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UFC 290 Results: Volkanovski retains, Pantoja crowned Flyweight champion

LockerRoom Team
09 July 2023

UFC rolled out UFC 290 this weekend and as expected, the fight card delivered big time.

In the main event, Alexander Volkanovski retained the UFC Featherweight title with a win over Yair Rodriguez. With the win, Volkanovski also unified the title and cemented his spot on top of the Pound for Pound rankings.

Volkanovski had a comfortable run throughout the fight and managed to stop the fight in the fourth round when he picked apart Yair with a flurry of punches.

In the co-main event, Alexandre Pantoja got the better of Brandon Moreno to become the new UFC Flyweight champion. Pantoja and Moreno delivered a fight of the year contender which in the end was ruled in favor of Pantoja via a split decision.

Elsewhere. Dricus Du Plessis stopped Robert Whittaker in the second round to secure his title shot against UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Adesanya and Du Plessis had a moment inside the cage as well after the fight which further hyped up matters.

Dan Hooker and Jalin Turner also delivered a fight for the ages with Hooker picking up the split decision win. Bo Nickal made quick work of Val Woodburn in the first-round itself when Robbie Lawler retired in style when he knocked out Niko Price in the first round. You can see the complete results from the event below.

UFC 290 Results

  • Alexander Volkanovski def. Yair Rodriguez via Fourth Round TKO
  • Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Moreno via Split Decision
  • Dricus Du Plessis def. Robert Whittaker via Second round TKO
  • Dan Hooker def. Jalin Turner via split decision
  • Bo Nickal def. Val Woodburn via first-round TKO

Preliminary Card

  • Robbie Lawler def. Niko Price via first-round KO
  • Tatsuro Taira def. Edgar Chairez via unanimous decision
  • Denise Gomes def. Yazmin Jauregui via first-round TKO
  • Alonzo Menifield def. Jimmy Crute via second-round sub (guillotine)
  • Vitor Petrino def. Marcin Prachnio via third-round sub (arm triangle)
  • Cameron Saaiman def. Terrence Mitchell via first-round TKO
  • Jesus Aguilar def. Shannon Ross via first-round knockout
  • Esteban Ribovics def. Kamuela Kirk via unanimous decision

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