Alexander Volkanovski new UFC champ from Australia - FIGHTMAG
Alexander Volkanovski defeats Max Holloway to become a new featherweight champion at UFC 245
Max Holloway faced Alexander Volkanovski in the co-main event of UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington. The contest featured the defending featherweight king from the United States making his fourth title defense against the number one contender from Australia. The final pay-per-view fight card for 2019 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on December 15 (AEDT).
The championship bout went a full five-round distance. After 25 minutes of MMA battle the verdict heard a unanimous decision in favor of the Australian competitor (48-47, 48-47, 50-45).
In addition, Volkanovski updated his record to 21-1 and extended his win streak to 18 straight victories. Holloway dropped to 21-5.
He has DONE it! ?
?? @AlexVolkanovski derails the Blessed Express at #UFC245! pic.twitter.com/ekpfAWeQ3N
- UFC (@ufc) December 15, 2019
The complete UFC 245 results can be found here.
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.
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