UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez July 6, 2023 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, Alexander Volkanovski will face Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight unification title match at the main event of UFC 290.

This title fight will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Main event starts at 10:00PM EDT.

Alexander Volkanovski will defend his featherweight title for the 5th time in successful career.

This might be his last campaign in the 145-pound division as he is pondering to move up in weight.

A win over Yair Rodriguez would bolster his chances to seek a rematch lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.

Yair Rodriguez has come a long way after his losses with Frankie Edgar and Max Holloway.

These are his only losses in his 13 UFC fights. He has won against the likes of BJ Penn, Dan Hooker and Jeremy Stephens.

He has shown maturity after his two humbling losses but he is now ready to face the current featherweight king this weekend.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Alexander Volkanovski as the favorite to win over Yair Rodriguez on Saturday night.

Match Stats

Alexander Volkanovski C Yair Rodriguez C
25-2-0 Record 16-3-0, 1NC
Loss Last Fight Win
5' 6" Height 5' 11"
154.50 LBS Weight 145.00 LBS
71.5" Reach 71"
36" Leg Reach 41.5"
56% Significant Strikes 46%
59% Strikes Defense 53%
34% Takedown Accuracy 28%
69% Takedown Defense 63%

UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez

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