The UFC Featherweight Title reign of Max Holloway came to an end at UFC 245 as Alexander Volkanovski chopped down Holloway to take a unanimous decision victory. Volkanovski used a cavalcade of leg kicks to limit the movement of Holloway while also tagging him with power shots up top. Holloway hung tough and put combinations together, but the judges awarded the fight to Volkanovski by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45).
Here's how fighters reacted to a new champion being crowned.
Great game plan. #UFC245— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) December 15, 2019
Not guna say I didn’t see that!! -- -- https://t.co/lyrRB9gYc4— Danny Roberts #HC (@DanHotChocolate) December 15, 2019
Head up @BlessedMMA you are still the man and that was a great fight. Super close!!! I thought it was hard to call and I’d def buy a rematch!— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) December 15, 2019
Legkick destruction. Great fight. #UFC245— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 15, 2019
-- wow! #UFC245— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) December 15, 2019
I hate the mma strike count stuff— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) December 15, 2019
Congrats @alexvolkanovski --— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) December 15, 2019
I thought Max would be superior on the Striking, but Volkanovski surprised me ----— Augusto Tanquinho (@tanquinhojj) December 15, 2019
What a fight #UFC245— Mirsad Bektic (@MirsadBekticMMA) December 15, 2019
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