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How to watch UFC 290 Volkanovski vs Rodríguez live in Australia


UFC 290 will see an Aussie try to win the belt, while another fights for a shot at a title.

SUMMARY: UFC 290 featuring Volkanovski vs Rodríguez is live and exclusive to Main Event and UFC. The most accessible way to stream the fight live is through Main Event via Kayo Sports.

The undisputed featherweight title is on the line with Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodríguez in UFC 290.

There are also plenty of Australians fighting on the undercard alongside Volkanovski's headline spot, including Robert Whittaker fighting for a shot at the middleweight title.

What time is UFC 290 Volkanovski vs Rodríguez in Australia?

UFC 290 is on Sunday 9 July 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The preliminary card starts at 10am AEST, while the main card gets underway from 12pm AEST.

How to watch UFC 290 Volkanovski vs Rodríguez live in Australia

The UFC 290 main card is only available as a pay-per-view (PPV) event and you have 2 options to catch Volkanovski vs Rodríguez.

You can watch on Main Event via Kayo Sports or Foxtel iQ, or you can also order the PPV via UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV or a PlayStation 4.

It costs $59.95 to view the bout.

Stream UFC 290 on Main Event via Kayo: Order Volkanovski vs Rodríguez PPV now

How to watch UFC 290 preliminary card live

To catch the preliminary bouts, all you need to do is tune in to ESPN from 10am AEST on Sunday 9 July.

A regular subscription to Foxtel iQ, Kayo, Foxtel Now or Fetch TV allows this.

Foxtel Now offers new subscribers a 10-day trial, which means you could watch the UFC 290 preliminary card for free.

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Kayo includes access to the preliminary card of UFC 290 and to every single UFC Fight Night.

Kayo offers a 7-day free trial so you can see if it is right for you.

You can also watch the preliminary bouts via a standard UFC Fight Pass subscription.

You can check out our complete guide to watching the UFC.

Watch UFC 290 live with Main Event

New, returning or existing Kayo customers can watch UFC 290 directly through Main Event.

If you head to Main Event on Kayo, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform.

Stream Volkanovski vs Rodríguez

Stream Main Event PPVs via Kayo Sports. Order UFC 290 for $59.95.

It costs $59.95 to watch and we have a guide about getting Main Event on Kayo.

If you're new to Kayo, your purchase includes access to Kayo One until 11:59pm AEDT Thursday 13 July 2023.

After that, your access to Kayo's full content library ends but you can still access Kayo Freebies.

If you have a subscription to Foxtel iQ, UFC 290 will cost $59.95 on top of your regular monthly plan.

You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the MyFoxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone.

Ordering through a phone agent incurs an additional $2 booking fee.

Main Event is unavailable to watch via Foxtel Now or Foxtel GO.

Watch Volkanovski vs Rodríguez with UFC Fight Pass

You can also watch the main event through the UFC's official website.

It will cost you $59.95 and your purchase includes viewing for 24 hours after the event starts.

You can also sign up to UFC Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 a year to continue watching plenty of UFC action outside of PPV events.

Watch UFC 290 on PlayStation or with Fetch TV

UFC 290 is available to purchase to watch if you have either of these 2 devices.

With the PlayStation 4 console, look for Live Events in the PlayStation Store.

Once you have purchased the fight, you can watch it through the My Videos menu.

It costs $59.95, or $54.95 if you're a PlayStation Plus member.

If you're using a Fetch TV box, go to Manage and then Subscriptions.

Once you have made the purchase for $59.95, you can watch it on TV or your mobile with the Fetch app.

UFC 290 full card

Main Card

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodríguez (featherweight title bout)
  • Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja (flyweight title bout)
  • Robert Whittaker vs Dricus du Plessis (middleweight)
  • Jalin Turner vs Dan Hooker (lightweight)
  • Bo Nickal vs Tresean Gore (middleweight)

Preliminary card

  • Robbie Lawler vs Niko Price (welterweight)
  • Jack Della Maddalena vs Josiah Harrell (welterweight)
  • Yazmin Jauregui vs Denise Gomes (women's strawweight)
  • Jimmy Crute vs Alonzo Menifield (light heavyweight)

UFC 290 Volkanovski vs Rodríguez fight preview

Alexander Volkanovski last stepped into the octagon to try and take the lightweight title from Islam Makhachev.

He controversially lost on a points decision, delivering only the second loss of his career and his first since 2013.


Now Volkanovski heads back to featherweight where he's won his last 5 championship fights.

He'll face Yair Rodríguez, who was crowned interim featherweight champion when Volkanovski stepped up a weight division to take on Makhachev.

This bout will determine who reigns supreme in the featherweight division.

Volkanovski is a good tactician but Rodríguez is unpredictable and possesses good speed.

We think though Volkanovski will have enough to take back his featherweight crown and once again reign in the division where he's spent the past few years on top.

Image: Kayo

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