The long-awaited trilogy battle Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway is scheduled to take place at UFC 272 on March 5. Additionally, UFC 272 pay-per-view will also feature a highly-anticipated unified rematch between nasty rivals Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan.
Based on ESPN MMABrett Okamoto, UFC president Dana White has confirmed that UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will defend his title against Max Holloway at UFC 272. The bout will mark their third meeting inside the octagon.
Their first bout came at UFC 245 in December 2019. It saw Alexander Volkanovski enter the fight as challenger and beat ‘Bless’ for the title via unanimous decision. . Their rematch took place at UFC 251 in July 2020, with ‘The Great’ winning again, this time via split decision.
After that, Alexander Volkanovski competed once, defeating Brian Ortega via a unanimous decision last September. Meanwhile, Max Holloway has fought twice since his rematch with Volkanovski.
Holloway’s last two games came in 2021 and saw him land a unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez respectively.
Okamoto noted that White also confirmed that the rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan will see the duo clash in their high-belt unification match at UFC 272.
Aljamain Sterling entered their first fight as a challenger and defeated Petr Yan via DQ (Disqualification) at UFC 259 in March 2021. Yan was disqualified due to an illegal knee-smash to the head during when Sterling lay on the carpet in the fourth inning.
‘Funk Master’ has been out of action due to injury problems ever since. Meanwhile, Yan returns to defeat Cory Sandhagen via unanimous decision and claim the UFC interim bantamweight title at UFC 267 in October 2021.
Alexander Volkanovski believes a third loss to him will tarnish Max Holloway’s legacy
Late last year, Alexander Volkanovski posted a video on his YouTube channel, criticizing Max Holloway for not calling him out after hitting Yair Rodriguez. ‘The Great’ went on to suggest that Holloway is trying to avoid facing him in a three-part match, as he fears he will lose to the Australian champion for a third time will tarnish his legacy.
“For Max, this is a big deal. You fight me again, and lose, and lose to me by 0 and 3 to me in the featherweight division of your infancy – Max in your prime. peak period – You talk about legacy?Your name is not in GOAT [Greatest Of All Time] more conversations. ”
‘The Great’ goes on to assert that if Holloway loses again, his featherweight run will be ruined.
“He lost again, we don’t know. Your Legacy in Featherweight – Faded. Be truth. Zero and three in your infancy. ”
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