Australia’s UFC featherweight world champion Alexander “The Nice” Volkanovski has lived as much as his title with a dominant factors win and third victory over former title holder Max Holloway in UFC 276 in Las Vegas.
Volkanovski , from the NSW South Coast city of Windang, dominated along with his fists, punishing Holloway with left jabs and proper hand blows, opening up a reduce above the Hawaiian’s left eyebrow within the second spherical.
Whereas the primary two fights have been shut, 33-year-old Volkanovski dominated their third encounter along with his quick palms, profitable each spherical on all three judges’ scorecards.
The No.2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter within the UFC, Volkanovski has gained 22 fights in a row since this solely MMA loss in 2013.
He improves to 25-1 and 11-0 within the UFC.
The hand velocity benefit of the 33-year-old champion was obvious from the outset after a cagey first couple of minutes when each males threw a whole lot of feints.
“Too quick for you,” Volkanovski informed the challenger within the octagon.
Volkanovski relied totally on hand strikes, sometimes throwing in some kicks and the odd elbow.
Holloway had some success along with his kicks however landed few significant punches as Volkanovski displayed good head and ft motion.
The 30-year-old challenger had radiated depth and spoke aggressively within the leadup to the battle, however couldn’t discover a method to hassle Volkanovski.
“Max Holloway is an absolute beast,” Volkanovski mentioned.
“That depth that we each had, the previous few days I wanted it. I actually wanted it.”
The Australian’s masterclass had the commentators purring with former UFC heavyweight and lightweight heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier saying “I’m in awe at his enhancements.”
Volkanovski has now made 4 defences of the title he took off Holloway in 2019.
After his earlier defence he steered he would take a look at shifting as much as light-weight and reiterated that after his newest victory.
“I need to be busy, I don’t assume this division itself can maintain me busy,” Volkanovski mentioned.
“I need to transfer up and go for double champion, I’ll maintain two divisions busy.
“I’d like to get that double champ standing and if I get each belts I’ll maintain them each busy.”