In the co-main event at UFC 245, the featherweight belt changed hands. Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway via decision. Amanda Nunes retained her bantamweight belt taking a decision over Germaine de Randamie at the T-Mobile Arena. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Here are the staredowns from the ceremonial weigh-in featuring all fighters competing at the UFC 245 fight card on Dec. 14 at the T-Mobile Arena. There are three title fights on the main card with the main event featuring a middleweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal).
All fighters involved in the three title fights happening on Dec. 14 event at the T-Mobile Arena made weight. Only Jessica Eye, who trains in Las Vegas, missed weight. She came in 5-pounds heavy for her women’s flyweight bout against Viviane Araujo. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Max Holloway said during UFC 245 media day that he expects a ton of Hawaiians, from his native state and the “Ninth Island” of Las Vegas, to come support him during his title bout at the T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 14 against Alexander Volkanovski. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UFC 236 will feature a pair of interim title fights. In the main event, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will face lightweight contender Dustin Poirier and middleweights Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum will collide in the co-main event. UFC 236 will take place in Atlanta, Ga., on Apr. 13.
UFC featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega will put his undefeated record on the line when he challenges the division’s reigning champion Max Holloway in the co-main event of UFC 226.
Native Hawaiian and UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway says competing on the “ninth Island” is the next best thing to fighting in his home state.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of UFC superstar Conor McGregor by the New York Police Department after an incident at a media event at Barclays Center on Thursday. A spokesperson for the NYPD wouldn’t confirm or deny the claim. “We have no information on this matter at this time,” an officer in the public information office said. “We are currently investigating the situation.” The group was allegedly in search of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is fighting Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 223 on Saturday. McGregor’s group can be seen on videos posted on social media throwing chairs and security barricades in the bowels of the arena.
Review-Journal MMA reporters Adam Hill and Heidi Fang preview and give their picks for the main event and co-main event of UFC 223 taking place in Brooklyn, New York on Apr. 7. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway will vie for the undisputed lightweight belt. A rematch for the strawweight title will serve as the co-main event where Rose Namajunas will put her belt on the line against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
After finishing Frankie Edgar by way of knockout at UFC 222, Brian Ortega says he’d be willing to fight UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 226 in July.
UFC featherweight Brian Ortega talks about his rise in the division, gives his thoughts on UFC 222’s championship tilt between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar and explains why he’s in town for Super Bowl 52.
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will face Jose Aldo in a title rematch at UFC 218. Once his original opponent, Frankie Edgar, was forced out of the bout due to injury, Holloway said he was willing to fight anyone even if it was a weight class higher.
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway gives his take on the upcoming fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, who the big winner in the matchup is and also talks about who could get a title shot against him next.
On a conference call ahead of UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo talked about a possible boxing career and super fights.