MMA Fans Go Wild on Twitter as Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega Put On the Fight of the Year at UFC 266

Published 09/26/2021, 2:04 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his split-decision victory over Max Holloway in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The intriguing featherweight title bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega served as the main event at the UFC 266 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This was Volkanovski’s second title defense in the promotion.

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‘The Great’ was undefeated in the UFC and was on an amazing nine-fight win streak. Meanwhile, the #2 in the featherweight division, Ortega, earned his shot at gold on the back of a win against Chan Sung Jung.

The featherweight title fight was a close one and both the fighters put on an amazing performance inside the cage.’The Great’ landed heavy jabs in the first and second rounds of the fight. However, ‘T-City’ quickly retaliated and caught the Aussie fighter with a few submissions in the third round. Unfortunately for him, these attempts only angered ‘The Great’.

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Both the fighters exchanged vicious strikes in the long-drawn battle and kept the fans on their feet for most of the time. However, the bout ended with both men standing on their feet. Alexander won the fight and successfully defended his featherweight gold via unanimous decision in the end.

Here is how the Twitter community reacted to the amazing fight.

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The featherweight fighters’ performance in the event entertained the lightweight champion of UFC Charles Oliveira.

UFC welterweight fighter Stephen Thompson reacted to the fight.

 

Megan Anderson lauded her compatriot.

The former two-division champion of UFC, Henry Cejudo, also reacted to the fight.

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Hence, the fight not only entertained the fans, but also the MMA fighters. Following his win, Alexander Volkanovski has defeated almost every fighter in the featherweight roster. That being said, it will excite the fans to see who the UFC puts in front of him next.

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Meanwhile, fans will expect Brian Ortega to regroup and bounce back in the win column. What did you make of this amazing featherweight bout? Is Max Holloway next for the champion? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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