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Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski set for UFC 245

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Las Vegas is getting another championship fight.

MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with sources that featherweight champion Max Holloway’s next title defense will be against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 on Dec. 14 at T-Mobile Arena.

The news was reported as being official by Telegraph Sport on Saturday after initially being reported by KUMITE TV.

A bantamweight title bout between champion Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie is also expected to take place on this card.

In his last outing at UFC 240, Holloway (21-4) rebounded from a failed bid to win an interim title by earning a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar to record his third consecutive championship defense. “Blessed” has won his last 14 featherweight bouts (including one catchweight affair in which his opponent missed weight).

Volkanovski (20-1) is a perfect 7-0 in the UFC so far, with wins over former champion Jose Aldo and multiple-time title challenger Chad Mendes. The Australian fighter is on a 17-fight win streak dating back to December 2013.