The fight went to the judges as soon as much more, but this time it wasn’t even near — Alexander Volkanovski is the crystal clear king of the featherweights, defeating Max Holloway at UFC 276
Right after the controversial nature of their 2nd championship combat at UFC 251, Alexander Volkanovski produced confident this a single was not even close. It was even extra a person-sided than the struggle at UFC 245.
Volkanovski scored a convincing earn in excess of Max Holloway in the co-primary occasion of UFC 276 to keep the UFC featherweight championship.
All a few judges scored the bout 50-45 in favor of Volkanovski.
Alexander Volkanovski sweeps the scorecards, and the rivalry, defeating Max Holloway to keep at UFC 276
While the 1st spherical felt a lot more of a sensation-out area, it was crystal clear Volkanovski experienced the higher hand, landing the improved punches — occasionally setting them up with leg kicks — and troubling Holloway with pace.
Holloway tried to tension Volkanovski in the course of the second spherical, consistently coming ahead and throwing in kicks, but Volkanovski however did the much better career of landing strikes, including a person that opened up a lower all around his remaining eye.
Volkanovski ongoing to get the job done his jab in the 3rd round, scoring shot immediately after shot on Holloway inspite of Holloway’s ideal offensive efforts. Holloway seemed for kicks and far more combos in the fourth, but practically nothing appeared to work to sluggish Volkanovski down.
The fifth round was a complete battering, as Volkanovski nearly tagged Holloway all the way to the remaining horn.
Adhering to the battle, Volkanovski teased a transfer up to lightweight, searching for champ-champ position.