Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez. Prediction for the fight

Mixed martial arts fighter in the featherweight category Alexander Volkanovski will meet with Yair Rodriguez in the title fight of the evening of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 290. Will the Australian be able to defeat the Mexican on July 9 in Las Vegas and what bets should he choose?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez

Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski is the promotion's featherweight champion. The Australian played in a previous fight in February 2023 against Russian Islam Makhachev (unanimous decision of the judges) when he decided to try to take the championship belt in lightweight.

In total, the 34-year-old fighter from the Green Continent has 25 wins (12 by knockout, three by submission, ten by points), two defeats. The Great will hold the fifth title defense. In July 2022, he beat the American Max Holloway (unanimously). Volkanovski holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez

Yair Rodriguez

Yair Rodriguez is the interim title holder and number one in the ranking of the best fighters in the division. The 30-year-old Mexican has 17 wins (six by knockout, five by submission, six by decision), three defeats. El Pantera has won the last two fights.

In June 2022, he defeated Brian Ortega (TKO) from the USA, and then over the American Josh Emmett (submission). However, before that, he lost to Holloway. Rodriguez holds a black belt in taekwondo. 

Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez facts

  • The fight will be complete - Volkanovski has ten wins on points.

Fight prediction

Bookmaker analysts consider Volkanovski the clear favorite for the upcoming fight. You can agree with them. However, Rodriguez is not going to be a whipping boy. There is no doubt that he will greatly complicate the fulfillment of the main task of the opponent in battle. A knockout is hardly worth waiting for. Alex should win the fight by decision.

Our prediction is Volkanovski's victory on points with odds of 2.02 in Mostbet.

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