The fighter considered the best featherweight in MMA history has undergone some changes in recent years.
Jose Aldo was considered the greatest featherweight in UFC history – until Max Holloway seemed to pass him in many people’s eyes. Is Alexander Volkanovski about to have the same kind of moment and overtake Holloway?
Volkanovski (23-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) will put his featherweight title on the line for the third time Saturday when he takes on “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC), in the UFC 273 main event.
Volkanovski hasn’t lost in nearly nine years. He’s a perfect 10-0 in the UFC, including his featherweight title win over Holloway, a win over him in their July 2020 rematch, and a win over Brian Ortega this past September.
Volkanovski is a huge -850 favorite over Jung at Tipico. A win Saturday, particularly if it’s an impressive finish, could have people wondering if Volkanovski has surpassed Holloway as the best 145-pounder in UFC history.
Ahead of the main event, take a look back at Volkanovski’s UFC 245 unanimous decision win over Holloway to win the title – his crowning moment – in the video above.