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Fighters pick winner of Volkanovski vs. Holloway

The Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway trilogy fight takes place this weekend at UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UFC 276 is a PPV event and will air live only on ESPN+ in the United States.

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Volkanovski defeated Holloway by unanimous decision at UFC 245 in 2019 to win the featherweight title. He then defended the title against Holloway in a closer split decision in July 2020.

Since then, Holloway has recorded unanimous decision wins over Calvin Kattar and also Yair Rodriguez. Both fights won ‘Fight of the Night’ awards and helped position Holloway to challenge Volkanovski again.

Volkanovski also has two wins since his last fight with Holloway. In 2021, he defeated Brian Ortega by unanimous decision. In April of this year, Volkanovski stopped “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 to defend his title again.

Volkanovski and Holloway will once again share the cage. Will Volkanovski defend the title again or will Holloway reclaim the featherweight title? Find out what UFC fighters have to say as they share their Volkanovski vs. Holloway predictions in a recent video with James Lynch.


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  • Date: Saturday July 2
  • Time: PPV main card starts at 10 p.m. ET
  • Look: ESPN+ PPV (order here)

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway is the co-main event of the UFC 276 PPV main card this weekend. Fight fans can order the event on the ESPN+ website to watch Volkanovski vs. Holloway, as well as Adesanya vs. Cannonier and O’Malley vs. Munhoz this Saturday night.

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Volkanovski vs Holloway Predictions

Brandon Royval

“It’s going to be such a good fight. Who takes this? I do not even know. I still feel like it’s been back and forth this whole time. I’ll go see Max Holloway and see what happens, I guess. (via James Lynch)

Cody Staman

“I still think Max Holloway is going to win every time they fight. I see him fight other guys and I’m like wow he makes it look super easy. But Volkanovski just finds a way to win. This guy is a champ. I no longer bet against Volkanovski. I really think Volkanovski is the best 145-pounder. (via James Lynch)

Damon Jackson

“I just don’t think Max has what it takes to beat him in every way. And I think the way he fights now, it’s kind of like, I think Max loses this fight by – I think it ends up going all the way. I think Max has a pretty good chin to not fall over and hurt himself too much, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he got knocked out or got caught with something. But, I think the wrestling pressure more just the craziness to throw away, I think Max loses that. (via James Lynch)

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Davey Grant

“I’m thinking of Max. Don’t get me wrong, I think Alex is one of the best champions. His last fight, he looked fantastic didn’t he, to be able to do that to the Zombie. It was quite amazing. I think he’s in such good fights and I like him, he seems like a nice guy, but I feel like in the first fight Max just lost. I feel like the second fight, Max probably could have won it. When I watched the fight, I thought maybe Max just beat him to it. With the fact that he’s so close and the training camp they’ve put in this next one, I think that’s going to be just what’s going to take him to make the decision on this one. I think it will be a fantastic fight either way. (via James Lynch)

Jasmine Jasudavicius

“Honestly, I want to go with Max. For my heart, I want to go with Max. But I think Volkanovski will win. I think he’s super talented, he’s good everywhere. I think he’ll take it , unfortunately. But I want Max to win. I hope he does. (via James Lynch)

Eric Anders

“I thought Holloway might have gotten it the second time, so I think he will get it the third time.” (via James Lynch)

Curtis Blayde

“I want Holloway to win. But I do not know. I think Volkanovski may have cracked the code as far as Holloway is concerned, which I never would have thought was a possibility. He looked a lot better in the second fight than the first fight, which is amazing because he looked amazing in the first fight. So, yes, I will go with Volkanovski. But I want Holloway to win. (via James Lynch)

Adrian Yanez

“It’s a good one. It’s too close to call me. But just because I’m a big Holloway fan, I’m going with Holloway. (via James Lynch)

Jack Della Maddalena

“I’ll have to stick with Volk. I honestly think he’s probably the number one pound-for-pound fighter right now. Those two fights with Max were so close and I think he’ll probably get the win this time too. I think he might even finish this time. I will support him to get the finish to really put a stamp on this trilogy fight. (via James Lynch)

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Jeff Molina

“It’s a pick ’em. Whenever they fight, Volkanovski looks great. He looks great in his last two performances. Holloway had a very competitive fight with Yair Rodriguez, but it’s Yair Rodriguez, and the styles make the fights. And Rodriguez was very resilient in this fight. Very difficult. Didn’t stop moving forward. Guess I’m going to tip Volkanovski just for how he’s looked in his performances and he’s been an active champion, so I’m going to go Volk. (via James Lynch)

Johnny Munoz Jr.

“Volkanovski has been looking good lately, man. But in my opinion, I thought Holloway won those two fights. I do not know. I mean Holloway but I feel Volkanovski has improved, he looked really good in his last two fights. I’ll go Volk on this one. (via James Lynch)

Joe Solecki

“I’ll go with Volk. I think he made the adjustments. He looks damn unbeatable right now. (via James Lynch)

Neil Magny

“I think Max is going to walk away with this one. The guy has been running for a long time to get his belt back. I think he goes out and does it. (via James Lynch)

Jared Gunner

“I wouldn’t give any of them the advantage. They both showed they deserved to hold a title. Unfortunately, there is only one. So, I’m sure Holloway is f—ing motivated to go out there and prove that he’s undoubtedly better than Volkanovski. And Volkanovski is like ‘no, mate’, so it’s going to be a good fight. (via James Lynch)

Charles Johnson

“I think Volk has his number, man. Max might be the best ever at that weight class for a second, and then Volk came along. I think some guys it’s just matchups, and I think Volk kind of has his number. I think it’s a toss-up, honestly. But if I had to ride with anyone, it would be Volk. (via James Lynch)

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Daniel Rodriguez

“I’ll have to go with Max Holloway, man. I’m a big fan of Max Holloway and hope he took notes and went back to the drawing board and came back and worked on what they needed to work on. (via James Lynch)

Kyle Daukas

“I’ve always been a fan of Max. Volk has kind of grown with me now, lately. But I do not know. I think Max will take it. (via James Lynch)

Nate Maness

“It just seems like a bad game for Max. I’m a big fan, but if my money was on the line, I should probably turn Volkanovski over by decision. (via James Lynch)

Josh Emmet

It’s hard. Volkanovksi, decisively, I won four out of five rounds. And then the second fight was so close and somewhat controversial but Max just keeps getting better and better. Even though he’s at the top of his game, the guy is getting better and better. Fan of both guys. Volkanovski is always getting better and better, so I don’t know how it’s going. They fought for 50 minutes, it’s hard to go against the champion who is on a streak of 21 or 22 consecutive victories. He’s undefeated in the UFC and has beaten some of the best guys in the world, so I think Volkanovski, in my eyes, he’s the GOAT because he’s beaten all the GOATs. (via James Lynch)


Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 is on the main card of UFC 276. Order the PPV on ESPN+ to watch this fight and every main card fight live Saturday night.

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