A conflict betwixt the 2 champion featherweights successful the satellite is being targeted for the UFC’s biggest amusement of the twelvemonth arsenic featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and erstwhile rubric holder Max Holloway are expected to conscionable astatine UFC 276 connected July 02. This volition beryllium their 3rd meeting, with Volkanovski having won the archetypal two. Ariel Helwani was archetypal to study the news.
Volkanovski (24-1) volition beryllium looking to widen his win-streak to 22 and further cement his spot arsenic the champion combatant astatine 145 pounds. Besides his victories implicit Holloway, “The Great” besides has names specified arsenic erstwhile champion José Aldo and erstwhile rubric challengers Brian Ortega, Chad Mendes, and Chan Sung Jung connected his resume. Most recently, helium dominated Jung (aka “The Korean Zombie”) successful April successful what was a blistering one-sided matter adjacent by Volkanovski’s standards.
Holloway (23-6) volition look to reclaim his rubric for the 2nd clip aft coming up abbreviated doubly successful razor-close bouts with Volkanovski. After putting unneurotic a 13 combat win-streak that had galore considering him to beryllium the champion featherweight of all-time, Holloway mislaid the loop to Volkanovski successful 2019 and came up abbreviated successful the contiguous rematch successful 2020. In 2021, “Blessed” turned successful a statistically superb show against Calvin Kattar and prevailed successful a Fight of the Year contenderer against Yair Rodriguez past fall.
No headliner has been made authoritative for UFC 276 though aggregate title bouts person been connected to the date. The lawsuit is scheduled to instrumentality spot astatine the T-Mobile Arena successful Las Vegas.