We forget that because the man has been around since he was a kid. His last seven bouts have been title fights and he’s gone 5-2 in those bouts. Acceptance is key in life and western society/religions don’t really tackle this head-on like Buddhism/Eastern philosophies. Holloway doesn’t have much of a ground game but he has an excellent 85% takedown defense.

He has won 18 consecutive bouts and has not lost since his fourth professional bout in 2013. Max even said that most of his training for this fight was on ZOOM. Alex has spent years training in Phuket, Thailand at Tiger Muay Thai. The champ said he is not buying what Max is selling about him only training by ZOOM. Holloway has a record of 21-5 with 10 knockouts and two submissions. He will have to kick away to slow down Holloway while picking up the points and winning the rounds. We are not able to verify the legality of the information we provide, or your ability to use any sites that are linked to on this site, for every combination of your location, the sites’ location, and the type of service those sites provide. I believe he will be the more aggressive fighter in there and I see him throwing more volume. I’m not complaining, though. With the oddsmakers putting the minus sign beside his name for the opening odds for this bout, this will be the sixth time in nine UFC bouts where Alexander The Great is the betting favorite. 75 is A LOT of times to get kicked in the leg. That’s because when he switched to southpaw in their first bout, Volkanovski’s leg kicks weren’t as effective against him. GSP did it once but his loss to Matt Serra wasn’t a 5-round unanimous decision. Props to Matt Serra, though! He stands with a very wide base and he usually keeps the shorter guys out with his jab and eventual forward pressure. Neither man was close to being finished in the first fight. Your email address will not be published. Max Holloway is the immediate former UFC featherweight champion. Alexander Volkanovski defeated long-time UFC Featherweight world champion, Max Holloway, by unanimous decision in a 5-round striking battle.

He got clipped on the back of the head ducking a punch. As for Holloway, he will look to give Volkanovski different looks in the rematch. Relive the action from the co-main event at UFC 251 as Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway go toe-to-toe once again for the 145lb championship. That changes a lot. Menu. How can we bet on him to do something he never has before, though? Get your bets in now guys as this Volkanovski by decision line is really the only valuable play left to make on the champ. The fight is (-200) to go to a 5-round decision. On the other hand, the oddsmakers have slighted the current champion in his recent fights. Free Fight Video.

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While Holloway matches Volkanovski’s hand output and even landed more punches than the Australian, Volkanovski had a huge advantage in leg kicks at 75-17. Click on the button below to get free picks delivered to your email daily... TheSportsGeek.com is not an online gambling operator, or a gambling site of any kind. Alexander The Great threw his leg kicks consistently throughout the five round bout while keeping away from the clinch. The Aussie won via scores of 50-45, 48-47, and 48-47 to become the new featherweight champion. I love Max just like everybody. Alexander Volkanovski . Even if I cap him to win 6 out of 10 fights, we can’t make a play. After taking the title from Jose Aldo in the Summer of 2017, he gave the Brazilian legend a rematch 6 months later and the result was the same. Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys Prop Picks – NFL Week 6, Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick – NFL Week 6, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills Prop Picks – NFL Week 6, Mountaineer Park Selections for October 19, 2020 – Horse Racing Picks, Finger Lakes Racetrack Selections for October 19, 2020 – Horse Racing Picks. On the ground, completes an average of 2.16 takedowns per 15 minutes with a 3% accuracy and a 72% takedown defense. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Normally, when a champion is dethroned, it is incredibly difficult for him or her to get that belt back. All Rights Reserved. If he is to beat Holloway again, those leg kicks should be a big part of his arsenal at UFC 251. Volkanovski has been the betting underdog in his last three bouts which were against high-profile featherweights in Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, and Holloway. Moreover, Holloway got his striking game going and started to find his target more often after he switched stances. Alexander Volkanovski . That’s just fine and dandy with me, though, on Saturday. But because of Holloway’s dominance before the loss, the former champ was granted an immediate rematch and that is happening next month on Yas Island. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

We would have to give Alex 7 wins if these two fought 10 times. Good luck teaching a 39-year-old new tricks but 29, that’s doable. Stipe beat Daniel Cormier in their second fight but that was quite the back and forth battle plus Stipe was caught early in the first fight kinda like GSP. After taking the title from Jose Aldo in the Summer of 2017, he gave the Brazilian legend a rematch 6 months later and the result was the same. Holloway had won 14 consecutive bouts and asserted himself as the best featherweight in the UFC with back to back wins over Jose Aldo. The 31-year old from Wollongong, New South Wales in Australia is a former Australian Fighting Championship featherweight champion and Pacific Xtreme Combat featherweight champion. Blessed is 5-11 tall with a reach of 69 inches while fighting out of the orthodox stance.

Dustin Poirier overwhelmed “Blessed” with pressure and power punches. Max still isn’t even 29 years old. That is day one stuff.

After splitting his first six assignments inside the octagon, he won 14 consecutive bouts including four consecutive title bouts. Max successfully defended the belt against Brian Ortega and Frankie Edgar and thought he would have a go of it a weight class up at 155. Volkanovski, while he can’t get into Thailand or maybe even New Zealand, has been training very hard with his coaches in ‘Straya twice per day. Other than that, I think The Natural Randy Couture did it once at heavyweight but that’s about it. Volkanovski and Holloway have only been finished once in their respective MMA careers and that was about 8 years ago for each fighter. He was even a -265 favorite when he moved up to lightweight to challenge Dustin Poirier but lost via unanimous decision. Let’s look at those and make our prediction for the UFC Featherweight World Title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway. This one opened close by at (-200) for the champ. He landed 75/93 in the first fight. Holloway also closed at -175 when he fought Volkanovski at UFC 245.

The betting lines for the fight have opened and the current champion is a -200 favorite against the ex-champ who came back at +170. One of the three title bouts is a featherweight showdown between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and immediate former champion Max Holloway. Alexander The Great outstruck Holloway 157-134 in significant strikes landed during their first bout and he knows that he can go toe to toe with Blessed for five rounds while outpointing the high-volume Hawaiian. Contact. About. Holloway doesn’t possess that knockout power in his hands and he has yet to evolve his striking game by throwing more elbows and knees. Acceptance is the first step in many journeys and if we don’t understand the concept, we will miss out on so much that life has to offer.

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