After a previous attempt to capture a second championship in a different weight class, Volkanovski now returns to the featherweight division to face interim champion Rodriguez in a unification bout. Volkanovski, who already holds the second-highest record for successful featherweight title defenses with four, aims to add another victory to his impressive tally, as he chases the remarkable achievement of divisional legend Jose Aldo, who boasts nine title defenses.
Rodriguez, long regarded as one of the most promising talents in MMA, fulfilled his potential by defeating Josh Emmett and claiming the interim title in February. Now, the 30-year-old Mexican fighter faces a significant challenge in Volkanovski, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Should Rodriguez emerge victorious, he will join the elite group of three undisputed UFC champions from Mexico.
Stay tuned for live updates and commentary on the main event of UFC 290 below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 live blog: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez – Featherweight title clash
Q: When and where is UFC 290 taking place?
A: UFC 290 is scheduled to take place on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Q: Who is fighting in the main event of UFC 290?
A: The main event of UFC 290 features a featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez.
Q: What is the significance of this fight for Alexander Volkanovski?
A: Alexander Volkanovski, already known for his impressive four successful featherweight title defenses, aims to add another win to his record and potentially surpass Jose Aldo’s record of nine title defenses.
Q: What does this fight mean for Yair Rodriguez?
A: Yair Rodriguez, the interim champion, faces a tough challenge against Volkanovski and has the opportunity to prove himself as one of the best fighters by defeating an established champion.
Q: How many undisputed UFC champions does Mexico currently have?
A: If Yair Rodriguez manages to win the fight, Mexico will have three undisputed UFC champions.
Q: Where can I find live updates and commentary on the main event of UFC 290?
A: You can find live updates and commentary on the main event of UFC 290 in the live blog provided below the article.