The main event will witness UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, go up against the division's interim champion, Yair Rodriguez. This is a highly-anticipated clash as 'The Great' and 'El Pantera' fight to be the undisputed king of the 145-pounders. With the featherweight division being as exciting as ever, this could be expected to be an all-out brawl.
The co-main event is a high-stakes rematch as UFC flyweight champion, Brandon Moreno, defends his gold against Alexandre Pantoja. 'The Assassin Baby' has had a story of triumph and redemption over the last few years, and looks to further that by finally getting a win over Pantoja. The two have met in the UFC octagon twice before, with 'The Cannibal' coming out the victor both times. On Saturday, they write another chapter in their story.
The rest of the card features 12 other fights including the title eliminator between Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis, as well as Robbie Lawler's retirement fight. UFC 290 will undeniably be the highlight of the 2023 International Fight Week.
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UFC 290 fight card
Main Card (ESPN+ - 10pm ET/7pm PT)
- Main Event - Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez
- Co-Main Event - Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja
- Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis
- Jalin Turner vs. Dan Hooker
- Bo Nickal vs. Tresean Gore
Prelims (ABC, ESPN and ESPN+ - 8pm ET/5pm PT)
- Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price
- Jack Della Maddalena vs. Josiah Harrell
- Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes
- Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield
Early Prelims (ESPN 2, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass - 6pm ET/3pm PT)
- Tatsuro Taira vs. Edgar Chairez
- Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio
- Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell
- Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Aguilar
- Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics
UFC 290 takes place on Saturday, July 8, 2023, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.