Update 12:18 a.m. Alexander Volkanovski wins unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).
Just a perfect performance from Volkanovski, who dominated the 25 minutes as much as you’ll ever see against a No. 1 contender. The champ now must be considered one of the best pound-for-pound MMA combatants on the planet.
UFC 276 will have the featherweight championship on the line as the title holder Alexander Volkanovski takes on No. 1 Max Holloway for the belt at UFC 276 live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. It will be the third bout between these combatants, with the first two both victories for Volkanovski by decision.
Here are the latest odds from DraftKings Sportsbook from the bout, and we’ll update this article with live round-by-round scoring as a winner is determined.
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway round-by-round results
Round 1: 10-9 Volkanovski
A total stand-up round, but the champion landed several scoring blows with both the left and the right. He’s talking during the round and saying he’s too quick for Holloway, and so far he’s right.
Round 2: 10-9 Volkanovski
A huge cut has opened right over Holloway’s left eye, and unless his corner can get it stopped we’re not going the distance. Besides one takedown attempt by Volkanovski, he simply dominated with the stand up using mostly punches. A 64-40 lead on significant strikes for the champ so far, and it feels like an even more dominating fight than that stat so far.
Round 3: 10-9 Volkanovski
More of the same in a clinic of boxing from the man who has already won this matchup twice. There is no room and not a ton of activity from Holloway, and now that we’ve crossed the Scorecard Rubicon, he’s going to have to do something dramatic to win this fight.
Round 4: 10-9 Volkanovski
The technical show from Volkanovski continues, as a leaking Holloway continually gets opened up as his cut men do their best. It’s 145-108 for the champion on significant strikes, but the much more damaging ones have come from him as well.
Round 5: 10-9 Volkanovski
Five rounds that looked like clones of each other. A flawless performance from Volkanovski, who puts himself in the conversation as one of the best pound-for-pound MMA combatants on the planet. The trilogy is complete, and it’s a sweep for the Australian.
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway odds
Over 4.5: -220
Under 4.5: +180
Volkanovski by KO/TKO/DQ: +350
Volkanovski by Submission: +1400
Volkanovski by Decision: +100
Holloway by KO/TKO/DQ: +650
Holloway by Submission: +2200
Holloway by Decision: +275
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