Featherweight champion Volkanovski토스카지노, who was briefly out at lightweight, will return to featherweight for a fifth defense.
Volkanovski challenged lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in February and tried to win the two-weight division, but lost by decision by one point and failed to advance.
However, he played a similar game and showed the appearance of a strong fighter without regret, and now he will come back and have his first defense against No. 1 Yair Rodriguez.
Rodriguez entered the Octagon the same day and defeated Josh Emmett to become the interim champion. UFC President Dana White announced
on a live broadcast on the 11th that Volkanovski would fight Rodriguez for the unified title at UFC 290 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA on July 9 (Korean time) . Even though Volkanovski had the title, it was a unified title fight because Rodriguez and Emmett had an interim title fight in case he dropped the featherweight belt after beating Makachev to move up to lightweight. Volkanovski is the absolute powerhouse at featherweight. After defeating Max Holloway in 2019 to become the champion, he even fought his 4th defense. Volkanovski, who defeated Holloway again in his first title defense and rematch, also defeated Brian Ortega and South Korea’s Chansung Jung. Rodriguez is number one in the rankings. He lost to Holloway, but defeated Ortega and Chansung Jung.