International Fight Week has landed once again in Las Vegas. First being featured on the UFC calendar in 2012, the annual event has delivered some iconic moments to the sport and has another loaded lineup set for Saturday with UFC 290 slated for the T-Mobile Arena. A pair of title fights tip the marquee as featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski looks to turn away interim titleholder Yair Rodriguez in the night's main event.
Volkanovski is building one of the best resumes in the division's history as he holds three wins over former champ Max Holloway and a big one over newly minted Hall of Famer Jose Aldo. Now, he looks to finish cleaning out the division with the last major test from his era in Rodriguez before he potentially looks to jump back up to lightweight for a rematch against Islam Makhachev. Rodriguez earned his shot at the title by stopping Josh Emmett for the interim strap.
The other title fight sees a rematch that was previously not at the title level. Flyweight champion Brandon Moreno will take on Alexandre Pantoja after Pantoja beat Moreno in their first official fight in 2018. The two also met during their season of "The Ultimate Fighter," which Pantoja also won by submission. Moreno enters as a sizable favorite to get the job done this time after coming out on top of the four-fight series with Deiveson Figueiredo. Pantoja, meanwhile, has won three in a row to earn his shot at the crown.
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As is customary with International Fight Week, the entire card is loaded with rising contenders and stalwart veterans looking to close out their careers on a high note. Rising middleweight contender Dricus du Plessis gets his chance in the spotlight when he battles former champion Robert Whittaker on the main card. A win could slot "DDP" in line to face Israel Adesanya for the title later this year. Plus, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler looks to close out his career on a high when he takes on veteran Niko Price in the preliminary main event.
Below is the complete fight card for UFC 290 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Check back all week for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.
UFC 290 fight card, odds
- Alexander Volkanovski (c) -370 vs. Yair Rodriguez (ic) +290, featherweight title
- Brandon Moreno (c) -205 vs. Alexandre Pantoja +170, flyweight championship
- Robert Whittaker -360 vs. Dricus du Plessis +280, middleweights
- Jalin Turner -280 vs. Dan Hooker +230, lightweights
- Bo Nickal -2500 vs. Valentine Woodburn +1100, middleweights
- Niko Price -225 vs. Robbie Lawler +185, welterweights
- Yazmin Jauregui -380 vs. Denise Gomes +300, women's strawweights
- Jimmy Crute -140 vs. Alonzo Menifield +120, light heavyweights
- Tatsuro Taira -1000 vs. Edgar Chairez +650, flyweights
- Vitor Petrino -240 vs. Marcin Prachino +200, light heavyweights
- Cameron Saaiman -600 vs. Christian Rodriguez +430, bantamweights
- Jesus Aguilar -140 vs. Shannon Ross +120, flyweights
- Esteban Ribovics -150 vs, Kamuela Kirk +125, lightweights
UFC 290 info
- Date: July 8
- Location: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV | Price: $79.99 (with ESPN+ subscription)
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