UFC President Dana White has finally confirmed the much-awaited match between featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and rising star Yair Rodriguez. UFC fans can mark their calendars as the much-awaited fight between Alexander and Rodriguez is now scheduled for July 8, 2023.
Volkanovski, who is considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, will defend his title for the fourth time. He boasts a remarkable professional record of 23 wins and one loss, having defeated some of the biggest names in his division, including Brian Ortega, Jose Aldo, and Max Holloway.
Rodriguez, a 29-year-old Mexican fighter, has 14 wins, three losses, and one no-contest on his professional record. He is known for his unorthodox fighting style and has delivered some of the most impressive knockouts in UFC history.
The clash between these two exceptional strikers has created a buzz amongst fans and MMA experts alike. The highly anticipated fight promises to be an electrifying one, with both fighters aiming to emerge victorious.
Dana White has confirmed that the event will take place during International Fight Week in Las Vegas, where the two fighters will face each other for the featherweight title.
Aside from the main event, the card will also feature another exciting fight between former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and South Africa's Dricus du Plessis. The winner of this match is expected to face Israel Adesanya, which only adds to the excitement surrounding the upcoming event.