Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega full fight video highlights

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLCWatch Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega full fight video highlights from their clash at UFC 266, courtesy of UFC and other outlets. Volkanovski vs. Ortega took place Sept. 25 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) and Brian Ortega (15-2, 1 no-contest) collided in the main event. The fight aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Catch more video highlights below. All love from @BrianTCity after a hard-fought battle ❤️ #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/6LJzZHFCLP— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 Put some respect on his name [ @AlexVolkanovski | #UFC266 ] pic.twitter.com/qVQTr3qTzu— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 The GREAT remains #ANDSTILL @AlexVolkanovski makes his successful second title defense! #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/kWqqrffsyM— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 Lo mejor de rounds #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/yAbGm8elHR— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 Últimos 10 segundos de guerra candentes #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/yBenCMQy0m— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 Puro corazón #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/fMh0RJrz8o— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 HEAVY shots from the champ [ #UFC266 is LIVE on ESPN+ PPV: https://t.co/2qE0lEEWLu ] pic.twitter.com/WuBBeGj9hA— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 Quién quiere drama!!!! #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/eZp3L6uqRE— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 De nuevo casi lo logra Brian!!! #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/8cQl2GnsOi— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 THIS. ROUND. IS. INSANE!!!! #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/tfzHrIjUpp— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 How'd he escape?!?! #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/0dTELGsNZx— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 Está poniéndose intenso el combate #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/QEqKN8tT4e— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 Things are getting intense after RD 2 [ #UFC266 | Tune in LIVE on ESPN+ PPV: https://t.co/2qE0lEWxD2 ] pic.twitter.com/MJUl3RjGu1— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 El campeón con un momento importante #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/VohUJ7MKCX— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 Acciones del 1er round #UFC266 pic.twitter.com/ueOCYXL9GE— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) September 26, 2021 The business gets settled [ #UFC266 | Live on ESPN+ PPV: https://t.co/jTyl6jv1yu ] pic.twitter.com/OW1xje6wWS— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 Enter the [ @AlexVolkanovski | #UFC266 is LIVE on ESPN+ PPV: https://t.co/2qE0lEWxD2 ] pic.twitter.com/aQ4ugtqnPJ— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 Looking to purge the featherweight division [ @BrianTCity | #UFC266 ] pic.twitter.com/yBXaZYdHfE— UFC (@ufc) September 26, 2021 For more on Volkanovski vs. Ortega, check out the live blog by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew. Round 1 Volkanovski really looks to be in great shape and great mental place to start. Both men come out in orthodox and they are jockeying for control of the center early. Volkanovski working inside low kicks and Ortega probing with jabs. Ortega is also switching stances regularly and looking to land a high kick when he goes southpaw. Volkanovski ultimately wins the battle for control and it’s Ortega accepting the outside. Volkanovski consistent with the leg kicks but Ortega is checking many of them. Best punch of the night so far is a right hand counter that Volkanovski has landed a few times now over Ortega’s jab. Volkanovski’s defense is so tight. He’s controlling the range beautifully and no allowing anything from the challenger. Ortega is now cut over his left eye, from one of Volkanovski’s counter rights. Ortega is struggling to find the range and Volkanovski is now landing a sharp jab as well. A clash of the two opens a small cut under Volkanovski’s left eye. Could have been a head or an inside hook, can’t be sure. Meanwhile, Volkanovski continues to pressure and Ortega is content to move around and wait for his opportunities. Ortega catches a body kick but can’t do anything and let’s go. And it seems like the feints of Volkanovski are overloading much of Ortega’s defense. Ortega ;ands a good counter left hook when Volkanovski gets too aggressive but the champion moves through it without issue and continues to go to work. Ortega catches another kick and lands a left hook while holding onto it. That has happened a couple times now but he has yet to hurt Volkanovski. Competitive first round. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Volkanovski. Round 2 Ortega looked pretty solid defensively in the first round but his primary issue remains: he’s not a round winner and Volkanovski is. He’s going to need a big piece of offense or to dramatically increase his actual output. Ortega is keying in on the right body kick from Volkanovski. He’s catching it almost every time and then he’s getting to land punches. Volkanovski needs to cover that with a jab or something. Ortega has now taken the center of the cage and he lands a big leg kick that spins Volkanovski around. But the champ regains the

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega full fight video highlights
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Watch Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega full fight video highlights from their clash at UFC 266, courtesy of UFC and other outlets.

Volkanovski vs. Ortega took place Sept. 25 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) and Brian Ortega (15-2, 1 no-contest) collided in the main event. The fight aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

Catch more video highlights below.

For more on Volkanovski vs. Ortega, check out the live blog by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew.

Round 1

Volkanovski really looks to be in great shape and great mental place to start. Both men come out in orthodox and they are jockeying for control of the center early. Volkanovski working inside low kicks and Ortega probing with jabs. Ortega is also switching stances regularly and looking to land a high kick when he goes southpaw.

Volkanovski ultimately wins the battle for control and it’s Ortega accepting the outside. Volkanovski consistent with the leg kicks but Ortega is checking many of them. Best punch of the night so far is a right hand counter that Volkanovski has landed a few times now over Ortega’s jab.

Volkanovski’s defense is so tight. He’s controlling the range beautifully and no allowing anything from the challenger. Ortega is now cut over his left eye, from one of Volkanovski’s counter rights. Ortega is struggling to find the range and Volkanovski is now landing a sharp jab as well.

A clash of the two opens a small cut under Volkanovski’s left eye. Could have been a head or an inside hook, can’t be sure. Meanwhile, Volkanovski continues to pressure and Ortega is content to move around and wait for his opportunities. Ortega catches a body kick but can’t do anything and let’s go. And it seems like the feints of Volkanovski are overloading much of Ortega’s defense.

Ortega ;ands a good counter left hook when Volkanovski gets too aggressive but the champion moves through it without issue and continues to go to work. Ortega catches another kick and lands a left hook while holding onto it. That has happened a couple times now but he has yet to hurt Volkanovski. Competitive first round.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Volkanovski.

Round 2

Ortega looked pretty solid defensively in the first round but his primary issue remains: he’s not a round winner and Volkanovski is. He’s going to need a big piece of offense or to dramatically increase his actual output.

Ortega is keying in on the right body kick from Volkanovski. He’s catching it almost every time and then he’s getting to land punches. Volkanovski needs to cover that with a jab or something.

Ortega has now taken the center of the cage and he lands a big leg kick that spins Volkanovski around. But the champ regains the initiative and works the body again. And a right hand. Consistent body work from Volkanovski which will pay dividends. Ortega is mostly on the jab and counter left hook game.

Ortega is also attacking on straight lines. Volkanovski is moving on angles. It’s helping him mitigate the size difference, and Ortega’s starting to show some wear on his face. And still the champion attacks the legs.

Ortega’s is losing some speed and now Volkanovski is cornering him against the fence. Volkanovski lands a big elbow but Ortega is tough as hell and just eats it. That does spark him to come forward though and now he’s got Volkanovski on the back foot. When he’s on the back, Volkanovski is working a nice jab though that is marking Ortega up.

Due respect to Ortega though, he’s wearing it but he’s staying competitive. His jab is finding a home and he’s started landing some good leg kicks. He can’t build any momentum though, and that’s the problem.

Volkanovski’s head is bleeding now and it seems like it may be a busted cauliflower ear? Don’t see a cut. Another competitive round and after the horn the two face off and have to be separated by the referee.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Volkanovski, 20-18 overall.

Round 3

Ortega’s corner is straight with him between rounds and tells the challenger that Volkanovski is outpointing him.

More engagements to start the third round and Ortega is trying to force action now but Ortega is eating more shots as a result. He’s hurt! A head class was missed by Herb Dean but Ortega is on shaky legs and Volkanovski is coming forward. Ortega is trying to shake it off but he’s taking some bigger shots now and Ortega’s noose is busted open, I think from the headbutt.

Ortega appears to have cleared his head but he’s in full retreat and Volkanovski is swinging HARD. Landing some of his big shots and Ortega’s face is swollen and busted. Ortga has heart for days, that’s undeniable.

OH MY GOD! VOLKANOVSKI FALLS BACK AND ORTEGA JUMPS ON A GUILLOTINE! HE’S IN TOP MOUNT AND ORTEGA IS SQUEEZING! VOLKANOVSKI IS FLAILING HIS LEGS AND HE’S IN SO MUCH TROUBLE!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!

VOLKANOVSKI IS ABLE TO GET OUT AND A SCRAMBLE ENSUES! NOW VOLKANOVSKI IS ON TOP AND HE’S HAMMERING ORTEGA!! THIS IS INSANE!!

A TRIANGLE! ORTEGA THROWS UP A TRIANGLE AND LOCKS IT IN AND HE’S IN DEEP AGAIN! ORTEGA ROLLS HIM OVER AND THERE’S TIME. BUT THE CHAMP ESCAPES AGAIN AND NOW HE’S STANDING OVER ORTEGA AND RAINING SHOTS DOWN THIS IS FRIGGIN’ NUTS!!!!!!

THE ROUND ENDS AND I’M SCREAMING AT MY TELEVISION.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-8 Ortega, 28-28 overall.

Round 4

Ortega looks spent and I’m still not sure what sat Volkanovski down but it doesn’t matter. A doctor is checking Ortega’s eye between rounds and it looks like they’re gonna let this continue but Ortega doesn’t even understands what’s being asked of him. He’s clearly out of it right now but they’re gonna let it continue.

Volkanovski looking fresh as daisy but he’s not putting it on Ortega early on the round. He is pressuring him, but he’s not trying to put the challenger away. Insane cardio from the champion.

Pressure from the champion but Ortega has decided he doesn’t need to be conscious to fight. He’s just gonna fight and Ortega is throwing punches despite not knowing his own name. Ortega gets a clinch and a takedown! He’s immediately on a guillotine but the champion is very wise to it and now he’s in top-half, with Ortega smashed to the fence and this could be the end of it. Ortega looks exhausted and the champ is putting the pressure down now. Big punches, elbows.

Volkanovski goes to standing over him and starts the onslaught. Ortega still trying to throw up submissions from his back but he doesn’t seem to have the energy to get that done anymore and now here come the elbows. The cardio from the champion is absolutely insane. He’s increasing his output and Ortega is getting battered! VOLKANOVSKI IS LANDING BIG SHOTS AND HERB DEAN IS WATCHING CLOSELY!

Ortega rolls but Volkanovski is relentless. So much offense and Ortega is just toughing it out. One big flurry could end this! Ortega trying to tie up the champion but he can’t and Volkanovski finally decides to just go back to striking. Ortega stands up and his face is a bloody, bruised mess.

MMA Fighting scores the fight 10-8 Volkanovski, 38-37 Volkanovski overall.

Round 5

Honestly, Ortega’s corner should probably throw in the towel here. There fighter looks dead on his feet. But they are trying to motivate him to a comeback. If he can do it, it would be one of the most incredible title wins ever, because Volkanovski looks like the terminator.

Actually, Volkanovski is getting mad because Herb Dean again gets a health check on Ortega and that’s just extra recovery time.

It makes zero sense that Volkanovski looks as fresh as round one but he does. This dude is unreal. And he’s marching Ortega down and picking his shots again. Big combo from Volkanovski. the champ also shucks off a takedown from Ortega who grabbed a leg but clearly doesn’t have the energy to finish one.

Elbow lands from Volkanovski inside and he’s starting to land real offense on the feet. Ortega is finding a second wind though! He’s coming forward and swinging hard. That’s real heart from the challenger. Volkanovski on the retreat now as Ortega is putting punches together but it may not be enough. Ortega landing good shots though.

Both men landing big shots now but Ortega may be getting the better of it now. Doesn’t look like it though as his face is destroyed. With one minute left it’s anyone’s round.

Exchanges and Ortega tries to surge. Volkanovski comes back with a big combo. With 10 seconds left Ortega empties the tank and he lands and the champion is on the back foot as the horn sounds.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Ortega, 47-46 Volkanovski overall.

OFFICIAL DECISION

Alexander Volkanovski defeats Brian Ortega by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-44) in one of the very best fights this year.

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Alexander Volkanovski retains title in bloody battle against Brian Ortega in UFC 266 main event

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLCAlexander Volkanovski had to survive a valiant effort from Brian Ortega in a potential Fight of the Year to retain his featherweight title in the UFC 266 main event. Over the course of five rounds, Volkanovski appeared to be in complete control at times only for Ortega to turn the tables on him including a pair of submission attempts that nearly finished the fight in the third round. Through it all, Volkanovski refused to surrender and he just continued to batter Ortega with punches both on the feet and on the ground to secure the victory by unanimous decision. The final scorecards read 49-46, 50-45 and 50-44 with Volkanovski remaining featherweight champion. “I’m a normal human being. Just hard work got me to where I am,” Volkanovski said while celebrating his latest win. “Sky’s the limit for any of you. All them doubters, I’m going to keep proving you wrong time and time again.” The featherweights were happy to exchange strikes early with Volkanovski connecting with a hard right hook on a couple of occasions while Ortega was sticking a jab in the champion’s face. Volkanovski also jumped into a well-timed left jab of his own that snapped Ortega’s head back as he successfully closed the distance but the challenger was still finding a home for his straight punches in return. By the end of the first round, Ortega was sporting a cut over his left eye while Volkanovski had a gash of his own under the left eye. While Ortega was sticking through every exchange, it was Volkanovski who was consistently landing the better power punches. The thudding shots didn’t seem to wobble Ortega but midway through the second round, he started to step forward with a bit more aggression in order to slow Volkanovski down. As time passed it appeared Volkanovski was starting to really gain confidence as he came after Ortega with more pop behind his punches while also chopping away with leg kicks. Ortega was hanging tough with his jab but he was eating far more shots than he was delivering in return. The tide turned in dramatic fashion after Ortega dropped Volkanovski with a glancing punch that saw the champion hit the canvas. Ortega seized the moment by jumping on a mounted guillotine choke and it appeared for a moment that the title would be switching hands but Volkanovski slipped free. Just as Volkanovski was dropping bombs from the top with his ground and pound, Ortega then locked up a triangle choke that once again looked like the fight might be over. Instead, Volkanovski refused to give up and he eventually got out of the submission, which led to another brutal series of shots with Ortega’s head bouncing off the canvas. It looked like Ortega was nearly done but he somehow managed to rise for the fourth round as he once again tried to latch onto a guillotine choke. This time, Volkanovski got loose with far less effort and then he just started punishing Ortega by standing up and then dropping bombs back down onto the ground. While Ortega’s face was a mess and his gas tank was running low, he continued to push forward while Volkanovski was hitting him with everything trying to finish the fight. Despite all the damage done, Ortega arguably had his best overall round in the fifth as he left everything in the octagon in an attempt to stage a comeback but Volkanovski was giving just as good as he was getting through every exchange. When the fight was over, Volkanovski had clearly done more than enough to deserve the win but Ortega put on a display of pure heart and determination to stick around to the final horn. “He’s good,” Volkanovski said about Ortega. “I thought I was in his head and then he came back even stronger. I feel like an idiot saying some of the things I did cause he proved himself.” While he came up short in his second attempt at becoming UFC champion, Ortega was still strong in defeat and he paid homage to Volkanovski, especially after surviving those submission attempts. “I thought it was done,” Ortega said about his third round performance. “That’s what we trained for the whole time. I tried to come for his head but that little bastard’s f*cking tough. He’s a champ for a reason.” Still undefeated in the UFC with a second title defense on his resume, Volkanovski hopes this latest win will finally earn him some much due respect. “About f*cking time!” Volkanovski shouted. “Keep doubting me! I love it!. I’ll be the underdog until the day I die. That’s just going to make me work harder.”

Alexander Volkanovski retains title in bloody battle against Brian Ortega in UFC 266 main event
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Alexander Volkanovski had to survive a valiant effort from Brian Ortega in a potential Fight of the Year to retain his featherweight title in the UFC 266 main event.

Over the course of five rounds, Volkanovski appeared to be in complete control at times only for Ortega to turn the tables on him including a pair of submission attempts that nearly finished the fight in the third round. Through it all, Volkanovski refused to surrender and he just continued to batter Ortega with punches both on the feet and on the ground to secure the victory by unanimous decision.

The final scorecards read 49-46, 50-45 and 50-44 with Volkanovski remaining featherweight champion.

“I’m a normal human being. Just hard work got me to where I am,” Volkanovski said while celebrating his latest win. “Sky’s the limit for any of you. All them doubters, I’m going to keep proving you wrong time and time again.”

The featherweights were happy to exchange strikes early with Volkanovski connecting with a hard right hook on a couple of occasions while Ortega was sticking a jab in the champion’s face. Volkanovski also jumped into a well-timed left jab of his own that snapped Ortega’s head back as he successfully closed the distance but the challenger was still finding a home for his straight punches in return.

By the end of the first round, Ortega was sporting a cut over his left eye while Volkanovski had a gash of his own under the left eye.

While Ortega was sticking through every exchange, it was Volkanovski who was consistently landing the better power punches. The thudding shots didn’t seem to wobble Ortega but midway through the second round, he started to step forward with a bit more aggression in order to slow Volkanovski down.

As time passed it appeared Volkanovski was starting to really gain confidence as he came after Ortega with more pop behind his punches while also chopping away with leg kicks. Ortega was hanging tough with his jab but he was eating far more shots than he was delivering in return.

The tide turned in dramatic fashion after Ortega dropped Volkanovski with a glancing punch that saw the champion hit the canvas. Ortega seized the moment by jumping on a mounted guillotine choke and it appeared for a moment that the title would be switching hands but Volkanovski slipped free.

Just as Volkanovski was dropping bombs from the top with his ground and pound, Ortega then locked up a triangle choke that once again looked like the fight might be over. Instead, Volkanovski refused to give up and he eventually got out of the submission, which led to another brutal series of shots with Ortega’s head bouncing off the canvas.

It looked like Ortega was nearly done but he somehow managed to rise for the fourth round as he once again tried to latch onto a guillotine choke. This time, Volkanovski got loose with far less effort and then he just started punishing Ortega by standing up and then dropping bombs back down onto the ground.

While Ortega’s face was a mess and his gas tank was running low, he continued to push forward while Volkanovski was hitting him with everything trying to finish the fight.

Despite all the damage done, Ortega arguably had his best overall round in the fifth as he left everything in the octagon in an attempt to stage a comeback but Volkanovski was giving just as good as he was getting through every exchange. When the fight was over, Volkanovski had clearly done more than enough to deserve the win but Ortega put on a display of pure heart and determination to stick around to the final horn.

“He’s good,” Volkanovski said about Ortega. “I thought I was in his head and then he came back even stronger. I feel like an idiot saying some of the things I did cause he proved himself.”

While he came up short in his second attempt at becoming UFC champion, Ortega was still strong in defeat and he paid homage to Volkanovski, especially after surviving those submission attempts.

“I thought it was done,” Ortega said about his third round performance. “That’s what we trained for the whole time. I tried to come for his head but that little bastard’s f*cking tough. He’s a champ for a reason.”

Still undefeated in the UFC with a second title defense on his resume, Volkanovski hopes this latest win will finally earn him some much due respect.

“About f*cking time!” Volkanovski shouted. “Keep doubting me! I love it!. I’ll be the underdog until the day I die. That’s just going to make me work harder.”

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