UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega start time and how to watch in Australia

Posted: 25 September 2021 12:23 pm

Alexander Volkanovski will have greatness thrust upon him should he defend his world featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 266.

SUMMARY: You can watch the UFC 266 preliminary rounds for free on any device with Kayo Sports by using this 14-day trial. You can then purchase the main card through Main Event on Foxtel or Main Event on Kayo Sports.

Australian world featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will step into the Octagon for the first time since July 2020 in the main event fight of UFC 266. The 32-year-old is defending his title for a second time after successfully holding on to the belt last year.

In UFC 266, he meets American Brian Ortega, an aggressive no-nonsense Californian who is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Ortega is getting his second shot at a world title after failing once previously, against Max Holloway back in 2018.

When is UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega?

All the action from UFC 266 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card is set to get underway at midday AEST on Sunday 26 September. The preliminary card kicks off at 8am AEST. Check out our 2021 UFC schedule here.

How to watch Volkanovski vs Ortega

There are a range of viewing options for UFC 266. ESPN is showing the preliminary card, while the main card is exclusive to pay-per-view on Main Event. You can see our complete guide to watching the UFC here.

Live stream UFC 266 on Kayo: Order the PPV now

How to watch UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega preliminary card

As the prelims are on ESPN, which means you can follow along with Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV and UFC Fight Pass. Among these options, Kayo is the pick for live sport.

Live stream UFC 266 prelims via Kayo Sports

Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from, including access to every single UFC Fight Night. You can get a Basic subscription to Kayo for $25 a month which allows you to watch on 2 screens. For $35 a month a Premium subscription gives you 3 screens.

Kayo is currently offering a 14-day free trial so you can see if it is right for you.

It boasts a range of features and is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs, Mac, Android TV, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV (2018 model or later), Chromecast and AirPlay. You can check out our full Kayo review for more information.

How to watch Volkanovski vs Ortega UFC 266 main card

The exclusive providers for the 5-fight main card are Main Event on Foxtel, Main Event on Kayo Sports, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV, PS4 and PS5. You will need to purchase the fight to watch it live or catch a replay. Read on to find out more about watching the UFC 266 main card.

Stream UFC 266 on Main Event via Kayo Sports

New, returning or existing Kayo Sports customers have an opportunity to secure this massive fight directly through Main Event.

Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform.

All the information you need for getting Main Event on Kayo can be found here. It also costs $54.95 and gives you full access to Kayo from 26–30 September.

Stream UFC 266 via Kayo Sports

Watch UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega on Main Event via the Kayo Sports app. No Kayo Sports account required. PPV costs $54.95.

How to watch UFC 266 with Main Event

If you have a Foxtel subscription, UFC 266 will set you back $54.95. You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone. You can also order the fight if you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel, over the phone only. Ordering through a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.

How to watch with UFC Fight Pass

The UFC's official website is another option for watching the fight. It will cost you $54.95 through UFC Fight Pass. You can also sign up to Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass, but you still need to purchase the fight separately.

Fight Pass is compatible with Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs, Roku, LG smart TVs, desktops and laptops.

How to watch Volkanovski vs Ortega on PlayStation

If you have a PS4 or PS5 console, look for Live Events in the PS Store. Once you have purchased the fight you can watch it through the "videos" menu. It is $54.95 or $49.95 for PlayStation Plus members.

How to watch UFC 266 with Fetch TV

Volkanovski vs Ortega will also cost you $54.95 with Fetch TV. Using your Fetch box, go to "manage" and then "subscriptions". Once you have made the purchase you can watch it on TV or your mobile with the Fetch app.

UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega full card

Main card

  • Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega (featherweight world championship)
  • Women's Flyweight: Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy (flyweight world championship)
  • Middleweight: Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler
  • Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Women's Flyweight: Jessica Andrade vs Cynthia Calvillo

Preliminary card

  • Bantamweight: Marlon Moraes vs Merab Dvalishvili
  • Lightweight: Dan Hooker vs Nasrat Haqparast
  • Heavyweight: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Chris Daukaus
  • Women's Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi vs Taila Santos

Who will win UFC 266 Volkanovski vs Ortega?

Expect to see a technical, tough battle. Strong and incredibly versatile, Volkanovski is known as one of the most complete fighters in all UFC. His ability to adapt his style and strategy to whoever he's fighting is a weapon on its own.

In Ortega, he faces a man who likes to get on the front foot and dictate the fight. Ranked number 2, the Californian has had 1 previous shot at the title, in which he was outclassed by Max Holloway, who Volkanovski has defeated twice.

The American is a much better fighter than the guy who lost to Holloway though. He's smarter, wiser, hungrier and at the top of his game. We're tipping the Aussie to defend his title, but it'll be hard, brutal work to do so.

Image source: Main Event website

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