UFC 290 results from last night: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez biggest winners and losers.

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Most significant victor: Alexander Volkanovski

The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, caught fire last night (Saturday, July 8, 2023) due to UFC 290. Alexander Volkanovski defeated previous interim champion Yair Rodriguez in the third round of the event, successfully defending his Featherweight title. A thrilling showdown ensued!

To win the UFC men’s Flyweight championship, Alexandre Pantoja defeated Brandon Moreno once more in the co-main event, this time by split decision.

With its thrilling intensity, the fight became an instant classic.Volkanov returned to the 145 pounds division after a setback in his title fight with Islam Makhachev, and proved that he continues to stand out from the rest of Featherweight’s fighters.

By defending his 5th consecutive championship, he ensured that he was still the undisputed champion. Volkanovski’s dominance of the Featherweight division was unprecedented, and he does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

To behold, it’s truly a sight.Anderson Silva and Georges Saint Pierre, two highly skilled and well-known fighters in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), have captivated audiences with their awe-inspiring performances and mastery of the sport.

Their impressive accomplishments have firmly established them as icons in the field, leaving a lasting impact on their fans with their victories in numerous championships.witnessing one of the greatest title runs in the history of the sport, alongside legends like Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre.

Runners-up: Driccus Du Plessis and Alexandre Pantoja

In one of the best fights of 2023, Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja engaged in a bloody battle that lasted for 25 minutes.

Pantoja emerged victorious with a split decision, earning himself the coveted UFC gold. Pantoja now holds a 3-0 record against Moreno and aims to establish a long reign as the 125-pound champion. His exceptional striking and well-timed attacks overwhelmed Moreno, ultimately proving to be the difference-maker.

In the meanwhile, Du Plessis outperformed Robert Whittaker, the former middleweight champion and crowd favourite. In the second round, he won by technical knockout, earning his eighth straight victory inside the Octagon.

With this victory, he may now legitimately challenge the current champion, Israel Adesanya, who has demanded a cage match. Fans may anticipate watching this thrilling contest, which may be planned for UFC 293 on September 9.

Robbie Lawler is an honorable mention.

Because Robbie Lawler ended his lengthy and successful career with a victory, he merits special praise. He defeated Nico Price in the first round in just 38 seconds to cap off a stellar career.

The promotion’s highlight-reel knockout used to recognise Lawler made the former welterweight champion cry.

He will go down in history as one of the best fighters to ever enter the UFC, and there is no better way to end a 22-year career in the sport. Whether they watched UFC, PRIDE, Elite XC, or Strikeforce, everyone had wanted to see “Ruthless” get knocked out in a highlight-reel fashion.

Shannon Ross is the worst loser.

Shamil Abdurakhimov has been the biggest letdown. Although it might sound unusual at first, it makes sense when you consider Ross’s miserable UFC career.

He lost doubly in the first round, the first to Claudio Henrique da Silva in UFC 284 for only 59 seconds, and the alternate to Jesus Aguilar for a 17- second knockout after Aguilar got Ross with a one- megahit quitter. Ross was also disqualified from the Contender Series in August 2022.

You might be left wondering if this is the end of his brief UFC career. In theco-main event, Alexandre Pantoja defeated Brandon Moreno by split decision after a tense, back- and- forth contest. Pantoja thus came the new cruiserweight champion.

With the palm, the Brazilian bettered to 3- 0 versus Moreno, a two- time champion. also, Bo Nickal stopped Val Woodburn in the first round to ameliorate to 5- 0 with his fifth first-round cessation. Robbie Lawler, the former bantamweight champion, won his final bout by stopping Niko Price in the first nanosecond.

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