UFC 290 3rd Round TKO

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 UFC 290: Alexander Volkanovski Dominates Rodriguez to Defend Featherweight Title with 3rd-Round TKO

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In an impressive display of skill and dominance, Alexander Volkanovski proved his greatness by defeating Yair Rodriguez and successfully defending his featherweight championship at UFC 290. The highly anticipated main event of UFC 290 took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where Volkanovski showcased his capabilities.


Throughout the fight at UFC 290, Volkanovski outperformed Rodriguez in every aspect of the game. He demonstrated superior striking, grappling, and wrestling techniques, leaving his opponent struggling to keep up. The match concluded at 4:19 of the third round when Volkanovski landed a powerful right cross that visibly hurt Rodriguez. Backed against the cage, Rodriguez found himself in trouble as Volkanovski swiftly followed him, lifting him above his shoulders, and slamming him to the mat. Referee Herb Dean made the necessary call to stop the fight, protecting Rodriguez from further punishment.


Volkanovski's victory at UFC 290 was a clear statement following his close defeat to Islam Makhachev in February. Despite the disappointment of that loss, Volkanovski maintained his position ahead of Makhachev in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings, just behind heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Any concerns that Volkanovski might have lacked motivation or fallen short in his preparation were quickly dismissed with his dominant performance against Rodriguez.


Rodriguez, known for his dangerous striking and exceptional kicks, failed to pose a significant threat to the champion at UFC 290. Volkanovski's well-executed game plan neutralized Rodriguez's strengths, leaving him unable to gain an advantage. Volkanovski's mindset played a crucial role in his preparation, acknowledging his respected opponent but ultimately embracing his role as the reigning champion. He expressed his confidence, stating, "I'm the champ. I'm the king of this division. No one was ever stopping me."

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Volkanovski Shines Victorious: Featherweight Title Defended in Spectacular Fashion at UFC 290 in Las Vegas.


Throughout the fight at UFC 290, Volkanovski demonstrated his versatility by effectively utilizing his wrestling skills, keeping Rodriguez on his back for extended periods and landing impactful strikes from the top position. By the end of the second round, Rodriguez appeared beaten, physically and mentally drained.


While Rodriguez had previously claimed the interim title by submitting Josh Emmett in February, Volkanovski showcased his ability to nullify his opponent's strengths at UFC 290. Similar to legendary welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Volkanovski possesses a well-rounded skill set and an exceptional fight IQ. He emphasized his desire to break records and achieve more in the sport, highlighting his determination and work ethic.


Volkanovski's victory at UFC 290 solidified his position as a dominant force in the featherweight division. As he continues his journey, he remains focused on his goals and promises to continue pushing himself in the gym. With his well-rounded skills, unmatched determination, and strategic mindset, the sky's the limit for Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290.

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