Zabit Magomedsharipov issues challenge to champ Alexander Volkanovski: ‘Let’s try new blood’

Zabit Magomedsharipov has his sights set on UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. With Yair Rodriguez injured and out of their expected Aug. 29 matchup, Magomedsharipov (18-1 MMA, 6-0) and the UFC are in search of a new featherweight opponent. Wednesday, Magomedsharipov called out Volkanovski (22-9 MMA, 9-0 UFC) in an Instagram post. “My next fight […]

Alexander Volkanovski: Another Max Holloway rematch ‘doesn’t really make sense’ right now

Maybe a trilogy fight will happen down the line, but right now, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski isn’t interested in another immediate rematch against former titleholder Max Holloway. Twice Volkanovski (22-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) has competed against Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) – and twice he has won by decision. Despite UFC president Dana White […]

Dana White: ‘Hard to not’ consider booking Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 next

Alexander Volkanovski’s next challenger isn’t set, according to UFC president Dana White. However, in a recent interview with ESPN, White indicated it’ll be tough for the promotion not to go in the direction of a third fight against Max Holloway – especially considering that many other top contenders will be tied up over the next […]

Calvin Kattar ready for anyone in the top-5, but ‘I can make it a bad day for Alexander Volkanovski’

Calvin Kattar traveled across the globe to take a risky fight against a surging contender and came back home to Massachusetts with an important main event win. “The Boston Finisher” defeated Dan Ige in the UFC on ESPN 13 featherweight headliner last week and has put himself in a prime position in a loaded, if […]

Calvin Kattar sends message to featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski after win at UFC on ESPN 13

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Calvin Kattar isn’t going to try to talk himself into a title fight. But if UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski really wants to face the best contenders in the division, he’s ready for the challenge. Following a unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in the UFC on […]

Robbery Review: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway at UFC 251

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown around carelessly and is often steeped in bias. With Robbery Review, we’ll take a look back at controversial fights and determine whether the judges were rightly criticized for their decision […]

Dan Ige: Max Holloway Deserved to Beat Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251

Dan Ige had a complicated rooting interest while viewing the featherweight title bout at UFC 251 this past Saturday. View full post on Recent News on

Alexander Volkanovski Believes He Finished Max Holloway Chapter of Career at UFC 251

Alexander Volkanovski’s second triumph over Max Holloway wasn’t nearly as clear as the first, but the Australian champion put together a strong finish to earn a contentious split-decision triumph in the UFC 251 co-main event on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 251 live blog: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This is the UFC 251 live blog for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway, the featherweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski hopes to solidify his reign as champ after ending’s Holloway title reign this past December at UFC […]

UFC 251: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway odds, picks and best bets

(Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Sportsbook Wire, part of the USA TODAY Network.) Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway tangle in a rematch for the featherweight title on the main card Saturday at UFC 251 at the UFC’s Fight Island facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The prelims kick off at 6 p.m. ET […]

Volkanovski Ready To Prove Them Wrong Again

Featherweight Champ Continues His Quest To Be The G.O.A.T. Saturday At UFC 251 Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

UFC 251 breakdown: Can Max Holloway take title back from Alexander Volkanovski?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the co-main event for UFC 251. UFC 251 takes place Saturday at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. Alexander Volkanovski (21-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) […]

Jon Anik: Alexander Volkanovski knew he’d have to beat Max Holloway twice

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images While much of the attention is on the new main event between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, the lead play-by-play voice of the UFC is just as excited for the other two world title fights set for this Saturday night. Most notably, Jon Anik is fascinated by […]

Alexander Volkanovski ‘Needs to Be Compensated’ for Potential Matchup with Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo recently claimed that a featherweight title shot against Alexander Volkanovski could

Max Holloway: Alexander Volkanovski talking like a challenger instead of acting like the champ

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Max Holloway isn’t sure what to make of Alexander Volkanovski’s attitude heading into their rematch at UFC 251 on Saturday night. While the Australia-born featherweight enters the fight as the reigning and defending 145-pound champion, Holloway hasn’t seen that kind of confidence from his opponent in the lead up to the […]

Video: Alexander Volkanovski UFC 251 media day scrum

MMA Fighting YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — At UFC 251 media day, Alexander Volkanovski talks about Max Holloway criticism of their first fight, how he plans to become the greatest featherweight of all-time, becoming a published author, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

The War Room: Dan Hardy breaks down Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 2 at UFC 251

UFC 251 brings a stacked card of fights to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi for the promotion’s inaugural “Fight Island” event, on Saturday, July 11, as the newly-crowned UFC featherweight champion makes the first defense of his title against the man he defeated to win it. Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski produced the best performance of his UFC […]

Max Holloway reveals Alexander Volkanovski ‘asked’ for rematch at UFC 251

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The sting of losing the UFC featherweight championship didn’t really weigh Max Holloway down too much after falling to Alexander Volkanovski this past December. While many called him the greatest 145-pound fighter of all time, Holloway never bought into the hype or accolades surrounding his title reign and instead he just […]

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway full fight video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway full fight video showcases the memorable first encounter between the two fighters at UFC 245. Volkanovski won his 18th straight fight, earning a unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 50-45) against Holloway in the co-main event on Dec. 14, 2019 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. […]

UFC 251 video: Alexander Volkanovski blogs journey from Sydney to Abu Dhabi

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has touched down in Abu Dhabi for his featherweight title rematch with Max Holloway. Volkanovski’s (21-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) trip was no short one as he ventured from his native Australia to get to Yas Island, where the July 11 rematch against Holloway (21-5 MMA, 17-5 UFC) is set to […]

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