UFC 245 goes contrary to the??T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 14 and also the featherweight belt will be on the line since MaxBlessed Holloway produces his fourth title defense against AlexanderThe Great Volkanovski. The reigning champion is still a -170 favorite although the challenger, Volkanovski, is arriving back in +140.
Holloway has been a big favored coming in as an underdog only in his title fight. Blessed has not suffered a reduction from the featherweight division because he dropped to Conor McGregor at 2013. Max did go up to the lightweight division in April but lost to Dustin Poirier by choice.
Meanwhile, Volkanovski, the challenger, suffered a loss in 2013 in his fourth professional fight however is still a since then. The Australian was a favorite since he increased the UFC featherweight positions but came in in his previous 2 fights from Jose Aldo along with Chad Mendes at +110 and EVEN.
Holloway enjoys getting into a good brawl with his enemies, trading waits for rounds on end until they fade and that then he picks up the win by decision or knockout. He has conditioning and a outcome that has seen him land over 100 strikes in six of the last seven fights. But in addition, he absorbs quite a lot of harm, a mean of 105.2 within his last five. Dont look for your champ to bring the fight to the floor, however. He??has four takedowns on his last 10 bouts.
Similar to the champ, Volkanovski averages a high quantity of strikes, churns out an average of 75.3 at three-round bouts when compared with this five-round fights that Holloway has been in. That said, over his seven UFC bouts has he consumed that and more than 50 strikes came against Darren Elkins. In addition, The Great racked 16 takedowns up in his past two throughout his first five battles from the Octagon but not one.
Odds at BetOnline as of October 17