The time has come for another exciting UFC event! This time, UFC 266 will be taking place on October 24th. As always, we want to give you the most up-to-date information on the event so you can be prepared. Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 266!
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UFC 266: Main Event
UFC 266: Main Event is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that is taking place on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, United States.
UFC 266: Co-Main Event
UFC 266 will feature a highly-anticipated rematch between heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis. The pair met previously at UFC 260 in March, with Ngannou finishing Lewis in the second round.
The event will also feature a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. The pair were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 244 in November 2019, but the bout was cancelled after Diaz failed a pre-fight drug test.
UFC 266 will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main card will begin at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.
UFC 266: Preliminary Card
The Preliminary Card for UFC 266 will begin at 6:00PM EST on ESPN.
UFC 266: Early Preliminary Card
The early preliminary card for UFC 266 will feature four matchups. The first bout is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
The early prelims will be headlined by a women’s flyweight bout between Gillian Robertson and Sarah McKinney. Robertson (7-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is coming off a submission victory over Lara Procopio in December, while McKinney (8-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will be looking to bounce back from a decision loss to Wu Yanan in her UFC debut last September.
The other three bouts on the early prelim card are:
Bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez vs. Andre Ewell
Flyweight: Victor Rodriguez vs. Jordan Espinosa
Women’s strawweight: Xiaonan Yan vs. Jodie Esquibel
UFC 266: Weigh-Ins
The weigh-ins for UFC 266 will be held on Friday, March 26 at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT). The event will take place at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
All 26 fighters on the card are expected to step on the scale, including the five athletes who will compete in championship bouts.
The main event will see light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira put his belt on the line against former titleholder Jon Jones. In the co-main event, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will attempt to defend her title for a second time when she takes on top contender Jennifer Maia.
UFC 266: Press Conference
UFC 266 will feature a press conference with Dana White and the fighters on Thursday, September 16 at 3 p.m. ET. The event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
UFC 266: Open Workouts
UFC 266 open workouts will take place on Wednesday, March 24. The event will be hosted by UFC President Dana White and will feature interviews with fighters, as well as highlights from previous events. The open workouts will be streamed live on UFCFightPass.com.
UFC 266: Official Weigh-In
UFC 266: Official Weigh-In will be broadcast live on ESPN+ at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, March 26. The event will be hosted by UFC commentator Jon Anik, with analysis from former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and UFC lightweight title contender Bobby Green.
The live stream will be available for ESPN+ subscribers in the United States.
UFC 266: ceremonial Weigh-Ins
The UFC 266 ceremonial weigh-ins will be held on Friday, March 26 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. The UFC 266 preliminary card will air on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 27, with the main card airing exclusively on ESPN+ PPV beginning 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
UFC 266: Fight Card
The highly-anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will headline UFC 266 on Saturday, October 24.
The pay-per-view event will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. McGregor and Poirier last fought in 2014, with the Irishman winning by first-round knockout.
The co-main event will feature a heavyweight title fight between reigning champion Francis Ngannou and challenger Derrick Lewis. Ngannou knocked out Lewis in the second round of their first meeting in 2018.
Here is the complete UFC 266 fight card:
Main card (Pay-Per-View)
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis
Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker
Charles Oliveira vs. Grigor Dimitrov
Alex Morono vs. Anthony Pettis
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Moreno vs Askarov Fiziev vs Takhautdinov Pena vs Kenney Ige vs Gauffin Castro vs Sonmez Tafa vs ta Hill Benitez Lopez Usman Nurmagomedov prelims ()