Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 set for March 5

    Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway will run it back again at UFC 272 in March.

    Despite Volkanovski (23-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) already holding two wins over Holloway (23-6 MMA, 19-6 UFC), the pair will fight in a trilogy bout with the featherweight championship on the line.

    UFC president Dana White announced the news to broadcast partner ESPN on Wednesday.

    UFC 272 takes place March 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+.

    Volkanovski, 33, who is one of four fighters in UFC history to start 10-0 inside the octagon, first took the 145-pound title from Holloway, 30, by unanimous decision at UFC 245 in December 2019.

    The pair had an immediate rematch at UFC 251 in July 2020, with Volkanovski winning again, but this time by controversial split decision. There was demand to put a third fight together instantly, but the promotion opted to show some patience.

    Since that second fight, Holloway has put together two sensational wins over Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez. Volkanovski, for his part, earned a thrilling title defense over Brian Ortega at UFC 266 in September in what was a Fight of the Year candidate.

    The latest UFC 272 lineup includes:

    • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway โ€“ for featherweight title
    • Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan โ€“ย for bantamweight title
    • Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell
    • Jessica Eye vs. Manon Fiorot
    • Mariya Agapova vs. Maryna Moroz
    • Dustin Jacoby vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
    • Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
    • Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan

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