UFC 290 Event Overview
Main Event: Featherweight Championship Match
Alexander Volkanovski (25-2) vs. Yair Rodriguez (16-3)
Volkanovski is the Vegas odds favorite at -450. Rodriguez is the underdog at +350.
Volkanovski recently moved up in weight and lost to Islam Makhachev in February 2023. Rodriguez’s most recent matchup was against Josh Emmett, which he won by submission in the second round for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship.
Co-Main Event: Flyweight Match
Brandon Moreno (21-6-2) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (25-5)
Moreno is coming off a loss and will be looking to build up his resume to regain his title.
The Return of Robert Whittacker
Robert Whittacker will be returning to the octagon after a one-year absence.
Whittacker’s last fight was a decision win against Marvin Vettori on September 3, 2022.
Whittacker will be facing Dricus du Plessis, who is on a 7-fight win streak.
Du Plessis has defeated Darren Till, Derek Brunson, and Brad Tavares.
Whittaker is the Vegas odds favorite at -400 in this matchup.
Don’t Miss Bo Nickal
Bo Nickal, with a 4-0 UFC record, will be facing Tresean Gore (5-2) in an upcoming matchup.
Nickal is known for his fierce wrestling skills.
Nickal is heavily favored in this matchup with Vegas odds at -1200.
Stay tuned for these exciting matchups and see how each fighter performs on July 8th!