‘Everyone Wants That Fight and I Want It Too’- Alexander Volkanovski Ready for a Third Dance With Max Holloway

Published 09/23/2021, 8:18 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 10: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia poses on the scale during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski recently revealed he’d be up for a trilogy fight with Max Holloway once he’s dealt with Brian Ortega. A matchup that certainly left fans hungry for more. Both fights between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski were incredibly close, with the Aussie retaining belt via a split decision victory at UFC 251.

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‘The Great’ is all set to defend his featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 266. This featherweight title bout will serve as the main event of the pay-per-view on September 25 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Recently, ‘The Great’ appeared in an interview with Megan Olivi. He answered many questions about his fight and career. While being asked about who his next opponent could be, Volkanovski said,

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“If it’s Max, it will be Max. I know everyone wants that fight and I want it too, but obviously, I’ve got Ortega to worry about. Probably Max or Yair. Whoever wins that fight, if that fight does happen.”

If Holloway secures a win over Yair Rodriguez in his next fight, the trilogy might turn into a reality. This fight surely has the potential to garner a lot of attention from the MMA universe.

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Will Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 3 Happen

Alexander Volkanovski and the former featherweight champion Max Holloway crossed paths twice in the promotion for featherweight gold. Although ‘The Great’ has won both the fights, many fans believe that the second fight was a close one and Holloway should have gotten his belt back.

However, it was Volkanovski’s hand that got raised at the end of the bout at UFC 251. Now ‘The Great’ will defend his gold strap against ‘T-City’ this Sunday. Meanwhile, ‘Blessed’ has quickly returned to his winning ways. The 29-year-old broke multiple UFC records in his latest outing against Calvin Kattar earlier this year. He is currently #2 in the featherweight division and another win will guarantee the Hawaiian a third title fight against Volkanovski.

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The current champion is also interested in running it back with Holloway. Volkanovski will look to secure his legacy with a third win against one of the greatest featherweights of all time, Max Holloway.

Would you like to see a trilogy fight between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski?

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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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