Alexander Volkanovski, Islam Makhachev, Francis Ngannou and others react to the placing struggle between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez

Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez took one another to their limits within the UFC Vegas 42 predominant occasion on Saturday.

Holloway finally claimed a unanimous determination victory (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) contained in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Nonetheless, Rodriguez definitely shone on his return from a two-year hiatus as effectively. The MMA world lauded each fighters for his or her spectacular performances.

The likes of UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, heavyweight titleholder Francis Ngannou, interim bantamweight champ Petr Yan and light-weight contender Islam Makhachev have been the primary to react.

Most of them praised ‘Blessed’ and ‘El Pantera’ for his or her placing prowess and sturdiness contained in the octagon throughout the principle occasion.

Here is how fellow MMA stars reacted to the Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez UFC Vegas 42 headliner:

Nice struggle!! Very aggressive…effectively executed lads 👏 #UFCVegas42

Grasp of sport in boxing 🤫

Kicks are nice and all however they use considerably extra vitality. Can Yair stick with it? We all know max can! #UFCVegas42

What a spherical for @BlessedMMA wow! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

Large first spherical, shut one 🤷‍♂️, liking the little push max is utilizing #UFCVegas42

Max Holloway will most definitely obtain the following shot at UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski

A number of MMA followers and pundits felt Max Holloway defeated Alexander Volkanovski of their rematch at UFC 251 final July. Nonetheless, the bout led to a break up determination that fell within the Australian champion’s favor.

Volkanovski additionally beat Holloway the primary time the pair met. Their conflict at UFC 245 in December 2019 led to a unanimous determination triumph for ‘The Nice.

Max Holloway defeated Alexander Volkanovski in their rematch as per the Global Scorecard.Winning dominant rounds should carry more weight than winning razor close rounds and that’s what you see in this data.#UFCVegas42

Each Volkanovski and UFC president Dana White have confused prior to now that the winner of the Holloway vs. Rodriguez encounter deserved the following title shot within the 145-pound weight class.

Now that ‘Blessed’ has received the struggle, it is nonetheless unclear if he needs to struggle for the belt subsequent and full his trilogy with ‘The Nice’.

“If you wish to be the most effective you bought to beat the most effective, and the most effective is Blessed child!” 🐐Winner by unanimous determination, MAX HOLLOWAY!!! 🥊An unbelievable struggle, and nice respect from Max to Yair “This man is a freekin warrior!” 🤝#UFCVegas42

Throughout his post-fight octagon interview with commentator Michael Bisping, Max Holloway stated he would not thoughts who he squares off in opposition to subsequent, be it Volkanovski, Conor McGregor or anybody else.

Holloway and McGregor fought means again in August 2013. ‘The Infamous’ received the competition through unanimous determination. Now Holloway appears decided to degree his rating with the Irishman and make a giant payday within the course of. | Alexander Volkanovski, Islam Makhachev, Francis Ngannou and others react to the placing struggle between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez

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