For the last three years, the featherweight division has been dominated by the rivalry between Volkanovski and Holloway, currently No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings. Their first encounter was in 2019, when Volkanovski won the 145-pound title with a clear unanimous decision win at UFC 245. Seven months later, the two men rematched at UFC 251, with Volkanovski taking a much more controversial split decision, one that even UFC President Dana White believed Holloway won.
Still, with the score 2-0 in Volkanovski’s favor, the rivalry was allowed to settle for a bit, to allow fresh title challengers. Now, after Volkanovski and Holloway each picked up a pair of wins, the two top featherweights in the world are set to square off one final time, for all the marbles.
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