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UFC free fight: Alexander Volkanovski edges out Max Holloway to withhold featherweight title

Alexander Volkanovski had to climate barely of an early storm, but within the cease did enough to end out Max Holloway all over all once more.

After dethroning Holloway to gain the featherweight title at UFC 245, the pair rematched within the co-most most important match of UFC 251 in July 2020.

In what used to be mainly a feeling out process to originate up Spherical 1, Volkanovski employed efficient leg kicks factual take care of he did in their first fight, whereas Holloway tried to hurry him down. But Holloway used to be landing the extra valuable strikes, tagging Volkanovski with a mammoth head kick to end the spherical.

The champion recovered properly and endured to decrease away with leg kicks, whereas making Holloway pay on the counter. But Holloway endured to be the aggressor and all over all once more, with seconds winding down within the spherical, he in temporary dropped Volkanovski with an uppercut and used to be up mammoth heading into the third.

But Volkanovski got right here out with a process of urgency within the championship rounds, ramping up his strike count and tying Holloway up within the clinch. He began to safe a dwelling for his jab and landed a pair of temporary takedowns to end out the fight solid. Two of the judges awarded Volkanovski the fight and the champion retained his title via split resolution.

Volkanovski (22-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) returns to motion on Sept. 25 when he takes on Brian Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) within the most most important match of UFC 266, which takes dwelling at T-Mobile Enviornment in Las Vegas.

Sooner than he faces Ortega, relive Volkanovski’s gain over Holloway within the video above.

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