Max Holloway Vs. Brian Ortega In Works For UFC 231
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is feeling better after a health scare last month which led him forced to pull off from his title defense bout against Brian Ortega at UFC 226. Now the pair’s long-awaited showdown is rebooked again.
According to MMAJunkie, both Holloway and Ortega verbally agreed to fight at on Dec. 8 at UFC 231 pay-per-view (PPV) from inside the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. But neither party signed the agreement yet, but it is expected to finalized soon.
‘Blessed’ recently update us that he’s feeling much better and seems optimistic to return to action soon. He remained under UFC observation for further tests to figure out what went wrong that caused the concussion-like symptoms. Holloway (19-3) is riding on 12 fight winning streak in a row. The ‘Hawaiian’ won the UFC’s featherweight title after knocking out Jose Aldo in Brazil back in 2017. Then in December Holloway went on to defended it against Aldo again and ended up winning the bout via third-round TKO.
Ortega (14-0)-1-NC) who got perfect professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record and won six straight fights in the UFC’s featherweight division. ‘T-City’ last fought back in March where scores a stunning first-round knockout win over Frankie Edgar and becomes the first fighter to knock out Edgar in MMA. UFC offered Ortega a short notice interim title fight against Jeremy Stephens but he turned it down, instead, he waited for Holloway to make a comeback.
Hope these two featherweights ended up fighting on December 8th card. Let’s go UFC make an official announcement.