UFC 260: Volkanovski vs. Ortega Set for Second March PPV

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 12: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his split-decision victory over Max Holloway in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The UFC has plans for second pay-per-view event in March on the 27, and the featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega is set for the date.

Per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC plans to hold a second pay-per-view event in the month of March and the featherweight title will be on the line as Alexander Volkanovski takes on top contender Brian Ortega on March 27. The card will clock in as UFC 260.

While terms have been agreed to for the featherweight title, Helwani stated that it was the UFC’s plan to have the expected heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou headline the event.  Notably, the card will be the second pay-per-view event in the month of March.  Three weeks before the event, UFC 259 will take place featuring a triple-header of championship fights with the light heavyweight, bantamweight, and women’s featherweight titles on the line.  What this means for a possible April pay-per-view is uncertain, though the UFC has traditionally kept to their monthly schedule of pay-per-view events even when they’ve had two in the month prior.

Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) currently sits at the top of the division with a 19 fight win-streak that includes back-to-back victories over longtime champion Max Holloway and wins over legendary former champion José Aldo, former title challenger Chad Mendes, and more going back to before his time in the UFC.  Former title challenger Brian Ortega (15-1, 1NC) recently returned to the win-column following a nearly two-year absence with a dominant victory over top contender Chan Sung Jung (aka The Korean Zombie) in October.

The UFC 260 undercard is currently still being built with Jimmy Crute vs Johnny Walker and Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk being the only fights to have been reported for the card so far.  The event is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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