“Top 3 wins of all time” – Fans revisit Alexander Volkanovski DESTROYING “best boxer in UFC” Max Holloway at trilogy fight
Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway trilogy
UFC 276 will be remembered as the night reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski put the nail in the coffin with his rivalry against Max Holloway.
Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway are undoubtedly two of the greatest featherweights to ever grace the octagon. Fans are really “blessed” to have witnessed two all-timers go against each other three times in the UFC octagon. The two met each other for the third time at UFC 276.
Back in July of 2022, when Volkanovski faced Holloway, he put all comparisons to rest with his dominant performance. It is very rare we get to see a stunner like Max Holloway get put to shame inside the octagon. Volkanovski will be remembered as the man who made a legend like Holloway look novice.
Max is one of the most-loved fighters in the history of the sport and to watch him get torn apart by Volkanovski was a devastating moment for UFC fans. However, everyone came to the realization that Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski was undoubtedly the best fighter on the planet currently. There was nothing that the “Blessed Express” could do to win the fight against Volk.
Volk not only beat Holloway in a dominant fashion but he outclassed Max in his own forte of “striking”. The proclaimed “best boxer in the UFC” was being out-struck by a 5 ft 6 fighter from the land down under. It made everyone realize that we indeed are living in the era of one of the greatest featherweights of all time, if not THE greatest to do it in the 145-pound division.
Volkanovski outboxing Holloway with ease pic.twitter.com/Sx1AeSsJKn— P4P#1 Volk (@TopMMAContent) September 20, 2022
Check out the fans’ throwback to that performance from Volkanovski on Twitter and praise “The Great”. To many, it still stings that a fighter like Max looked absolutely novice at UFC 276.
Fans react to Alexander Volkanovski outboxing Max Holloway at UFC 276
“I’m the best boxer in ufc” lol https://t.co/Oyi4UXJgWd— Godesanya (@godesanya305) September 22, 2022
Probably the second best win in UFC history for me. #1 being McGregor vs Aldo, #3 is Whittaker beating prime Romero on one knee. https://t.co/YSzljKEWGm— The Combat Hub (@combathubreal) September 22, 2022
Simultaneously depressed that Max will never be champ again and in awe of Volkanovski's ascension https://t.co/Ivi4wvJ5da— t-cell (@BigPoppaAppa) September 22, 2022
Performance of the year and that still doesn't actually express enough how ridiculous it was. https://t.co/Kg4vvMOImB— Dan A. (@TypewritingDA) September 22, 2022
One of the top 3 performances of all time and the fact he has TWO 50-45 shutout wins over Max is jokes he's incredible https://t.co/3nG6qUp235— Harry (@MufcHarry) September 22, 2022
People talk about Volk’s speed increasing, but is that really the case? To me, he looks similarly fast as he always has. He’s just much better in the pocket and with his overall boxing now.— LAMO (@myopinionisseen) September 21, 2022
Is there any way to credibly measure speed? I assume it would come down to milliseconds https://t.co/Pl091HBPSl
The most interesting thing about the Volk/Max trilogy is the evolution of Volk's defense in the progress.— Dom (@Frittenpate) September 22, 2022
The pocket used to be an area where he wasn't too comfortable at and a static highguard was mostly as first line of defense.
His development has been marvelous. https://t.co/WSniF3yVn6
Possibly the best display of striking in an MMA context that I've ever seen https://t.co/EYDHDysOni— Hayden Doumergumedovs Fire MMA Shitposting (@HDoumergumedov) September 23, 2022
Many people don’t this but max tore everything in his knee a week before his fight according to my sources https://t.co/liYVA8cPtI— The Cris🇲🇽 (@MMA__Cris) September 23, 2022