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UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez- Preview, Prediction, and Odds

UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez- Preview, Prediction, and Odds

UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez- Preview, Prediction, and Odds
UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez: After an exciting UFC Fight Night 228 card last weekend, action resumes thick and fast with UFC 290 this weekend. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will face interim champion Yair Rodriguez to crown the division’s undisputed champion. So ahead of the fight, we preview the contest and give our […]

UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez: After an exciting UFC Fight Night 228 card last weekend, action resumes thick and fast with UFC 290 this weekend. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will face interim champion Yair Rodriguez to crown the division’s undisputed champion. So ahead of the fight, we preview the contest and give our prediction. Follow UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez LIVE Streaming update with Insidesport.IN. 

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Volkanovski vs Rodriguez will headline a stacked card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 8. The card will feature the likes of Brandon Moreno, Robert Whittaker, and many others. However, the main event will undoubtedly be the main focus.

UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez- Preview, Prediction, and Odds

UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez- Preview, Prediction, and Odds

Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez Preview and Prediction

Volkanovski comes into this contest with a 25-2 record and on the back of a controversial defeat to Islam Makhachev. Rodriguez comes into UFC 290 with a 16-3 record and on the back of an impressive win to claim the interim title against Josh Emmett.

When we look at their physical attributes, Volkanovski stands at 5’6”, has a 71.5” punching reach and a 36” leg reach. Rodriguez stands at 5’11”, has a 71” punching reach, and a 41.5” leg reach. Therefore, the Mexican has a big upper hand in the physical aspects.

If we look at the numbers, the fight gets even closer. Volkanovski lands 6.3 significant strikes per minute at 59% accuracy and gets 1.5 takedowns per fifteen minutes at 34% accuracy. Rodriguez, on the other hand, lands 4.7 significant strikes per minute at 51% accuracy and gets 0.79 takedowns per fifteen minutes at 28% accuracy. Therefore, there is not much to separate the two in terms of the stats.

Our prediction: Alexander Volkanovski beats Yair Rodriguez by a decision.

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Volkanovski vs Rodriguez latest odds

According to DraftKings, the official betting site of the UFC, Alexander Volkanovski enters the contest as the firm favorite. The Australian is a -410 favorite while the Mexican is a +310 underdog. Therefore, fans who want to earn a quick buck on the event have their work cut out for them.

However, whether you are backing Rodriguez or Volkanovski, we encourage you to bet responsibly as one punch can change the fight.

So there you have it. This is what we think will happen at UFC 290 Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez. What do you make of the event? Who do you think will come out on top?

Follow UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez LIVE Streaming updates with Insidesport.IN. 

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