Alexander Volkanvoski ended Max Holloway’s reign as featherweight champion at UFC 245. After five masterfully fought rounds, the Australian fought his way to a unanimous decision via technical striking, leg kicks and clinching. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the fight.
— Tristan “Boondock” Connelly (@MMATristan) December 15, 2019
I love and miss the first :30 seconds of the fight where both fighters are in that Oh shit! Moment of who is is going to commit to their game plan
— Jens Pulver (@jens_pulver) December 15, 2019
Great fight so far. Close first round. Would probably give it to Max #UFC245
— Mirsad Bektic (@MirsadBekticMMA) December 15, 2019
Man, @BlessedMMA understanding of range is fun to watch. Truly makes every inch work for him
— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) December 15, 2019
— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) December 15, 2019
It’s always hard for me watching max fight lol he looks just like my adopted dad when I was younger
— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) December 15, 2019
Max seems to be landing better from the southpaw stance. Maybe he realized that.
— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) December 15, 2019
Volkanovski really impressive with his fluidity and counter striking combinations. Unusual for Holloway to not be in control of the pacing #ufc245
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) December 15, 2019
Sports bars across the world are thanking the UFC for this epically long card. Food and drinks are selling like crazy #UFC245
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 15, 2019
Feel like it is 2-2 going into the 5th round!
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) December 15, 2019
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) December 15, 2019
Have watched Volkanovski in the past but never in depth. One of my new favorite fighters. So technical in everything he does! What an awesome performance.
— Joe Solecki (@JoeSolecki) December 15, 2019
— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) December 15, 2019
— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) December 15, 2019
I thought Max would be superior on the Striking, but Volkanovski surprised me
— Augusto Tanquinho (@tanquinhojj) December 15, 2019
Keep your head up champ @BlessedMMA Hawaii we’re gonna get this one back I promise
— Dan Ige (@Dynamitedan808) December 15, 2019
I hate the mma strike count stuff
— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) December 15, 2019
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