The UFC have confirmed a second title fight for UFC 245.
Announced during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 159, featherweight champion Max Holloway will take on #1 contender Alexander Volkanovski in Las Vegas on December 14th.
— UFC (@ufc) September 22, 2019
Holloway (21-4) last fought in the main event of UFC 240 where he successfully defended his 145 lbs title for the third time with a unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar. The Hawaiian recorded his 14th straight win at the featherweight limit in the process of besting Edgar although his overall winning streak was broken up by a decision loss against Dustin Poirier in an attempt to claim an interim lightweight title at UFC 236.
Volkanovski (20-1) meanwhile is currently on an undefeated streak that dates back to 2013 including a 7-0 record under the UFC banner. The Australian fighter most recently competed at UFC 237 where he defeated Jose Aldo in Brazil via unanimous decision.
UFC 245 is now currently scheduled to feature:
- Max Holloway (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski – featherweight title fight
- Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Germaine de Randamie – bantamweight title fight
- Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
- Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo
- Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders