Max Holloway has had a dominant run as featherweight champion, and he hoped to continue that at UFC 245 on Saturday night.
Holloway stepped in to UFC 245 the favorite, and rightfully so. Outside of some health and lightweight hiccups, his featherweight run has been nothing short of historic. He has the UFC record in the division for wins, knockouts and finishes.
Volkanovski went at Holloway's leg's early on, a tactic in which hadn't been followed to this degree until this fight. By the end of round two, Holloway lost power in his left leg. Volkanovski pressed forward with excellent cardio and a varying attack of inside and outside leg kicks, body kicks and punches that clearly had scouted the champion well.
Holloway turned on the pressure in the fourth round, but Volkanovski kept his pace as well. The scorecards fell in the favor of the much more active Volkanovski, who continued his unreal tear that now includes wins over Max Holloway, Jose Aldo, and Chad Mendes. Now, Volkanovski is a champion.