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Midnight Mania! Sorry Aussies, No Volkanovski At UFC 243

Midnight Mania! Sorry Aussies, No Volkanovski At UFC 243

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UFC 243 is set to be one of the biggest events of the year. Set in the massive Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, the main event will feature a grudge match between local favorites in Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker to unify the Middleweight title. That bout alone is worth the cost of admission, but fans have been holding out hope that a second title fight between Max Holloway and Australia’s own Alexander Volkanovski would take the co-main event slot.

Per Dana White on Submission Radio, it isn’t going to happen. The UFC president said, “That’s not happening. I don’t think that Max could turn around and cut the weight again that fast. So, I don’t want to put him in that type of situation.”

Given Holloway’s recent history of struggling at the scale and general health issues, it makes sense to give the champion something of a rest before sending him to war against an elite contender in Volkanovski. It probably strings for “The Great,” however, as Volkanovski’s title shot was delayed so that Frankie Edgar could first receive his opportunity.

If not for the bout, Holloway vs. Volkanovski would likely be happening at UFC 243.



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