Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-07-08, good pace and a nice finish: the mma bout Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Rodriguez vs Volkanovski is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 8th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), in a 5-round featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg) bout; it is the main event of Ufc 290 and it is valid for the UFC featherweight championship (Volkanovski’s fifth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Alexander Volkanovski record
The black belt in Bjj and current Ufc Fw champion Alexander Volkanovski entered this fight with a professional mma record of 25-2-0 (60% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg) in the world.
In his last three bouts he has beat Chan Sung Jung (Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan Sung Jung) and Max Holloway (Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 3) but then he moved up in weight class, to the lightweight division, and he has lost to Islam Makhachev (Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski).
But if you want to watch Volkanovski’s best fights, we suggest one match ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018, Chad Mendes vs Alexander Volkanovski and a 4-stars match of 2021, Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega.
Volkanovski’s next fight: Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski 2
Yair Rodriguez record
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do, Tuf Latin America tournament winner and interime Ufc Fw champ Yair Rodriguez, has an official record of 15-3-0 (60% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the featherweight division.
He lost to Max Holloway in 2021 (Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez) but then he has beat Brian Ortega (Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez) and Josh Emmett (Josh Emmett vs Yair Rodriguez).
Among the best fights of Rodriguez we suggest two bouts both rated with 4-stars:
- Andre Fili vs Yair Rodriguez of 2016
- Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez of 2018 (match also ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018)
Here is the UFC 290 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN ppv)
Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez
Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja 2
Robert Whittaker vs Dricus Du Plessis
Dan Hooker vs Jalin Turner
Bo Nickal vs Valentine Woodburn
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ABC / ESPN / ESPN+)
Niko Price vs Robbie Lawler
Tatsuro Taira vs Edgar Chairez
Yazmin Jauregui vs Denise Gomes
Alonzo Menifield vs Jimmy Crute
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Marcin Prachnio vs Vitor Petrino
Cameron Saaiman vs Terrence Mitchell
Jesus Santos Aguilar vs Shannon Ross
Esteban Ribovics vs Kamuela Kirk
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 290 countdown Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 290 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC 290 pre-fight press conference, featuring Yair Rodriguez and Alexander Volkanovski!
Watch the videos of UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Volkanovski vs Rodriguez fight?
Alexander Volkanovski defeated Yair Rodriguez via TKO at 4:19, round 3.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 290 post-fight octagon interview of Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez.
UFC 290 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 290 Volkanovski vs Rodriguez.
Alexander Volkanovski def. Yair Rodríguez via TKO r3
Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Moreno via SD
Dricus du Plessis def. Robert Whittaker via TKO r2
Dan Hooker def. Jalin Turner via SD
Bo Nickal def. Valentine Woodburn via TKO r1
Robbie Lawler def. Niko Price via KO r1
Tatsuro Taira def. Edgar Cháirez via UD
Denise Gomes def. Yazmin Jauregui via TKO r1
Alonzo Menifield def. Jimmy Crute via SUB r2
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Vitor Petrino def. Marcin Prachnio via SUB r3
Cameron Saaiman def. Terrence Mitchell via TKO r1
Jesús Santos Aguilar def. Shannon Ross via KO r1
Esteban Ribovics def. Kamuela Kirk via UD
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 290 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Yair Rodriguez and Alexander Volkanovski (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 290 Fight of the Night: Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja 2
UFC 290 Performance of the Night: Denise Gomes, Dricus du Plessis