‘ROBBED’ – Some UFC fans fume after Max Holloway loses to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251 in close fight

‘ROBBED’ – Some UFC fans fume after Max Holloway loses to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251 in close fight thumbnail

CONTROVERSY By Joe Coleman 12th July 2020, 6:21 am Updated: 12th July 2020, 6:22 am Some UFC fans were left seriously unhappy with the result of Max Holloway’s fight against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251. The second of three main world title fights at UFC 251 on Fight Island ended with the Australian retaining his featherweight world title after a five-round thriller. Getty Images – Getty Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway produced a thrilling five-round fight After dropping Volkanovski twice in the opening two rounds, it seemed as though ‘Blessed’ was on course to regain his belt after suffering defeat at UFC 245. Admittedly, it was an extremely close fight, but even commentator Michael Bisping felt as though Holloway was 3-1 up into the last round. Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard wrote: “Max was definitely robbed of that one!” While Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints simply wrote: “ROBBED!” Getty Images – Getty Volkanovski retained his featherweight championship on Fight Island Max Holloway is one of the only people in the world who has been robbed by the same person twice in two continents. #UFC251 — danny (@dannyodwyer) July 12, 2020 The 28-year-old remained calm and composed inside Flash Forum on Fight Island in spite of the split decision loss as the scores were read out as 48-47, 47-48, 48-47. While Volkanovski could not contain his pure joy having repeated the feat he achieved back in December 2019. With victories over Holloway, Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo, few could deny ‘The Great’s’ claim to be the best 145lbs fighter on the planet. Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua feature in new UFC game,
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