UFC International Fight Week returned to Las Vegas, delivering a spectacular event featuring a world championship doubleheader at UFC 290. In the highly anticipated main event, the featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski faced off against interim titleholder Yair Rodriguez in a thrilling title unification bout. Additionally, two-time UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno defended his belt against long-time rival Alexandre Pantoja. The night was filled with action-packed fights that kept fans on the edge of their seats.
Here are the results of UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez:
Dricus Du Plessis secured a victory over Robert Whittaker by TKO in the second round, at 2 minutes and 23 seconds.
Dan Hooker defeated Jalin Turner by split decision, with scores of 29-28 in favor of Hooker.
Bo Nickal emerged victorious against Val Woodburn with a knockout via strikes, just 38 seconds into the first round.
Robbie Lawler delivered a knockout victory over Niko Price in the first round, also at 38 seconds.
Tatsuro Taira defeated Edgar Chairez by unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring the fight 29-27 in favor of Taira.
Denise Gomes secured a win over Yazmin Jauregui by TKO in the first round, within 20 seconds.
Alonzo Menifield submitted Jimmy Crute with a guillotine choke in the second round, at 1 minute and 55 seconds.
Vitor Petrino emerged victorious against Marcin Prachnio with a submission via head and arm choke, in the third round, at 3 minutes and 42 seconds.
Cameron Saaiman defeated Terrence Mitchell by TKO in the first round, at 3 minutes and 10 seconds.
Jesus Aguilar achieved a knockout victory over Shannon Ross with a right hand, just 17 seconds into the first round.
Esteban Ribovics secured a win over Kamuela Kirk with scores of 29-28 from all three judges.
These results added to the excitement of UFC 290, providing fans with an unforgettable night of thrilling fights.
Dricus Du Plessis Shines with TKO Victory
In a highly anticipated middleweight bout, Dricus Du Plessis displayed his skills and emerged victorious against former champion Robert Whittaker. Du Plessis showcased his striking prowess, eventually securing a TKO victory in the second round, cementing his status as a top contender in the division.
Dan Hooker Triumphs in a Thrilling Battle
The lightweight clash between Dan Hooker and Jalin Turner was a highlight of the night. These tall fighters engaged in a technical and chaotic punch-up that thrilled the audience. After three rounds of intense back-and-forth action, Hooker emerged victorious by split decision, leaving the fans in awe of their performance.
Bo Nickal’s Impressive KO Finish
Bo Nickal made a statement with a stunning knockout victory over Val Woodburn. Nickal, known for his wrestling background, showcased his striking skills, landing heavy blows and securing a quick finish in the first round. This victory propelled him further in the division, garnering attention from fans and experts alike.
Robbie Lawler’s Memorable Farewell
Robbie Lawler, a legendary figure in the sport, bid farewell to his Hall of Fame career in a spectacular fashion. In a thrilling matchup against Niko Price, Lawler showcased his boxing skills and delivered a knockout victory in just 38 seconds of the first round. The emotional moment resonated with everyone in attendance, marking the end of an era for Lawler.
Brandon Moreno Retains Flyweight Title
In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno successfully defended his flyweight title against Alexandre Pantoja. Moreno, known for his exciting fighting style, showcased his skills and secured a victory to retain his championship. The bout was a testament to Moreno’s resilience and determination as he continues to establish himself as one of the top fighters in the division.
Alexander Volkanovski Reigns Supreme
The main event featured featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defending his title against Yair Rodriguez. In a highly anticipated bout, Volkanovski showcased his well-rounded skills, proving his dominance in the division. After a five-round war, Volkanovski emerged victorious, solidifying his position as the undisputed champion.
UFC 290 was a night filled with unforgettable moments and thrilling fights. From the impressive performances of Dricus Du Plessis and Dan Hooker to the farewell of Robbie Lawler, the event delivered excitement and entertainment to fans worldwide. Brandon Moreno’s successful title defense and Alexander Volkanovski’s undisputed reign as featherweight champion added to the night’s intensity. UFC International Fight Week once again proved to be a must-see event for MMA enthusiasts.