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Who won Volkanovski vs Holloway?
Alexander Volkanovski beat Max Holloway by split decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 251, on Saturday 11th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexander Volkanovski.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest was for the UFC featherweight championship.
Volkanovski vs Holloway stats
Alexander Volkanovski stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Max Holloway made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Volkanovski had a slight advantage in power over Holloway, with a 52% knock out percentage over Holloway's 48%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Volkanovski had a slight advantage over Holloway, with a 14% submission rate over Holloway's 10%.
Alexander Volkanovski was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Holloway had a height advantage of 5 inches over Volkanovski. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Volkanovski was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 8 months later than Holloway, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 25 less professional rounds, 80 to Holloway's 105.
Volkanovski vs Holloway form
Volkanovski had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Max Holloway at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jose Aldo at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chad Mendes at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Before that, he had beat Shane Young at UFC Fight Night 121 on 18th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.
He had defeated Mizuto Hirota at UFC Fight Night 110 on 10th June 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Volkanovski's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
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