Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko left Las Vegas with their suspenders on Saturday.
Volkanovski was able to retain the featherweight title at UFC 266 in an exciting fight against Brian Ortega, by unanimous decision.
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The battle kind of lasted all five rounds. The climax came at round three when it appeared Volkanovsky was gaining the upper hand over Ortega, opening his nose and giving him a swollen eye. However, Ortega was able to save himself by putting Volkanovsky in a few submission holds.
Volkanovski managed to get out of every hold Ortega put him on and stayed on top of Ortega for the rest of the fight to seal the decision victory.
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This is Volkanovski 's 20th consecutive victory. He has not lost a fight since the Australian Fighting Championships 5 in May 2013. The 32-year-old Australian has held the title since December 2019, when he defeated Max Holloway. He defended his title against Holloway in the rematch last July.
Ortega was bruised and bloodied by the end of the night, but displayed incredible heart and tenacity .
In the other main event of the night, Valentina Shevchenko was able to retain her flyweight title against Lauren Murphy via a technical knockout in the fourth round.
Shevchenko dominated Murphy throughout the fight. She hit 64% of her strikes and was 98 for 170 on her important strikes. She also took out Murphy three times.
She now has the most title defenses of any current UFC title holder with six, according to MMA Junkie .