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Alexander Volkanovski wants a shot at ‘double-champ status’ with another win over Max Holloway

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featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovskiy clashes with former title holder Max Holloway for the third time in the co-main event of UFC 276 on July 2.

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Volkanovski defeated Holloway via unanimous decision to capture the 145-pound title in their first fight at UFC 245 in December 2019. An immediate rematch was set and they fought again at UFC 251 in July 2020. The rematch ended in a split decision with some viewing the decision as moot.

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The trilogy match takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After another victory over Holloway, Volkanovski plans to request the opportunity to rise and challenge for the lightweight title.

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“That’s why I’m saying this third fight with Max is going to be big.” Dana [White] even touched on it, that after that I’ll go do my thing. This will give me time to leave and at least I will have a chance to get this double champion status,” Volkanovski said during press conference in Sydney, Australia.

“This is what I want, so I’m going to do what I plan to do, and this is what I call for.”

Charles Oliveira holds a light strap. While Volkanovski sees Oliveira as dangerous, he believes the Brazilian can definitely be beaten.

“When I look at Oliveira, a dangerous fighter. Dangerous fighter. Many people like to watch his fights and exciting fights. But it is clear that he has shown that he can be defeated. , he was nearly beaten every time,” Volkanovski said.

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“As for me, I am not going to give him such opportunities. If I hit someone big, they won’t have a chance to hit me hard. We don’t do that. land big and don’t get hit. That’s the whole point.

“I plan to get up. He is dangerous. It will be a great fight and I think it will be a great fight. I definitely believe that I can become a two-time champion and succeed. worry about Max.”



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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