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UFC 251: Volkanovski retains featherweight title

UFC 251: Volkanovski retains featherweight title

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The closed-door event at Flash Forum without any fans’ cheers and jeers started by 2am.

Featherweight champion Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski successfully defended his title against challenger ‘Blessed’ Max Holloway with a split-point decision.

Volkanovski clinched the title from Holloway, who blamed judges for the loss. Critics also contended that Holloway was unlucky. However, today Volkanovski has silenced all his detractors despite a valiant display from Holloway.

After initial rounds dominated by Holloway, Volkanovski came good in the final rounds.
“It was a tough one. We both went for the finish. But I got the job done. I am a warrior. We both worked hard. I have nothing but respect for Max,” Volkanovski said.

The Australian isn’t done yet and looking forward to another fight later this year.

“I have now dominated him (Holloway) over 10 rounds. Now, I want to get another one in. I am a champion chasing contenders,” the champion added.

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