Featherweight champion of UFC, Alexander Volkanovski, and interim champion Yair Rodriguez took a no-nonsense approach during their face-off. Rodriguez, clearly taller, let out a cry of “Viva Mexico” following their primary event staredown.
Brandon Moreno, the Mexican flyweight champion, also faced off against Alexandre Pantoja, a competitor who has beaten him twice before.
The UFC 290 press conference was hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the venue for Saturday’s pay-per-view event on ESPN+.
Get a glimpse of the fighter staredowns that happened post the UFC 290 press conference on Thursday in Las Vegas.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 press conference
What was the overarching theme of the UFC 290 press conference?
The overarching theme of the UFC 290 press conference was respect, with main card fighters from Saturday’s event fielding questions from the press.
Who stole the show at the UFC 290 press conference?
Middleweights Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis stole the show with their intense staredown ahead of a critical main card fight.
Where did the UFC 290 press conference take place?
The UFC 290 press conference took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Who faced off during the UFC 290 press conference?
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski faced interim champion Yair Rodriguez, and flyweight champion Brandon Moreno squared off against Alexandre Pantoja at the UFC 290 press conference. The standout staredown, however, was between Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis.
Where can the UFC 290 event be watched?
The UFC 290 event will be broadcast as a pay-per-view event on ESPN+.