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UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega prelims live results, discussion, play by play

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Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 266 goes down live in Vegas.

Today’s show will featured a stacked card that will be headlined by two title fights and the return of a legend. In the headliner, Alexander Volkanovski will defend his UFC featherweight title against dangerous challenger Brian Ortega. The co-main will see dominant women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko putting up her belt again against Lauren Murphy. And in the people’s main event, Nick Diaz is back! He’ll take on Robbie Lawler in a special five-round attraction after five and a half long years out of the cage.

This post will cover the prelims, which are stacked. In the featured prelims fight, Marlon Moraes will take on Mareb Dvalishvili in a battle of top-ranked bantamweights.

Today’s show is a standard PPV. There are four early preliminary card fights, which should kick off around 6pm ET/3pm PT. Those will air on ESPN+ and Fight Pass. Things will stay on ESPN+ but move to ESPNews (?) for four more fights at 8pm ET/5pm PT, and then we’ll go over to ESPN+ PPV at 10pm ET/7pm PT as per the norm.

Let’s go!