The anticipated conflict for the featherweight championship between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega might be postponed for fairly some time longer, however will probably be well worth the wait after an prolonged, televised buildup.
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski continues to be ready to make his second title protection after his UFC 260 battle with Brian Ortega was postponed as a result of COVID-19. He’ll proceed to be ready for fairly some time longer. That’s as a result of Volkanovski and Ortega might be serving because the coaches on the following season of The Final Fighter in line with ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto.
There may be at the moment no date introduced for the beginning of the brand new season of TUF or for when the Volkanovski/Ortega bout will happen. Naturally, the battle will happen on the finish of the season as is TUF custom.
The latest season of TUF befell in 2018 with Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum serving as the top coaches. The bout between the 2 was scheduled to happen at UFC 234, however Whittaker needed to withdraw from the bout on the final minute as a result of an stomach hernia. There have been long-lasting doubts about whether or not this system would proceed after the success of Dana White’s Contender Collection and after the UFC signed a take care of ESPN, however now we’ve our reply.
Alexander Volkanovski final competed in opposition to Max Holloway at UFC 251, the place he earned a really slim split-decision to retain the title. As for Brian Ortega, his most up-to-date battle noticed him paint a masterpiece in his battle in opposition to The Korean Zombie (Chan Sung Jung) final October.
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