Alexander Volkanovski Outclasses Max Holloway To End Rivalry – UFC 276 Results (Highlights)

Volkanovski ended his rivalry with Holloway with a virtuoso performance to defend his featherweight title at UFC 276.

Alexander Volkanovski

A featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway is taking place now (Saturday, July 2, 2022) at UFC 276.

Round 1

Lots of feinting from both men early on, especially with kicks. Volkanovski blocks a head kick. Holloway jabs the body and just avoids a counter from Volkanovski. Volkanovski connects with a right. Volkanovski lands another during an exchange. Holloway with a body kick. Volkanovski with a leg kick after another right connects. Volkanovski is talking to Holloway now as he continues to find success and land. Holloway responds later on, but doesn’t land on Volkanovski. Volkanovski blocks a head kick. The round ends.

Round 2

Volkanovski continues having success early on as he has the speed advantage. Holloway connects with a leg kick. Both fighters connect in the pocket, but it appears Volkanovski landed the bigger shot. Holloway puts the pressure on Volkanovski. Volkanovski gets the body lock and has Holloway against the fence. Holloway gets out but eats an elbow on the way out. Holloway is bleeding now which appears to be from the elbow. Holloway sees his kicks blocked. Holloway is more active now, but not landing anything troubling Volkanovski. Volkanovski partially drops Holloway with a leg kick. Volkanovski with a combination. Holloway misses a spinning back kick.

Round 3

Holloway is advancing forward, but not throwing with the volume we’re used to. Volkanovski continues to be impressive both offensively and defensively. Holloway is having some moments, but they’re only a few like a left jab. Volkanovski connects with a right which may have reopened the cut. Volkanovski clinches Holloway against the fence. Volkanovski with a spinning back elbow as they break. Volkanovski slips a Holloway combination and rips the body. Holloway partially lands a flying knee. However, Volkanovski remains in control and ends the round strong.

Round 4

Volkanovski avoids a Holloway right and clinches him up again. Holloway lands a combination, but he can’t keep it up. Volkanovski continues to dictate the pace. Holloway lands a couple of kicks. Volkanovski slips and Holloway takes his back. However, Volkanovski gets out of it with ease. Volkanovski continues to evade strikes. Holloway is landing a few kicks here and there, but he is struggling out there and looks a step below Volkanovski. Holloway connects with some spinning back kicks as the round ends.

Round 5

Holloway needs a finish and looks for the takedown. However, Volkanovski defends it. Volkanovski lands a leg kick. Volkanovski continues to jab Holloway up and land leg kicks. Holloway’s head kick is blocked. Holloway goes for another takedown but Volkanovski defends once again. Volkanovski is now landing a lot more as Holloway’s face is fully covered in blood. Holloway looks to land strikes, but Volkanovski evades as he’s done all night. The fight comes to an end and this is the most convincing performance out of the three. Volkanovski should defend his title once again and end the rivalry.

Official Result: Alexander Volkanovski defeats Max Holloway via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).

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