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UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez – Fight card, Start Time & How to Watch



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UFC 290 fight card. Photo via UFC

Celebrating 30 years, the UFC looks to have an International Fight Week to remember with two massive title fights headlining a stacked UFC 290 card on July 8.

In the main event, dominant featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski returns to action after challenging for the lightweight title, to take on interim champion Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight title unification bout.

Volkanovski has defended the belt four times since beating Max Holloway in 2019 for the UFC featherweight strap.

The UFC 290 co-main event features a flyweight title fight between champion Brandon Moreno and his former foe Alexandre Pantoja. The pair clashed back in 2018 with Pantoja standing as the winner via unanimous decision.

Middleweight title contender bout

The stacked fight card also features a pivotal middleweight fight between Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis where the winner most likely will challenge Israel Adesanya for the title next.

The UFC 290 fight card also features middleweight standout Bo Nickal who will take on newcomer Val Woodburn in his second UFC fight.

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UFC 290 fight card

Main card

  • Featherweight bout: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Yair Rodriguez (ic)
  • Flyweight bout: Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Alexandre Pantoja
  • Middleweight bout: Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis
  • Lightweight bout: Jalin Turner vs. Dan Hooker
  • Middleweight bout: Bo Nickal vs. Val Woodburn

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield

Early preliminary card

  • Light heavyweight bout: Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio
  • Bantamweight bout: Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell
  • Flyweight bout: Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Santos Aguilar
  • Lightweight bout: Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics

How to watch in Sweden and US

Sweden: UFC Fight Pass streams the early prelims starting at 0.00 CET. Viaplay will broadcast the main card starting at 04.00 CET.

US: The early preliminary card starts at 6 PM ET on ESPN+ /UFC Fight Pass. The prelims starts at 8 PM ET on ESPN/ESPN+. The Main Card starts at 10 PM ET on ESPN+.

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