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UFC 245 | Pro fighters make their picks for Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski title fight

Cole Shelton - December 11, 2019

In the co-main event of UFC 245, Max Holloway will look to defend his featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski. Heading into the fight, the Hawaiian champion is a -175 favorite, while the challenger is a +145 underdog. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get the predictions for the scrap. This time around, the majority believe Max Holloway’s cardio will be too much for Volkanovski, and that the champ will defend his throne.

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Alexander Volkanovski believes he'll finish Max Holloway, send him up to lightweight

Cole Shelton - December 9, 2019

Alexander Volkanovski believes he will be the first person to defeat Max Holloway in a title fight at featherweight. Hawaii’s Holloway has looked unstoppable at 145 pounds but when he tried his luck at lightweight, Dustin Poirier appeared to be too powerful a foe. 

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Jose Aldo leaning toward Max Holloway win at UFC 245

Tom Taylor - December 4, 2019

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has fought current UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway and top featherweight contender Alexander Volkanovski. As such, he has unique insight into the pair’s upcoming featherweight title fight, which is scheduled for the co-main event of UFC 245 on December 14. Aldo believes that, when the cage door closes on Holloway and Volkanovski on December 14, the champion will probably retain his title due to his size, skill and durability. That said, he acknowledges Volkanovski could win the fight.

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Jose Aldo explains why Volkanovski loss 'hurt a lot more' than McGregor KO

Tom Taylor - December 4, 2019

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has only experienced a handful of losses over the course of his legendary career. Not all of those losses stung the same. Speaking to MMA Fighting ahead of his UFC 245 battle with Marlon Moraes, which will mark his bantamweight debut, Aldo divulged that his early 2019 decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski, which occurred in his native Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “hurt a lot more” than his infamous, 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor in 2015.

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Alexander Volkanovski says he's looking past Max Holloway, will grant him immediate rematch

Adam Martin - September 23, 2019

The UFC announced over the weekend that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will defend his title against Alexander Volkanovski in the main event of UFC 245. Now, the challenger has given his thoughts on the fight in the first interview since the bout was announced. Speaking to EMG Access, Volkanovski sounded extremely confident that he will get his hand raised against Holloway. Not only does Volkanovski believe he will win in impressive fashion, he’s already talking about giving Holloway his rematch once he wins.

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Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski booked for UFC 245

Adam Martin - September 21, 2019

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will put his title on the line at UFC 245 when he takes on challenger Alexander Volkanovski. The Daily Telegraph confirmed the fight between Holloway and Volkanovski for UFC 245, which takes place December 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Journalist Nick Walshaw tweeted the news. Journalist John Hyon Ko was the first to report news of the fight back in August, but now it’s confirmed.

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Report | Max Holloway will return to the Octagon at UFC 245

Chris Taylor - August 24, 2019

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will reportedly be making another walk to the Octagon before the end of the 2019 calendar year. Gadiel Notelovitz was first to report the news, suggesting that a featherweight title fight between Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski was being discussed for December’s UFC 245 event.

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Dana White pulls plug on featherweight title fight at UFC 243

Tom Taylor - August 16, 2019

Many fans were hoping to see Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski get the opportunity to challenge Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 243 this October in Melbourne, Australia. Unfortunately, UFC President Dana White says that won’t be happen. The UFC boss shared this unfortunate news on Submission Radio. He explained that Max Holloway, who just fought at UFC 240 in late July, will be unable to make the featherweight limit in time for the October card in Melbourne.

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Max Holloway talks potential UFC 243 fight with Alex Volkanovski

Natasha Hooper - July 29, 2019

At UFC 240, Max Holloway successfully defended his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar. The Hawaiian champion has strengthened his reign by defeating some of the UFC’s best talent — now including the former lightweight champion. This leaves many wondering, who will try and dethrone “Blessed” next? Australian fighter Alex Volkanovski is currently ranked number No. 1 in the featherweight division. He most recent fights have also been against top fighters. This includes back to back wins against Darren Elkins, Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo. He is yet to be defeated in the UFC’s Octagon and is confident he’s the man to unseat Holloway.

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Alex Volkanovski details insane journey he made to be UFC 240 backup fighter

Tom Taylor - July 26, 2019

Australian featherweight contender Alex Volkanovski is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for UFC 240, and is prepared to spring in to action in the event that Max Holloway or Frankie Edgar is unable to compete in the main event. In the end, both Holloway and Edgar made weight, which means Volkanovski won’t get a short-notice title shot due to a weigh-in blunder — although it’s still possible some other disaster could render his services necessary.

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Alex Volkanovski on emergency standby for UFC 240 main event

Adam Martin - July 26, 2019

The UFC is protecting itself in case of a weigh-in mishap or last-second injury to the main event of Saturday’s UFC 240. Top featherweight contender Alexander Volkanovski is in Edmonton and on emergency standby in case something happens to headliners Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar at the official weigh-ins. Volkanovski is expected to weigh in and would jump in to fight in an emergency situation. TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter broke the news.

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Alex Volkanovski says he will be at UFC 240 'on weight ready to fill in'

Cole Shelton - June 26, 2019

After Alex Volkanovski beat Jose Aldo at UFC 237, he along with many others expected he would the next title shot. Yet, that was not the case. Instead, the Aussie was passed over as Frankie Edgar will next face Max Holloway at UFC 240 for the featherweight title. Obviously, this was disappointing news for the 30-year-old, but he says he will make the trip to Edmonton, Alberta to be on hand for the fight.

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Alex Volkanovski makes prediction for Holloway vs. Edgar

Cole Shelton - June 19, 2019

Max Holloway will look to defend his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 240 in Edmonton this July. That being said, many thought Alex Volkanovski would get the title shot against Holloway after he beat Jose Aldo. In the end, the UFC decided on Edgar which leaves the Aussie on the sidelines awaiting the winner of the fight. But given the stakes of this featherweight title bout, Alex Volkanovski says he plans on being in Edmonton in case anything happens.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 117 // Valentina Shevchenko | Jorge Masvidal | Eddie Alvarez | Alex Volkanovski

Jason Kindschy - June 16, 2019

Valentina Shevchenko returns to recap her incredible performance at UFC 238 against Jessica Eye. With what many consider a front-runner for KO of the Year, the “Bullet” further cemented her place as one of the pound-for-pound best. We’ll discuss the victory in depth, hear Valentina’s reaction to receiving a congratulatory phone call from the president of her native Kyrgyzstan, and discuss the possibility of Shevchenko bringing the UFC to her home country. With rumblings that the UFC wants to book Valentina against Liz Carmouche for July 20th in San Antonio, Texas, we’ll also get Shevchenko’s thoughts on the potential matchup and the likelihood of the bout coming to fruition.

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Alex Volkanovski warns Henry Cejudo to stay in his lane

Tom Taylor - June 14, 2019

After he defeated Marlon Moraes to become a two-division UFC champion at UFC 238, UFC flyweight and bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo announced that he hopes to move up to the featherweight division in the future and challenge for that division’s belt too. Alex Volkanovski, arguably the top contender in the UFC featherweight division, is advising Henry Cejudo to think again.

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Alex Volkanovski nearly lost his leg following blood infection

Chris Taylor - May 25, 2019

UFC featherweight contender Alex Volkanovski picked up the biggest win of his professional mixed martial arts career earlier this month, defeating Jose Aldo via unanimous decision at UFC 237. The victory, which took place in Aldo’s hometown of Rio de Janeiro, served as Volkanovski’s seventeenth win in a row.

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Alex Volkanovski arrives home after lengthy stay in Chilean hospital

Tom Taylor - May 20, 2019

Alex Volkanovski spent the last week in a Chilean hospital after a blood infection took hold on his trip home from Brazil to Australia. The good news is that the top featherweight contender has finally made it home. He updated on his health in a video posted to his official Instagram account over the weekend.

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Coach 'absolutely gutted' over Alexander Volkanovski title snub

Drake Riggs - May 16, 2019

After a massive win at UFC 237, it seemed all but certain that Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski was next in line for a crack at the UFC featherweight title. Well, the UFC had other plans as former lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar is now set to get his third shot (including interim) at the featherweight title. With UFC 243 expected to take place in October down in Australia, an event that’s also likely to be headlined by the highly anticipated middleweight title unification bout between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya, everyone seemed to think that throwing together Volkanovski and current champion, Max Holloway was the best move for the co-headliner.