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Tale of the tape for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway square off in a featherweight title bout at UFC 251 from Fight Island on July 11th. We break down the odds.

Alexander Volkanovski battles with UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in their title fight during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Volkanovski took the title by unanimous decision. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

UPDATE: Fight day odds and betting splits for Volkanovski-Holloway

In a rematch of their last fight, Alexander Volkanovski takes on Max Holloway for the featherweight championship at UFC 251 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi as the co-main event of the biggest card of the year.

These two fought on December 14th, and Volkanovski won via unanimous decision to take the belt for the first time in what was Holloway’s first defense of the crown. Now they’re back for Round 2, and the bettors think it will go the same as before.

Volkanovski is 21-1 as an MMA fighter with 14 stoppages and a UFC record of 8-0. Currently #7 in the pound-for-pound rankings, he’s one of the most dominant fighters on the planet and can do it on his feet or the mat. He averages 6.15 strikes per minute and 2.16 takedowns per 15 minutes in the promotion. He won the first fight 50-45, 48-47, 48-47 to become the first Australian UFC belt holder.

The last seven fights Max Holloway has been in have been for a championship, either at featherweight or lightweight. He’s 21-5 in MMA, and has been with the promotion since 2012. The Hawai’ian has 12 stoppages on his record, but has lost two of his last three, dropping the strap to Dustin Poirier in April of 2019 as well. He’s as active as any fighter on the roster, with 6.66 punches per minute landing.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway at UFC 251 on July 11th:

Money line odds

Alexander Volkanovski: -215
Max Holloway: +170

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