wins via knockout for a rate of over 71 percent, on the flip side. On the other hand, Diaz has earned 13 of his 26 wins through knockout for an even rate of 50 percent.
Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Winner: Curtis Blaydes
Curtis Blaydes = $211000 ($11,000 for fighting week incentive pay -$100,000 win bonus- $100,000 to show)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik = $96000 ($6,000 for fighting week incentive pay-$90,000 to show).
In UFC 266, Curtis Blaydes punched on the face of Rozenstruik during their heavyweight fight. Blaydes was working his best in throwing feints and changing angles whereas, Rozenstruik failed to show any volume.
Jessica Andrade vs CynthiaCalvillo
Winner: Jessica Andrade
Jessica Andrade = $156000 (16,000 fight week incentive pay- $70,000 to show- $70,000 as winning bonus)
Cynthia Calvillo = $66,000 ($6,000 for fighting week incentive pay-$60,000 to show)
Both Straw weights have looked to capitalize and score quite a quick title shots through Shevchenko’s dominance. Andrade managed to find herself locked in the cage just after a single win of 125-pound on the other hand, Shevchenko turned her away swiftly.
In spite of splitting her pair of Flyweight bouts, Calvillo still managed to climb into the Top 5 and position herself to a potential Shevchenko showdown.
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