Jul 11 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 251
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
21-1-0
SD 5
SD 5
21-5-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Featherweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
30
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Tape record

Form
21
Wins
21
11
By KO
10
52
KO%
48
3
By SUB
2
14
SUB%
10
1
Loses
5
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
22
Bouts
26
52
Rounds
77
3 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway report

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 ring 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 ring 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%.

Alexander Volkanovski was the older man by 3 years, at 33 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 less 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 26 less professional rounds, 66 to Holloway's 92.

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 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jose Aldo at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had beat Chad Mendes at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.

He had defeated 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.

Holloway had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alexander Volkanovski 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 won against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Brian Ortega at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.

He had beat Jose Aldo at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Max Holloway had been fighting more than Alexander Volkanovski.

Going to this contest, Alexander Volkanovski had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 4 days ago, while Max Holloway's last outing had been 2 years, 5 months and 1 day ago.

Volkanovski's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Holloway's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

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