The second of two title bouts on the UFC 251 PPV card was a featherweight title rematch between champion Alex Volkanovski and former long time king Max Holloway. It was close and competitive the entire 25 mins, but while many thought Holloway did enough, Volkanovski retained his belt with a split decision.
Watch highlights from the title bout, along with a snippet from the play-by-play below:
Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
Round 1 - Nice right in close from Volkanovski. Slow start overall though. Inside leg kick from Volkanovski. Holloway with a front kick. Slapping left from Holloway. They clap some legs. Holloway with a sneaky uppercut inside. Volkanovski with two inside leg kicks. Another. Yet another. Max isn’t checking anything. Holloway with a 1-2 and the 2 lands hard to the chin. Nice jab from Max. Volkanovski has a mouse under his right eye. He scores with a nice lead right though. Holloway with a sweet spinning back kick and a head kick that puts Volkanovski down on his knees! The round ends right then. 10-9 Holloway.
Max Holloway has the kicks going tonight #UFC251— ESPN (@espn) July 12, 2020
Another knockdown!— UFC (@ufc) July 12, 2020
Adjustments have been made for @BlessedMMA. #UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/iTeezIqGPP
Tremenda acción en round 2!#UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/6HAlSCmnhY— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) July 12, 2020
No paran! Vamos a los rounds de campeonato!#UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/0uX9h5Pbqg— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) July 12, 2020
Última ronda de guerra!#UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/2VLcWavJ9U— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) July 12, 2020
Quién se lleva el título?#UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/pNJJl8G1d1— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) July 12, 2020
@AlexVolkanovski keeps the belt! #UFC251 pic.twitter.com/a0wdLk1yPJ— UFC (@ufc) July 12, 2020