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Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway trilogy to take place in July

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The highly anticipated trilogy fight between current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former featherweight champion Max Holloway is slated for July. The news was first reported by Ariel Helwani.

While the fight will take place in July, the dates aren’t finalized yet by the UFC. According to Helwani, the first choice for this bout is July 2, but the fight could also take place on July 30.

UFC is targeting Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 in July, sources say. First choice, at the moment, is July 2, but could be July 30, as well. Few moving parts on those two cards. But looking like that one goes down in July either way at this point,” Ariel Helwani tweeted.

Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski trilogy

Volkanovski and Holloway first fought at UFC 245 back in 2019 and that fight was an extremely close one, however, the Aussie was able to win the fight on the judges’ scorecards. The pair again fought at UFC 251 in Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.

The rematch also went to the judge’s scorecards and this time it was closer than the first fight and again the judges scored it for Alexander Volkanovski.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway
Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway Trilogy Fight set for July

Since fighting Holloway at UFC 251, Alexander Volkanovski has since defended his title twice against Brian Ortega at UFC 266 and then against Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 last month. In his last fight, Volkanovski produced a tremendous performance eventually defeating the Korean Zombie via TKO in the fourth round.

On the other hand, Max Holloway is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 197 in November last year.

Prior to that, he fought at UFC on ABC 1 against Calvin Kattar and defeated him via unanimous decision. It was a completely one-sided fight and he put on a clinic against Kattar.

Who do you guys think wins the trilogy fight between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski? Let us know in the comment section below.

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