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UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega 09/25/2021 Fight Analysis, Predictions and Tips

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UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega 09-25-2021 Fight Analysis Predictions and Tips

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega 09/25/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship just saved the best for last as their upcoming fight card will be the biggest this month. UFC 266 is set to happen this Saturday, September 25 and it will be inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada where a sold-out crowd awaits. Fans can also subscribe to Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass to enjoy the matches. There will be two title fights in the main event and the biggest would be for the UFC featherweight championship. Alexander Volkanovski is set to defend his belt against second-best title contender Brian Ortega. It is seen in UFC fight odds that the title won’t change hands as Brian Ortega is the underdog to the reigning champion Alexander Volkanovski.

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega 09/25/2021

When: Saturday, September 25, 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega 09/25/2021 Odds

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Volkanovski Odds Ortega Odds
Alexander Volkanovski -157 Brian Ortega +137

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Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski is known as “Alexander The Great” whenever he steps inside the cage and he came all the way from Windang, New South Wales in Australia. He represents both the Freestyle Fighting Gym and City Kickboxing stables. Volkanovski stands at five-foot-six and has been naturally fighting at the featherweight division. This fighter has only lost once in 23 professional bouts and half of those wins came from knockouts. After getting the championship against Max Holloway prior to the pandemic, both fighters had another rematch in UFC 251. Volkanovski won that match via split decision and this upcoming match will be his first title defense after challenging Holloway twice. 

Brian Ortega

Brian Ortega is a 30-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at Torrance, California in the United States. He has been managed by the Black House fighting stable and Black Belt Surfing Team. Ortega goes by the ring name “T-City” and this five-foot-nine featherweight has only lost once in 16 professional bouts. Those wins are divided into seven submissions, five decisions and three knockouts. This fighter came from a tough loss against Max Holloway in UFC 231 as he got knocked out in the fourth round. His most recent match was against Korean Zombie during UFC Fight Night 180 and that ended in a unanimous decision.

Volkanovski vs Ortega Betting Numbers

Record 22-1-0 15-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Australia United States
Height 5’6″ 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (in) 71 69
Win by KO/TKO 50% 20%
Win by Submission 14% 47%
Decisions 36% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 6.02 4.29
Striking accuracy 55% 38%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.31 6.28
Striking defense 60% 52%
Takedown average 2.09 0.80
Takedown accuracy 34% 21%
Takedown defense 72% 56%
Submission average 0.30 1.10

Volkanovski vs Ortega Betting Picks

This is a very interesting match as both fighters have contrasting styles. Nonetheless, Alexander Volkanovski is the safer bet as seen in the best online sportsbook and is expected to control the match. This should reach the judges’ scorecards with Ortega losing the fight via unanimous decision.