UFC is targeting to host Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez featherweight thriller

UFC is targeting to host Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez featherweight thriller
UFC is targeting to host Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez featherweight thriller

UFC is targeting to host Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez featherweight thriller: Former featherweight titlist Max Holloway may have to authenticate his worth once again before grabbing another shot at his lost championship. Following a lopsided win over Calvin Kattar in January, several people had posed him to run it back with the current champion Alexander Volkanovski. However, Holloway can land up against the mighty Mexican Yair Rodriguez to resurrect his title run.

13-2-1 as a pro, Rodriguez is another intriguing matchup that can bring out the best from Holloway. Nevertheless, it can also doom the Hawaiian to another scratchy loss. That said, the 50-50 matchup seems to have received a prominent lifeline. UFC chief Dana White has appeared interested in hosting the bout while interacting with Aaron Broster. Although it is not yet a done-deal, UFC can possibly announce the fight soon.

As the current featherweight scenario reflects, the winner of Holoway vs Rodriguez can have a shot at the featherweight world title. Meanwhile, Alexander Volkanovski will put the strap on the line against Brian Ortega in September at UFC 266. That said, Dana White has reportedly claimed to host Holloway vs Rodriguez in a Fight night event on November 13.

On meeting all the proposed plans, we can see another featherweight title fight happen in early 2022. As the 145 lbs roster continues to see several elites emerge into the championship ride, it can complicate Volkanoski’s role as the kingpin of the division.

Max Holloway, Yair Rodriguez, Alexander Volaknovski, and others- The 147 lbs Mess

The inclusion of Yair Rodriguez in the top-tier slot has rightly amazed several people. But the featherweight roster is already deep and holds several big names to tout. 

Excluding the champion and the first three rank holders, the featherweight roster boasts of names like Chan Sung Jung, Calvin Kattar, Josh Emmett. Dan Ige and several others. 

 

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Hence, the featherweight division can continue to provide potential thrillers for a long period ahead. The tale will begin will the title fight between Volkanovsi and Ortega at a stellar UFC 266 fight card.