Max Holloway appears to have rebounded from his loss pretty well.
This past Saturday, the reigning UFC Featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski took on Max Holloway at UFC 276. Their bout served as the official co-main event of the night and was widely regarded as the people’s main event. Volkanovski dominated Holloway from the first second to the last as he scored a clean sweep on every single judges’ scorecards.
Max Holloway declares Alex Volkanovski as pound-for-pound #1
Volkanovski cemented his place as an all-time featherweight great in the UFC with a decisive win over Holloway. His recent efforts now have him on an incredible 22-fight win streak with 0 losses in the promotion. He also upped his tally to three victories over his longtime cordial rival.
After the commanding performance from ‘The Great’, Holloway was transported to the hospital and was unable to talk to reporters at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV. Following their third and likely final contest, Max Holloway took to Twitter to laud Alex Volkanovski for his tremendous showing.
“I’m still up 2-0 on knockdowns for trilogy. Prob gonna need a 4th to settle this. Just playing. Congrats to my brother @alexvolkanovski. Go get that 55 strap. You earned the shot. You’re #1 P4P right now.“
Holloway followed up with another message for his fans.
To all the fans do not cry for me Argentina. This is part of life. We need to rebuild and we will. I love you!
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) July 3, 2022
“To all the fans, do not cry for me, Argentina. This is part of life. We need to rebuild and we will. I love you!”
What’s next for ‘The Great’?
Volkanovski has prevailed over each opponent he’s faced. His rise to the top of the 145 lbs food chain came on top of wins against notable contenders and former title challengers such as Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Brian Ortega, and now a third and decisive one over Max Holloway.
‘The Great’ has expressed interest in moving up a weight class to lightweight in a bid to attain double champ status. With the 155 lbs division lacking an official champion, a potential matchup between Volkanovski and former division champion Charles Oliveira could be on the cards.
There don’t seem to be many clear contenders at his size. Volkanovski also made huge advancements in moving up on the pound for pound rankings with an ever-improving performance in each outing.