Multiple reports indicate that Max Holloway of Waianae will fight current UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski. They will meet at UFC 276, for the UFC Feather Weight Belt, in Las Vegas.
Volkanovski has won the previous two fights by narrow margins. Volkanovski won the first fight 48–47, 48–47, 50–45 on December 14, 2019.
He then won the second fight by split decision 48–47, 47–48, 48–47, 50–45 on July 11, 2020.
Holloway and Volkanovski were scheduled to fight their third fight in March, but Holloway had an injured, so he withdrew.
Instead, Volkanovski beat Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 in April. This brought Volkanovski career record to 24-1, with a perfect 11-0 in UFC.
Holloway has won two fights since losing to Volkanovski a second time., Max most recently defeated Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 197 on Nov. 13, 2021.