Alexander Volkanovski beats Max Holloway again, but not without controversy.
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About This Sports Courier MMA Video: TSC’s Fred Richani recaps the UFC 251 co-main event of Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway for the featherweight championship, featuring an extremely controversial judges’ decision. In fact, even UFC President Dana White was unhappy with the judging at the UFC 251 post-fight press conference.
Was Max Holloway robbed by the judges at UFC 251? And what’s next for Holloway and Volkanovski? Let us know:
UFC 251 $50,000 Performance Bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade
- Performance of the Night: Jiří Procházka and Davey Grant
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal Quick Results
- Women’s Flyweight: Amanda Rivas def. Paige VanZant via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:21.
- Women’s Strawweight: Rose Namajunas def. Jéssica Andrade via split decision.
- Vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship: Petr Yan def. José Aldo via TKO (punches) to win the UFC bantamweight title in Round 5.
- UFC Featherweight Championship: Alexander Volkanovski (c) def. Max Holloway via split decision – 48-47 Holloway, 48-47 Volkanovski, 48-47 Volkanovski
- UFC Welterweight Championship: Kamura Usman (c) def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
UFC 251 Prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ Results:
- Light Heavyweights: Jiří Procházka def. Volkan Oezdemir via knockout (punch) – Round 2, :49.
- Bantamweights: Davey Grant def. Martin Day via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 2:38 Bantamweights: Davey Grant def. Martin Day via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 2:38
- Featherweights: Makwan Amirkhani def. Danny Henry via technical submission (anaconda choke) – Round 1, 3:15
- Welterweights: Muslim Salikhov def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)