Alexander Volkanovski-Max Holloway 3, Aljamain Sterling-Petr Yan 2 Set for UFC 272

    A pair of title bouts featuring familiar foes are on tap for

    UFC 272

    UFC president Dana White informed broadcast partner
    on Wednesday that the Alexander
    trilogy will take place at UFC 272 on March 5 at the
    T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, while Aljamain
    and Petr Yan will
    square off for a second time at the same event. Contracts have not
    yet been signed for either bout, but both are expected to be
    finalized soon.

    Volkanovski owns a pair of victories over Holloway. The 33-year-old
    City Kickoxing standout claimed the featherweight crown with a
    unanimous decision triumph over Holloway at UFC 245 before
    defending the belt with a highly-contentious split verdict in their
    rematch at UFC 251. Most recently, he defended the strap with a
    decision win over Brian
    in a “Fight of the Year” candidate at UFC 266 this past
    September to run his professional winning streak to 20.

    Holloway has earned his spot as the top contender after those
    back-to-back losses against Volkanovski. He authored’s
    “Beatdown of the Year” for 2021 with a masterful performance
    against Calvin
    at UFC on ABC 1, and then returned to action for another
    five-round victory over Yair
    in the UFC Fight Night 197 headliner this past

    Sterling captured bantamweight gold in controversial fashion at UFC
    259, when an illegal knee from Yan in the fourth round of their
    title tilt resulted in a disqualification victory for “The Funk
    Master.” Sterling is currently on a six-bout UFC winning streak
    that includes triumphs over the likes of Cory
    , Pedro
    and Jimmie
    . Sterling was supposed to face Yan in a rematch this
    past October but the fight was postponed as the Serra-Longo Fight
    Team member recovered from neck surgery.

    Yan, who most felt was winning the fight with Sterling before the
    untimely foul, claimed the interim belt with a decision win over
    in his most recent outing at UFC 267. Prior to the
    Sterling bout, “No Mercy” was on a 10-bout professional winning
    streak that included a thrashing of Jose Aldo to
    claim the vacant bantamweight throne at UFC 251.

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