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Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway UFC 251 Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Title rematch to go the distance

  • Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway clash at UFC 251
  • The featherweight title fight is a rematch from UFC 245
  • Volkanovski defeated Holloway on points to become champion
  • Read on for our Volkanovski vs Holloway preview and predictions
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Alexander Volkanovski battles with Max Holloway (Getty Images)

Alexander Volkanovski defends his UFC featherweight title the first time in a rematch with Max Holloway at UFC 251 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

The Great landed the featherweight belt at UFC 245 in Las Vegas in December as he won on a unanimous decision to replace Holloway as champion. Now the pair clash again in the co-main event on Fight Island.

Alexander Volkanovski MMA Record (21-1-0)


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Alexander Volkanovski (Getty Images)

Australian Volkanovski used a clearly tactical plan to get the better of Holloway in December, chopping up his American opponent's legs and scored the majority of his points this way throughout the fight.

To underline just how much he went for the legs, Volkanovski broke the all-time featherweight record for leg kicks in a fight with a total of 75.

Volkanovski is five inches shorter than Holloway, so it was an obvious tactic. But that said he had plenty of other success as they pair exchanged punches too. It will be fascinating to see Volkanovski's tactics in the rematch.

Max Holloway MMA Record (21-5-0)


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Max Holloway (Getty Images)

Holloway is a class act, but he certainly didn't take defeat at UFC 245 in the best way. He remains convinced he should not have lost the fight to Volkanovski on points.

Despite the repeat leg kicks, Holloway insists they did little damage. But they amassed points because the American was unable to use his usual tactics.

With reach and distance the key attribute for Holloway throughout his time in UFC, he lost that advantage as Volkanovski also has a similar profile. Ahead of the rematch, has he discovered an alternative way to exert his authority on the fight?

Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway Odds


Volkanovski is favourite to repeat his victory from December. Bet365 make him 1.50 to win again with Holloway 2.75 to regain the featherweight title.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway FAQs

When is Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway taking place?

It is the co-main event at UFC 251 and takes place on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Where is UFC 251 taking place?

It will be held on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. It is to be known as Fight Island.

What division is Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway?

Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway is a UFC featherweight title fight. It is a rematch of UFC 245 when Volkanovski replaced Holloway as champion. 

Can I watch a Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway live stream?

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Verdict

There was very little in the first fight with Volkanovski's leg kicks proving to be the difference the pair.

This one could go either way once again, and the safe bet is to back a decision as the method of victory. For value back Holloway to gain revenge.

Best Bet: Fight To Go Distance Fight To Go Distance @1.40 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Holloway Win Winner @2.75 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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