Winner: Nick Maximov via Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28
25 Sep 2021 11:26:23 pm UTC / 24 days ago
Third Round: Brundage comes out a little more aggressive with his striking. Left-hand lands from Brundage as Maximov was level changing. Takedown attempt from Maximov, Brundage defending as he needs to stay upright.
Brundage gets on top with around 90 seconds to go and lands some big shots. Maximov is bleeding and eats a pair of hard elbows from Brundage. Maximov works again to the back of Brundage but is unable to find success. Brundage now on top landing elbows and punches, Maximov scrambles back on top with a flurry and that's the round ends.
25 Sep 2021 11:24:28 pm UTC / 24 days ago
2nd Round: The second round kicks off with Brundage looking for the takedown early, stopped by Maximov who ends up on top landing punches. Maximov has the hooks in and takes the back with lots of time to work.
Maximov lands a right hand and looks for a single. Brundage looks for a guillotine, which Maximov easily escapes. Final two minutes of the round with Maximov on top. Maximov ends the second in a dominant position. Does Brundage need a finish to win? He's getting it from James Krause right now in the corner.
25 Sep 2021 11:22:51 pm UTC / 24 days ago
Maximov lands some right hands, Brundage looking to improve position while Maximov is holding on to a single until the round ends.
25 Sep 2021 11:22:25 pm UTC / 24 days ago
Maximov is landing knees to the legs of Brundage as he looks to take this one to the mat. Brundage able to stay off his back thus far, working for a kimura. Maximov powers out.
Knee to the body and a right hand land from Brundage. Maximov shoots, Brundage gets taken down and is again working for a kimura. Maximov close to full mount, but Brundage avoiding any major damage.
25 Sep 2021 11:21:07 pm UTC / 24 days ago
Middleweight: Cody Brundage vs. Nick Maximov
1st Round: The grappling exchanges have led to nothing but standstills. Nice right hand lands from Maximov. Another clean shot landed by Maximov. Brundage answering with some low leg kicks that are getting his opponent's attention.
25 Sep 2021 11:18:34 pm UTC / 24 days ago
Welterweight: Matthew Semelsberger def. Martin Sano Jr. via KO (punch) Rd 1, 0:15 Featherweight: Jonathan Pearce def. Omar Morales via Submission (rear-naked choke) RD 2, 3:31
UFC 266 will take place on September 25, 2021, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States. All bouts will be simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT with the UFC Fight Pass prelims.
The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN & ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and the ESPN+ Pay-Per-View main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
The event sees featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski put his title on the line against top contender Brian Ortega.