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Israel Adesanya v Jared Cannonier - UFC 276: All You Need to Know

Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski put their respective middleweight and featherweight titles on the line at UFC 276.

Adesanya, ranked No.3 in the men's pound-for-pound rankings, has dominated the middleweight division since stepping into the UFC octagon in 2018, winning all 11 of his fights.

The Nigerian's only career loss came when he stepped up to fight light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in 2021.

He makes the fifth defence of his middleweight strap in Las Vegas and can be backed at 2/9 to defeat 13/5 Jared Cannonier, who is ranked No.2 in the division.

Cannonier had previously struggled to find his place in the light heavyweight division but looks much more comfortable at middleweight.

Tha Killa Gorilla has won five of his six bouts at 185lbs but his only defeat came against Robert Whittaker, who has lost twice to Adesanya.

The co-main event at UFC 276 also has a title on the line when 8/15 Volkanovski takes on 6/4 Holloway for a third time.

Volkanovski has won the two previous meetings, taking the featherweight title from Holloway at UFC 245 before successfully defending in a rematch at UFC 251.

The Australian is unbeaten in 21 fights with 11 of those coming in the UFC and he's No.2 in the men's pound-for-pound rankings.

Holloway has secured back-to-back wins after those two defeats to Volkanovski and will be seeking revenge at the T-Mobile Arena.


UFC 276


T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


01:00, Sunday 3rd July, 2022

How to watch

BT Sport1


Israel Adesanya 2/9, Jared Cannonier 13/5, Alexander Volkanovski 8/15, Max Holloway 6/4 

What is the significance of the main event?

Adesanya is undoubtedly one of the best to ever compete in the middleweight division but he has a chance to further cement his legacy at UFC 276.

He's currently tied for the most consecutive wins in the UFC's middleweight division (11) with Anderson Silva and looks set to surpass the Spider on Sunday.

If he comes through successfully against Cannonier, there aren't many hugely appealing fights left in the division, having beaten the majority of the current top-six, so a move up to light heavyweight could potentially be on the cards.

There's plenty of intrigue in the co-main with Holloway seeking redemption against Volkanovski.

It's clear that Volkanovski and Holloway are levels above the rest of the featherweight division but, so far, the latter has struggled to match his rival after suffering two defeats.

Both of those losses, however, came via decision and another 25-minute classic could be on the cards in Las Vegas.

Like Adesanya, Volkanovski, who is unbeaten in 21 fights, has hinted at switching weight class if he prevails again.

Where is UFC 276 taking place?

Sunday's event is hosted at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, United States.

When is UFC 276?

UFC 276 takes place on July 3rd.

What time is UFC 276?

The prelims are scheduled to get underway at 01:00 with the main card set for 03:00. Adesanya v Cannonier should take place around 05:00.

Can I watch UFC 276 on TV?

Yes. The early prelims are available on UFC Fight Pass before the prelims and main card at UFC 276 are broadcast live on BT Sport 1.

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What are their records?

Israel Adesanya - 23 fights, 22 wins (15 KOs), 1 defeat.

Jared Cannonier - 20 fights, 15 wins (10 KOs), 5 defeats.

Alexander Volkanovski - 25 fights, 24 wins (12 KOs), 1 defeat.

Max Holloway - 29 fights, 23 wins (10 KOs), 6 defeats.

What are the odds?

Middleweight champion Adesanya is the 2/9 favourite to successfully defend his belt in the main event, while challenger Cannonier can be backed at 13/5.

Featherweight champion Volkanovski is also rated as a favourite, priced at 8/15, as he looks to land a third victory over 6/4 underdog Holloway.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

Main Card:

Sean Strickland v Alex Pereira
Pedro Munhoz v Sean O'Malley

Preliminary Card:

Brad Riddell v Jalin Turner
Robbie Lawler v Bryan Barberena
Ian Garry v Gabriel Green
Jim Miller v Donald Cerrone

Early Preliminary Card:

Uriah Hall v Andre Muniz
Jessica Eye v Maycee Barber
Brad Tavares v Dricus du Plessis
Jessica-Rose Clark v Julija Stoliarenko

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