Max Holloway was scheduled to defend his UFC Featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 226 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the super fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. However, things didn’t go as planned and Holloway had to pull out of the card following his health scare and he had to be hospitalized.
Although Brian Ortega had the option to fight Jeremy Stephens on a short notice, he refused to do that.
But now it looks like MMA fans are all set to get the most awaited fight of the featherweight division as Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) and Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 231, which will take place Dec. 8 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
According to MMA Junkie, the fight has been verbally agreed and no official contract has been signed by either party.
Holloway last fought at UFC 218 in December 2018 in a rematch with Jose Aldo where he knocked him out in the fifth round via TKO.
Meanwhile, Brain Ortega last fought on March 22 at UFC 222, where he knocked out Frankie Edgar in the very first round.