After his spectacular victory final October towards the “Korean Zombie”, Brian Ortega left little doubt that he could be the following challenger to the featherweight belt, towards present champion Alexander Volkanovski.
In an interview with British media BT Sport, UFC president Dana White defined that this battle will be ” probably “ in February. It would due to this fact be the thirteenth, throughout UFC 258 … He develops: “It’s a fun fight too, I love this meeting”.
A contested champion
If Ortega comes out of an excellent, managed and flawless victory, this isn’t the case with the present champion… After taking gold from Max Holloway, whom many take into account the GOAT of the class, a yr in the past , the rematch, gained by Volkanovski on a break up determination at UFC 251 had been the topic of a lot controversy … If the primary victory by unanimous determination, at UFC 245, left little doubt, we cannot say as a lot of the second (Max had knocked him twice at the beginning of the battle). Alexander Volkanovski will due to this fact be in search of redemption, going through a deserving younger challenger, who has reinvented his recreation with fists to dominate a critical challenger in this class: Chang Sung Jung.
This will be the second time that Ortega will have his probability at the title, after having missed it, conceding his first and solely defeat, in the face of a Max Holloway in demonstration, throughout UFC 231… See you in early 2021 for see who will prevail in this American-Australian conflict.