By Atif Ahmad Dated: July 9, 2023
On Saturday, July 8, 2023, UFC 290: Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez took place at T-Mobile Arena.
The UFC contest between the two legendary champions was broadcasted at 10 pm ET/7 PT on ESPN and PPV.
Both the contestants were seen very confident before the fight was begun and they looked eager to win the battle against each other.
Throughout this thrilling match, the audience was spotted on the camera, continuously cheering, screaming, and supporting their favorite players.
In the very first round, Volkanovski looked moving forward toward Rodriguez, seeking a chance, while his opponent chose to defense.
Rodriguez opened his account with a fast kick that was commended by the commentator but was defended well by Alexander.
Rodriguez attempted kicking his opponent multiple times, causing Volkanovski to grab him and took him down.
Alexander kept grounded his rivalry for a long time but failed to conclude the battle while his opponent managed to survive.
Despite of Yair Rodriguez escaping in the first place, he was again grounded by his competitor to no avail. Hence, the first round is over.
The thriller continued for three rounds without any conclusion as both fighters could not finish the game.
In the 4th round, Alexander Volkanovski defeated Yair Rodriguez and hence the win earned him the performance of the night.