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Alex Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Tips & Fight Predictions

Alex Volkanovski
Brian Ortega


Alex Volkanovski to win
Tipped at: 1.60 - 23 sept. 19:01
Alex Volkanovski is defending the title in Featherweight in this fight. He is on an incredible streak in UFC with nine wins in a row. On the other hand, Brian Ortega is also a great fighter but he did not compete against such a level of competition. He was close to getting a title in 2018 but was outclassed by Max Holloway. Alex Volkanovski is just too big and too good a wrestler for the featherweight division. He was a semi-professional rugby player and weighed around 90 kilos. He is still a huge featherweight and walks around 75-80 kg but somehow he manages to drop his weight to 66 kg. If we take a closer look at his opponents we can see that lately, he fought against great fighters like Max Holloway (two times), Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Darren Elkins, etc. He won against all of them and he looked great! Brian Ortega is primarily a jiu-jitsu fighter with solid boxing. He is a 1st-degree black belt under Rener Gracie. Looked great in most matches but to be honest he did not face such great fighters. Yes, he beat Clay Guida, Cub Swanson, and a future Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar, but they were not in their prime years. Alex Volkanovski has cardio for days and will probably try to tire Brian Ortega but I do not expect Alex to go for takedowns early because most of the submissions happen in the first round while the fighters are dry. So, I expect a boring start with a lot of clinches at the fence. That kind of fight will be perfect for Alex because he can dominate in that positions without the risk of getting submitted. I expect Alex to tire out Brian and to win this fight either in the later rounds or on points. Max stake 10 on Alex Volkanovski to win at 1.6 odds.

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UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Betting Tips & Predictions

Milan StanojicNews Editor

Alexander Volkanovski is set to defend his Flyweight title against Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266. These two haven’t faced each other in the octagon yet, but they have clashed swords at the TUF series as coaches. Volkanovski was the more successful coach with his fighters winning in both divisions. But Ortega is hungry for revenge and the Flyweight title, and fans should expect to see fierce striking exchanges for five rounds. Read more

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Alex Volkanovski to win (1X2)
Tipped at: 1.52 - 24 sept. 08:02
So today we have a matchup in the UFC between two invcredible players alex volkanovski and brian ortega and on this one i really believe it will be an easy match for the champion alex volkanovski sincce once more he iis defending the title and i think it could easily go through
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UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega Betting Tips & Predictions

Milan StanojicNews Editor

Alexander Volkanovski Style & Form

Alexander Volkanovski is the UFC Featherweight champion and the best-ranked fighter in the same division. Volkanovski holds an MMA record of 22 wins and one defeat. He won the Featherweight title in December 2019 against fan favourite Max Halloway.

In his last five fights in the UFC, Volkanovski was victorious in all bouts and has high profile victories over Jose Aldo and Max Halloway (2). At 32 years of age, Volkanovski is at the prime of his career, and another title defence would cement his fighting legacy as one of the best to ever do it.

His fighting style is very complete, with almost no weaknesses. Volkanovski is an elite striker and has the ability to dominate opponents with his volume and power. Volkanovski holds 11 KO/TKO wins in his career, three of which were in the UFC. His grappling is also at a very high level, with a brown belt in BJJ under Joe Lopez.

Brian Ortega Style & Form

Brian Ortega is currently ranked third in the UFC fighter rankings, with Max Halloway holding on to second place. Ortega holds an MMA record of 15 wins and one defeat. The only defeat in his UFC career came against, you guessed it, Max Halloway. Halloway was the better striker throughout the fight, and eventually forced a doctor’s stoppage in the fourth round.

In his last five fights, Ortega has four victories and the aforementioned loss. However, he recovered nicely after the defeat with an impressive unanimous decision victory over Chan Sung Jung. With that, Ortega earned himself another shot at the Featherweight title.

His fighting style is more oriented towards grappling, but he is also very capable of finishing fights with his striking. Ortega holds KO/TKO victories over Clay Guida, Frankie Edgar and Thiago Tavares. His grappling is at an elite level, and Ortega holds a black belt in BJJ under Rener Gracie, along with seven submission victories in his MMA career. It’s safe to say that anyone training with the Gracie family is going to have elite grappling.

Volkanovski vs Ortega Prediction

Alexander Volkanovski is the favourite coming into this one, with 1.62 odds to win, whilst Brian Ortega is available at 2.50.

Volkanovski is the better stand-up fighter in this one, whilst Ortega is the better grappler. Ultimately, it depends on whether you think the fight will stay up, or if one of them will try and go for a takedown.

I don’t think that Ortega will be able to get a submission here simply because his opponent isn’t just a kick-boxer. Volkanovski is a very well-rounded fighter and knows how to dictate the flow of his fights, which is exactly why he is the defending champion.

Alexander beat Max Holloway twice, albeit they were both close fights. Meanwhile, Ortega was dominated by Halloway in his second-to-last fight. This will definitely be a difficult test for the champion, but I think he has what it takes to put away Brian Ortega.

Prediction: Volkanovski to win by KO, TKO or disqualification at 5.00 odds. Stake: 4/10



Over 4.5 rounds
Tipped at: 1.79 - 25 sept. 11:30
Alexander Volkanovski will set the pace, use his striking and takedowns to control the fight for five rounds. Even if Ortega wins this, I don't believe he can finnish the australian. This over 4.5 rounds is overvalued and we can use this in our favor. The fight should go to distance