In the co-main event of UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi’s Fight Island, Max Holloway lost the UFC featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski via a split decision.

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Max Holloway falls overall to 21-6 while Volkanovski rises to 22-1 while holding the belt. The judges scored 48-47, 47-48, 48-47 in Volkanovski’s favour.

This was the first fight for both competitors since they battled each other at UFC 245 in Las Vegas on 19 Dec. 2019, when Volkanovski gained the featherweight belt by unanimous decision.

Social Media Reactions

Max Holloway’s featherweight championship rematch with Alexander Volkanovski had ample of excitement prior to the fight at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The fight has definitely lived up to the hype, as Volkanovski won in a split decision 48-47, 47-48, 48-47. At the same time, many feel that Holloway has done enough to succeed, and has taken to social media to share their concerns.

Here are a few social media responses before, during, and after the fight:

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