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UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodríguez – A Clash of Featherweight Titans

Don’t miss the thrilling showdown between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodríguez at UFC 290. Get all the details about the event, fight card, and how to watch it here!

| Main Event | Alexander Volkanovski defends his title against Yair Rodríguez || Co-Main Event | Brandon Moreno seeks revenge against Alexandre Pantoja || Fight Card | Exciting matchups featuring top fighters in various weight divisions || Start Time | Early prelims at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT, main card exclusively on ESPN+ at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT |

The UFC tonight will host an exciting pay-per-view with UFC 290 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 290 will occur tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a stacked card headlined by two title fights.

Main Event: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodríguez

The main event will have UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski attempting to defend his title against interim champ Yair Rodríguez. Tonight’s UFC event has the main card on pay-per-view for $79.99 on ESPN+ for subscribers in the United States. Volkanovski will attempt to retain his title for the fifth time when he faces Rodríguez. He won the title by defeating Max Holloway by unanimous decision at UFC 245 in December 2019. Since then, he has defeated Holloway two more times, in addition to recording wins over Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung. If Volkanovski defeats Rodríguez at UFC 290 tonight, he will surpass Holloway to achieve second place for the most title defenses in the featherweight division, leaving him behind only José Aldo. However, ‘El Pantera’ will be a formidable opponent to overcome. The Interim titleholder is coming into his fight against Volkanovski tonight with momentum from his previous bout. Rodríguez’s last win occurred at UFC 284 this past February against Josh Emmett via submission to win the interim belt. While his matchup with Volkanovski may be the toughest challenge of his career, the Mexican is confident of pulling off the upset and making history.

Co-Main Event: Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja

UFC 290 tonight will also have UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno defending his title and pursuing revenge against former two-time opponent Alexandre Pantoja. The challenger defeated Moreno on the scorecards in 2018, having previously submitted him on The Ultimate Fighter.

UFC 290 Fight Card

| Main Card | || — | — || Featherweight Championship Main Event | (C) Alexander Volkanovski (25-2) vs. (IC) Yair Rodríguez (15-3) || Flyweight Championship Co-Main Event | (C) Brandon Moreno (21-6-2) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (25-5) || Middleweight | #2 Robert Whittaker (24-6) vs. #5 Dricus Du Plessis (19-2) || Lightweight | #11 Jalin Turner (13-6) vs. #12 Dan Hooker (22-12) || Middleweight | Bo Nickal (4-0) vs. Val Woodburn (7-0) |

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What Time Does UFC 290 Start On ESPN+?

UFC 290 tonight will kick off with the early prelims at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT on ESPN+ or UFC Fight Pass for subscribers who pay $9.99 in the U.S. The main preliminary card will stream on ESPN+ and air on ABC and ESPN at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Finally, the main card will be exclusively on ESPN+ at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. For U.S. fans hoping to watch the main card tonight, you must pay for the subscription to pay the $79.99 PPV price. Is It Free To Watch? The event won’t be free to watch if you don’t have ESPN+ or cable. Depending on your cable service in the U.S., the price may vary. However, ESPN+ will be $9.99 and give access to both prelims at no extra charge.