Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko had no intentions of relinquishing their belts on Saturday at UFC 266 . Both entered the event with gold around their waists, and they exited the exact same way after two spectacular title-fight performances at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas In the main event, Volkanovski (23-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) put on one of the best fights of the year against Brian Ortega (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC). After a thrilling affair for five rounds, the Aussie earned a unanimous decision to defend his strap for the second time and record his 20th consecutive victory overall. Shevchenko (22-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) remained undefeated in the women’s flyweight division with her sixth consecutive defense as she dispatched of an overmatched Lauren Murphy (15-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) courtesy of a fourth-round TKO

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