Brian Ortega sends bold final message to Alexander Volkanovski
LAS VEGAS – The phase is set for the featherweight title animosity match in between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega in the UFC 266 centerpiece.
After Volkanovski (22-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 9-0 UFC) and Ortega (15-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-1 UFC) made weight on Friday early morning, they had the last pre-fight staredown throughout ritualistic weigh-ins at Park Theatre, which is simply throughout the street from T-Mobile Arena, where Saturday’s pay-per-view primary card following prelims on ESPNNews and ESPN+ will unfold.
There was at first regard in between the set, however after training versus each other on “The Ultimate Fighter” truth series and exchanging lots of words throughout interviews and interview, it’s clear stress has actually installed and both guys are extremely inspired not to lose to the other.
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Just like their faceoff following the pre-fight interview on Thursday, the champ and opposition were perky, however UFC president Dana White wasn’t letting them get physical.
Later, Ortega sent out a clear message to Volkanovski.
“F*ck the belt,” Ortega informed Jon Anik. “I’m coming for his head.”
Enjoy the video above to see the UFC 266 ritualistic weigh-in faceoff in between Volkanovski and Ortega.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.