Alexander has been interviewed last week. Volkanovski, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s featherweight champion, said he “felt honored to close the show” U.FC. In 2023, the 290 is likely to be the biggest card in UFC history.

In the third round, he did exactly that, finishing Yair Rodríguez with a combination of a big punch, a final takedown and a flurry of punches to win the unification bout and cement himself atop the U.F.C.’s roster of athletes. VolkanovskiThe No.2 pound-for-pound fighter in the U.F.C.’s rankings, never seemed to be threatened. He easily thwarted Rodriguez’s strikes and countered with wrestling takedowns. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the U.F.C.’s rankings, never seemed to be threatened, easily thwarting Rodríguez’s strikes and countering with wrestling takedowns.

Alexandre won the flyweight title in the main event. Brandon Moreno was beaten by him. Pantoja A fast-paced, high-energy fight ended in a split decision. Pantoja The grappling matches were won. With the losses by Moreno and Rodríguez, the women’s flyweight champion Alexa Grasso is now the U.F.C.’s only champion born in Mexico, something of an inconvenience for the U.F.C. The U.F.C. is expanding its presence throughout the country. It has plans to build a performance academy in Mexico City, which will open in October.

VolkanovskiSince joining the U.F.C., the former rugby player has been the headliner of three pay-per view cards. He trains with middleweight star Israel Adesanya at City Kickboxing in New Zealand. The U.F.C. has featured him on three pay-per-view cards since he entered the organization in 2016.

You can also find out more about the Had Volkanovski If he had won, he could have been the fifth U.F.C. As a fighter, he holds belts simultaneously in two weight classes. The fighter holds belts in two different weight classes simultaneously. Volkanovski In an attempt to win a title in a weight category heavier than the U.F.C., they introduced a featherweight interim belt. Rodriguez won it by submitting Josh Emmett on February 28th. introduced an interim featherweight belt, which Rodríguez earned in February by submitting Josh Emmett.

The No. The No. The greatest U.F.C. fighter ever, Jones defeated Ciryl Ganes to win the heavyweight championship in March. Most fans thought that Jones would headline the card, facing former heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. U.F.C. International Fight Week is a major event in the U.F.C. promotion, with many ceremonies including its Hall of Fame Induction.

The fight cards that are held towards the end of this week have usually been some of the best of the year. In the past, they’ve featured stars like Jones, Conor McGregor, and Adesanya. U.F.C. Booked Volkanovski’s unification bout and saved Jones-Miocic for U.F.C. The U.F.C. will host 295 fights in Madison Square Garden, starting November. Dana White of the U.F.C. In an interview, White stated that he had no problem placing Volkanovski Top U.F.C. According to 290, his popularity outside of the United States allows him to be the face of an important occasion.

“When you talk about what makes him a star, it’s about selling pay-per-views,” White told an interviewer. “Stars equal pay-per-views. This guy’s one of the biggest pay-per-view draws in the sport. He’s the No. 2 for pound-for-pound fighter in the world and he impacts pay-per-view sales in the United States, Canada and the U.K. and absolutely destroys it in Australia and New Zealand.”

He continued: “His stock has never been higher. This is the biggest we cold have gone other than bringing in Conor McGregor or Jon Jones.”

Volkanovski’s sponsorship opportunities are also expanding. In June, Adesanya and he became the first athlete to be sponsored by Logan Paul’s sports drink company. Logan Paul is a social media influencer that has dabbled into boxing.

The U.F.C. groomed fighters like Jones, McGregor and Adesanya for mainstream recognition, they were aided by the athletes’ personalities and trash talk. But Volkanovski He said that he has remained composed during press conferences and promotional activities, and has rarely changed or exaggerated his personality in order to gain more visibility. Instead, he said he focused on winning, and said he felt his slot was a testament to the U.F.C.’s belief in him and an opportunity to gain more fans.

“We’re obviously pushing the needle good enough to be in the position we are, and I was able to be myself through the whole process,” Volkanovski In an interview with last week. “I’m trying to inspire a lot of people and I think it’s working.”

VolkanovskiJoe Rogan said in an interview after his fight that he had to have surgery done on one arm and that he’d need time to evaluate his next moves. In his post-fight interview with the commentator and podcast star Joe Rogan, White said he needed surgery on one of his arms before he competed next. He would also need to reassess what a good move is. White stated this during his post-fight press conference. Volkanovski He had the right to decide his own next moves.

“Whatever he wants to do, we’ll probably roll with it,” White said.