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UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez – Fight Card, Schedule, Date, Time, and Everything You Need to Know



UFC 290 Volkanovski vs Rodriguez – Fight Card, Schedule, Date, Time, and Everything You Need to Know

With UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez, which features a championship double-header and a title eliminator as its main event, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to its home base in Las Vegas this weekend to close out International Fight Week 2023 – UFC X.

In the main fight, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will face interim champion Yair Rodriguez, while the co-main event features flyweight champion Brandon Moreno defending his belt against longtime rival Alexandre Pantoja.

Additionally, in a feature fight that will serve as a good warm-up for the main event, former UFC middleweight champion and current No. 2 ranked contender Robert Whittaker squares off against No. 5 Dricus Du Plessis in a fascinating contest that could have title implications.

The main card also features a thrilling lightweight bout between No. 10 ranked Jalin Turner and No. 11 ranked Dan Hooker, with Dana White’s Contender Series signee Bo Nickal looking to maintain his perfect record against The Ultimate Fighter veteran Tresean Gore in the middleweight main card opener.

A fight between former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Niko Price will cap off the preliminary card, which also includes matches between Jack Della Maddalena, Josiah Harrell, Yazmin Jauregui, Denise Gomes, Jimmy Crute, and Alonzo Menifield.

Tatsuro Taira, Edgar Chairez, Vitor Petrino, Marcin Prachnio, Cameron Saaiman, Terrence Mitchell, Shannon Ross, Jesus Santos Aguilar, Kamuela Kirk, and Esteban Ribovics, among others, will square off in the Octagon on the early preliminary card.

The following information about UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez includes the date, time, fight card, venue, and telecast details of the event in India.

When and where will UFC 290 be held?

The event is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 8. The tournament will begin early on Sunday, July 9, due to the time difference in India.

When do the early preliminary and preliminary card for UFC 290 begin?

The early preliminary card starts at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT / 10 PM GMT (Saturday, July 8) | 3:30 AM IST (Sunday, July 9), while the preliminary card starts at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT (Saturday, July 8) | 12 AM GMT / 5:30 AM IST (Sunday, July 9).

What time does the main card of UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez begin?

The Women’s Bantamweight World Championship fight between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana kicks off the main event of UFC 290: Nunes vs. Aldana at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT (Saturday, July 8) | 2 AM GMT / 7:30 AM IST (Sunday, July 9).

Where and how to watch Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez: UFC 290 in India?

On July 9, beginning at 7:30 AM IST, watch Sony Sports Ten 2 (English), Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi), and Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels for LIVE coverage of the Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez main card of UFC 290. On Sony LIV, fans in India may also watch the main card live.

UFC 290 Fight Card

Main Card

  1. Featherweight Championship Bout: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Yair Rodriguez (ic)
  2. Flyweight Championship Bout: Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Alexandre Pantoja
  3. Middleweight Title Eliminator Bout: Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis
  4. Lightweight Bout: Jalin Turner vs. Dan Hooker
  5. Middleweight Bout: Bo Nickal vs. Val Woodburn

Preliminary Card

  1. Welterweight Bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price
  2. Welterweight Bout: Jack Della Maddalena vs. Josiah Harrell
  3. Women’s Strawweight Bout: Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes
  4. Light Heavyweight Bout: Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield

Early Preliminary Card

  1. Catchweight (130 lb) Bout: Tatsuro Taira vs. Edgar Chairez
  2. Light Heavyweight Bout: Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio
  3. Bantamweight Bout: Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell
  4. Flyweight Bout: Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Santos Aguilar
  5. Lightweight Bout: Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics
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