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Alexander Volkanovski needs a shot at ‘double-champ standing’ with one other win over Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski needs a shot at ‘double-champ standing’ with one other win over Max Holloway

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski faces former titleholder Max Holloway for the third time within the UFC 276 co-main occasion on July 2.

Volkanovski defeated Holloway by unanimous determination to seize the 145-pound championship of their first battle at UFC 245 in December 2019. A direct rematch was booked and the 2 fought once more at UFC 251 in July 2020. The rematched led to a cut up determination with some viewing the choice as controversial.

The trilogy match takes place at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. With one other win over Holloway, Volkanovski plans to request a possibility to go up and problem for the light-weight title.

“That’s why I discuss this third battle with Max being a giant one. Dana [White] has even touched on it, that after this one I’ll go do my factor. It’s going to offer me that point to go and at the very least have an opportunity to go after that double-champ standing,” Volkanovski mentioned throughout a press conference in Sydney, Australia.

“That’s what I would like, so I’m going what I plan on doing and that’s what I’m going to name for.”

Charles Oliveira holds the light-weight strap. Whereas Volkanovski considers Oliveira harmful, he believes that the Brazilian is certainly beatable.

“After I take a look at Oliveira, harmful fighter. Harmful fighter. Lots of people like watching him battle, and thrilling fights. However clearly he has confirmed that he could be beat. He confirmed that in his previous couple of. Although they have been thrilling, he was virtually beat in each a type of occasions,” Volkanovski mentioned.

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“The is, with me, I ain’t going to offer him these alternatives. If I land large on somebody, they ain’t going to get the chance to land large on me. That’s not how we roll. I’m going to land large and never get hit. That’s the entire level.

“I plan on shifting up. He’s harmful. It’s going to be an ideal battle, and I believe it’ll be a large battle. I positively consider that I can go that double-champ standing and I’ll achieve success. However let’s fear about Max.”

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