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UFC 290 Fight Week Details: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez, Moreno vs Pantoja, Whittaker vs DuPlessis

Get all the details about UFC 290 Fight Week, including the main event between Volkanovski and Rodriguez. Find out about other exciting matchups and the latest news in the world of mixed martial arts.

Event Fighters
UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez
UFC 290 Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja
UFC 290 Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis
UFC Vegas 76 Sean Strickland vs. Abus Magomedov
BKFC 41 Mike Perry vs. Luke Rockhold

Natalya, a WWE superstar, receives Guinness World Records for her achievements in wrestling. Sean Strickland challenges Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title. Mike Perry continues to dominate in bare-knuckle boxing.

UFC 290 Fight Week Details

On July 8, 2023, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold UFC 290 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The main event will feature a Featherweight Championship unification bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez.

Additionally, a Flyweight Championship bout between Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja is expected to take place, with Brandon Royval as a potential backup. A Middleweight title eliminator between Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis is also scheduled. Finally, former Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler is set to face Niko Price in his retirement fight.

WWE Star Applauded By Fellice Herring

During the 2023 Money in the Bank event, Natalya, a WWE superstar and third-generation wrestler, was presented with six certificates by Guinness World Records. Although she was not performing at the O2 Arena in London, Official Adjudicator Mark was there to award her with record titles such as “Most WWE matches (female)” (1,514 matches), “Most WWE wins in a career (female)” (663 wins), “Most WWE PLE appearances (female)” (75 appearances), “Most WWE Wrestlemania appearances (female)” (8 appearances), “Most WWE RAW matches” (174 matches), and “Most WWE Smackdown matches” (200 matches). Natalya expressed her surprise and gratitude upon receiving the awards and joked about needing more luggage to take them home.

Sean Strickland Challenging Israel Adesanya

Following his victory over Abus Magomedov in the main event of UFC Vegas 76, Strickland expressed his desire to compete for the UFC middleweight title, which is currently held by Israel Adesanya. Adesanya, who is from neighboring New Zealand, is without an opponent for his next fight. It is expected that a middleweight title fight will headline the card for UFC 293, which is scheduled to take place in Australia in August.

Mike Perry callout Sean Strickland in bare-knuckle fight

At UFC Vegas 76, Mike Perry found someone who shared his love for bare-knuckle boxing. Perry, who was once a UFC fighter, has now become the unofficial ruler of bare-knuckle boxing since joining Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in 2022. With three wins under his belt, including a recent victory over former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, Perry has become the biggest attraction in the sport. His latest victory drew more attention than any other fight in the sport’s brief history. In fact, even UFC superstar Conor McGregor couldn’t resist attending BKFC 41 and even faced off with Perry in the ring after his win over Rockhold.

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