Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 and Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 official for UFC 272

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 and Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 official for UFC 272

In step with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will face Max Holloway for the third time at UFC 272 on March 5, 2022. Additionally the rematch between susceptible champion (turned intervening time champion) Petr Yan and the reigning champion, Aljamain Sterling can even occur at the an identical tournament.

The trilogy, which is extremely anticipated by the UFC’s fanbase, will glance to glance Holloway form his title encourage and potentially defeat Volkanovski for the predominant time. The important time the men battled for the title Holloway became once preserving the strap and utilizing a 13-wrestle featherweight lift poke. Volkanovski defeated Holloway thru unanimous chance in that bout. The rematch became once grand nearer with Volkanovski earning a atomize up chance nod that time.

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One more title wrestle can even occur at the tournament with the rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan at closing taking characteristic. Their first bout ended in controversy when an unlawful knee downed Sterling and he became once awarded the title after clearly shedding every spherical.

This one’s a lengthy time coming. UFC 272, March 5, per Dana White. Champ, Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) vs. Period in-between Champ, Petr Yan (@PetrYanUFC). Can’t demand for added of a backstory than this going actual into a title rematch. Redemption for Yan. Probability to shut soooo many up for Aljo.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 5, 2022

Their rematch became once postponed when Sterling became once no longer cleared to wrestle following neck surgical treatment. Yan would scoot on to wrestle for the intervening time title in his absence and defeated Cory Sandhagen.

The pair have been going at it on Twitter for months with Sterling accusing Yan of the utilization of steroids and Yan accusing Sterling of being a wrong champion. The followers, who once flocked to Sterling have since turned their encourage on the “paper” champ and have largely sided with Yan.

At press time the tournament is characteristic for Las Vegas, NV.