This Saturday culminates the UFC’s yearly International Fight Week festivity, with UFC 290 as its grand finale. The spectacle includes two title fights, highlighting Alexander Volkanovski, one of the world’s best pound-for-pound combatants. Volkanovski will be defending his featherweight title against interim champion Yair Rodriguez in the main event. Is Rodriguez the most challenging adversary Volkanovski has faced in the 145-pound category?
In a fresh installment of ‘In Focus’, our expert panel will dissect the featherweight title unification match, ponder on Volkanovski’s future prospects should he emerge victorious, and more. Other topics include an overview of the less-hyped co-main event between flyweight titleholder Brandon Moreno and challenger Alexandre Pantoja, a comparison of this card with previous International Fight Week cards, an appraisal of Sean Strickland’s impressive victory over Abus Magomedov, and his potential title shot against Israel Adesanya. The discourse also extends to the recent heated exchange between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler on TUF.
Mike Heck, the host, facilitates the debate between MMA Hook’s Jed Meshew and Morning Kombat’s Brian Campbell.
You can catch the show live at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT in the video provided above.
If you couldn’t tune in live, don’t worry. You can still watch the video or enjoy the podcast version available below, and on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your podcasts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 Preview
What is the main event of UFC 290?
The main event of UFC 290 features a featherweight title bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez.
Who are the panelists on the show “Between the Links”?
The panelists on the show “Between the Links” are Jed Meshew from MMA Hook and Brian Campbell from Morning Kombat.
Where can I watch the show live?
You can watch the show live at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT in the provided video.
Can I watch the show if I missed it live?
Yes, if you missed the show live, you can still watch it in the video provided above or listen to the podcast version available on various platforms.
What are some of the topics discussed on the show?
The topics discussed on the show include the Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez fight, the co-main event between Moreno and Pantoja, the comparison of the card with past International Fight Week events, Sean Strickland’s victory and his chances of getting a title fight with Adesanya, and the McGregor-Chandler altercation on TUF.
More about UFC 290 Preview
- UFC 290 Official Website
- [Between the Links – Full Episode](link to the full episode)
- [MMA Hook](link to MMA Hook’s website)
- [Morning Kombat](link to Morning Kombat’s website)
- [Apple Podcasts](link to the podcast on Apple Podcasts)
- [Google Podcasts](link to the podcast on Google Podcasts)
- [Spotify](link to the podcast on Spotify)
- [Stitcher](link to the podcast on Stitcher)