In Abu Dhabi, on Yas island, took place tournament UFC 251. In the main duel of tournament Alexander Volkanovski a split decision in a rematch defeated max Holloway at Featherweight. The Challenger looked better early in the fight, taking the first three rounds, but in the end the match Volkanovski gathered and spent several takedowns and a couple of times tightly pulled a max.
At the end of the battle both players were confident in his own victory. Quite unexpectedly the judges gave the victory to the defending champion – Alexander Volkanovski. 48:47, 48:47 to 47:48 in favor of the champion.
Video of fight
Previously Peter Yang knocked out by Jose Aldo and became the champion in the easiest weight.