UFC 276: Alexander Volkanovski places 1-sided beatdown on Max Holloway to finish rivalry (Video clip)
See fellow UFC fighters respond to the learn-course general performance set on by Alexander Volkanovski as he retained the UFC featherweight championship from Max Holloway at UFC 276
Alexander Volkanovski place his rivalry with Max Holloway to bed in emphatic style at UFC 276, putting on a placing clinic and an complete beatdown to retain the UFC featherweight championship in the co-principal celebration.
Volkanovski acquired off to a potent get started even all through the feeling-out procedure, proving to have the cleaner, quicker and crisper strikes. This was even more emphasised in the 2nd round, when one of Volkanovski’s strikes opened up a unpleasant gash all-around the remaining eye of Holloway.
Regardless of Holloway’s most effective efforts to strain Volkanovski and employ kicks additional, Volkanovski just looked that a lot improved. Volkanovksi’s pace and technique didn’t gradual down and did not diminish in strength.
In the fifth spherical, Holloway confirmed off his heart, chin and fighting spirit by not backing down as blood trickled all more than his encounter. But it was not even near — all three judges scored the bout for Volkanovski with 50-45 scores.
UFC 276: Pros react to Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3
Volkanovski and Holloway first met at UFC 245, with Volkanovski successful a very clear-slice decision to acquire the UFC featherweight title. They’d rematch months later on at UFC 251, with Volkanovski winning once more — this time by a highly controversial split determination.
Given that their second struggle, Volkanovski has retained the title versus Brian Ortega and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Holloway, in the meantime, has scored unanimous decision wins in excess of Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez.