Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway React To Calvin Kattar’s UFC Vegas 46 Win

Alexander Volkanovski, Calvin Kattar, Max HollowayUFC featherweight legends Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway were just a few of the many MMA personalities who went wild during Calvin Kattar’s win over Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 46. Kattar, who came into UFC Vegas 46 as the underdog to the surging Chikadze, put on arguably the best performance of his career in […]

Alexander Volkanovski, Calvin Kattar, Max Holloway

UFC featherweight legends Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway were just a few of the many MMA personalities who went wild during Calvin Kattar’s win over Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 46.

Kattar, who came into UFC Vegas 46 as the underdog to the surging Chikadze, put on arguably the best performance of his career in Las Vegas. He overwhelmed and pressured Chikadze from the opening minutes of the fight and turned the Georgian prospect’s face into a bloody mess.

After five rounds of back-and-forth war, Kattar earned the unanimous decision win and a clean sweep on the judges’ scorecards.

With the victory over Chikadze, Kattar has now won three of his last four and rebounded off of a lopsided defeat to Holloway last year. Just minutes after the fight, Volkanovski and Holloway took to Twitter to congratulate Kattar on his victory.

Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway Gave Props To Calvin Kattar After Dominant Win Over Giga Chikadze

Holloway was supposed to face Volkanovski in a trilogy for the featherweight title but pulled out due to an injury. Chikadze was among the names who offered to step up on short notice, but he ended up getting passed up for Chan Sung Jung.

Kattar went on to eliminate the possibility of Chikadze fighting for the title next with an impressive performance to start the new year. Many believe that it was only a matter of time until Chikadze fought for the belt, but he’ll now have to wait a bit longer.

Kattar could face the Volkanovski/Jung winner next, depending on how long Holloway will be sidelined with his injury. Kattar could also potentially fight either Brian Ortega or Yair Rodriguez next in the meantime.

Regardless, Kattar’s stock has risen from this latest win, and he appears to be in the best shape of his career following his most disappointing loss last year.

Who do you want to see Calvin Kattar fight next?

Dana White Explains Why Henry Cejudo Didn’t Get Featherweight Title Shot, Cringe King Responds

Henry Cejudo, Dana WhiteUFC president Dana White didn’t look to Henry Cejudo to fill in against Alexander Volkanovski after Max Holloway pulled out of their trilogy. Cejudo hoped to get a featherweight title shot against Volkanovski on short notice, but the UFC and White opted to go with Chan Sung Jung (otherwise known as ‘The Korean Zombie’) as […]

Henry Cejudo, Dana White

UFC president Dana White didn’t look to Henry Cejudo to fill in against Alexander Volkanovski after Max Holloway pulled out of their trilogy.

Cejudo hoped to get a featherweight title shot against Volkanovski on short notice, but the UFC and White opted to go with Chan Sung Jung (otherwise known as ‘The Korean Zombie’) as a replacement. Jung last defeated Dan Ige in his previous UFC outing.

Cejudo has teased White over the past few months regarding a potential featherweight title shot, but White hasn’t budged on his demands. During a recent interview with BT Sport, White explained why Cejudo wasn’t in consideration as a replacement.

“I can tell you this, ‘The Korean Zombie’ has been here fighting,” White said. “This guy’s been retired. He’s been off for how many years now? And he wants to come in to fight Alexander Volkanovski?

“You got guys like the Zombie, Josh Emmett, Giga [Chikadze] — who is fighting this weekend — you’ve got these guys getting in there and doing it three times a year and working their way up. For Cejudo to retire and think he can jump into any weight division and take on the champion, that’s not how it works.” (h/t MMA Fighting)

After getting word of White’s remarks, Cejudo responded and hinted that he may be giving up on a pursuit of the 145-pound title.

“The thing is they’re scared. Dana White is scared,” Cejudo said on The Triple C and Schmo Show. “Dana White, the UFC, they don’t want it and I’m even sick and tired of trolling Volkanovski if the fight’s never gonna happen. It makes sense. Why not give me the opportunity, the chance to make history and become the first three-division champ? It’s a monopoly, man.”

Henry Cejudo Has Hinted At A Potential UFC Comeback

Cejudo has been sidelined for nearly two years since defending his bantamweight title against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. He retired in his post-fight interview and vacated the title just days after the event.

Volkanovski will face Jung after an impressive performance against Brian Ortega at UFC 266. It was a gritty performance and began discussions about a possible trilogy with Holloway.

With Holloway sidelined with an injury, it’s unclear when he’ll return. In the meantime, it appears that Cejudo will be available if the UFC and White call.

Do you think Henry Cejudo will eventually fight for the featherweight title?

Kattar Looks Forward To Round 6 With “Uncrowned Champ” Holloway

Despite taking a beating against Max Holloway last year, Calvin Kattar is ready and willing for some more rounds with the former UFC featherweight champion.

In the UFC Fight Island 7 headliner last January, Kattar had the chance to stake his claim …

UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Holloway, Calvin Kattar

Despite taking a beating against Max Holloway last year, Calvin Kattar is ready and willing for some more rounds with the former UFC featherweight champion.

In the UFC Fight Island 7 headliner last January, Kattar had the chance to stake his claim for a title shot against former titleholder Holloway. But fresh off back-to-back losses to reigning champion Alexander Volkanovski, “Blessed” entered the Octagon that night with a point to prove. That point? “I’m the best boxer in the UFC.”

Across 25 minutes, Holloway broke record after record. To name a few, the Hawaiian set the UFC records for most significant strikes landed, most significant strikes attempted, highest significant strike differential, and most strikes landed in a single round. The result of those feats was a unanimous decision victory for Holloway and a beaten and bloodied face for Kattar.

Having sat out for the remainder of 2021, Kattar is set to return to the Octagon this weekend. Approaching the one-year anniversary of the memorable five-rounder, Kattar looked back on the clash during an appearance at UFC Vegas 46 media day on Wednesday.

While giving credit to Holloway for what is widely regarded as the greatest performance in the promotion’s history, Kattar noted that he ended the main event just how he started it, on his feet.

With that in mind, “The Boston Finisher” is eager for another crack at the #1-ranked featherweight contender down the line.

“I look at it (the Holloway fight) as much as I want to. It didn’t work out my way, but like I said man, I finished that fight the way I started, on my two feet. Props to Max, he fought a helluva fight, and I definitely walked away from that fight with an understanding of, kinda, what he was doing and things I’ll take in with me for not only my next fight, but future fights. I look forward to a round six with the uncrowned champ.”

Kattar Hopes To Rebound In UFC Vegas 46 Main Event

First and foremost, Kattar’s focus will need to be on returning to the win column in this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 46 headliner. In yet another tough assignment, the 33-year-old will be opposite surging Georgian Giga Chikadze inside the Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Chikadze, who currently sits at #8 in the division, broke into the title conversation with finishes of Cub Swanson and Edson Barboza in 2021.

Having called out Volkanovski following Holloway’s withdrawal from his scheduled trilogy clash with the Australian, “Ninja” will be looking to secure a date with the champion with an impressive performance on January 15.

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Who do you think will have their hand raised at UFC Vegas 46, Calvin Kattar or Giga Chikadze?

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Max Holloway Withdraws From Alexander Volkanovski Trilogy Fight

Max HollowayMax Holloway has pulled out from his trilogy fight with Alexander Volkanovski which was due to take place at UFC 272 on March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The eagerly anticipated match-up was confirmed as official on Wednesday but is now off just two days later according to ESPN. Holloway has aggravated […]

Max Holloway

Max Holloway has pulled out from his trilogy fight with Alexander Volkanovski which was due to take place at UFC 272 on March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The eagerly anticipated match-up was confirmed as official on Wednesday but is now off just two days later according to ESPN. Holloway has aggravated a pre-existing injury and will not be able to compete at UFC 272.

As of right now, the UFC has not officially confirmed that Holloway is out of the bout. It is unclear if Volkanovski will remain on the card against an alternative opponent or if the match-up will be rescheduled.

The History Between Max Holloway & Alexander Volkanovski

Holloway and Volkanovski first fought in December 2019 at UFC 245.

The Aussie fighter scored a significant upset to dethrone Holloway, who was easily outpointed over five rounds. In July 2020, the featherweight duo rematched, and the fight was much closer. ‘Blessed’ was the winner on many people’s scorecards after five rounds but the judges awarded Volkanovski a split decision win.

Since then, Holloway has bounced back with decision wins over Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez. Meanwhile, Volkanovski survived a couple of scares to defend his belt against Brian Ortega.

Do you think we’ll see Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski III in 2022?

The Pulse of MMA: Fans React To Volkanovski vs. Holloway III Booked

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In this installment of The Pulse of MMA, we look at the raw, unfiltered reactions from MMA fans to the booking of Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway III.

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Alex Volkanovski, Max Holloway

The Pulse of MMA: Fan Reactions To The Sport’s Biggest Stories

In this installment of The Pulse of MMA, we look at the raw, unfiltered reactions from MMA fans to the booking of Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway III.

Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway Trilogy Set For UFC 272

Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway
Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway (Image Credit: Louis Grasse/PxImages & Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Yesterday, we learned that Alex Volkanovski will be tasked with beating Max Holloway for the third time when the two meet at UFC 272.

The first time Volkanovski defeated Holloway was in 2019 at UFC 245. Volkanovski was able to win a relatively comfortable decision to capture the featherweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada, three years ago.

The rematch, however, would come with quite a bit of controversy, with many (arguably most) scoring the UFC 251 rematch in favor of the former champ, Max Holloway. Nevertheless, as they say, there are only three opinions that matter, and those were swayed in the direction of the Australian.

Since that loss, Holloway has earned another crack at Volkanovski with back-to-back Fight of the Night-winning victories, first over Calvin Kattar followed by a win over Yair Rodríguez.

So what did The Pulse of MMA have to say after this trilogy bout was announced? Find out down below!

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