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Alexander Volkanovski controversially retains title via split decision against Max Holloway at UFC 251 on Fight Island


ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI controversially retained his featherweight title after a split decision victory over Max Holloway at UFC 251.

Holloway came up short in his last outing against ‘The Great’ in a decision loss at UFC 245 and he suffered a similar fate today on FIght Island.

But many fans were furious at the decision and believe the 28-year-old was robbed in the Middle East.

One wrote: “Max Holloway just got ROBBED.”

Another said: “Rewatch that fight and you will clearly see Max Holloway won the 1st 3 rounds the Judges are a disgrace.”

A fellow viewer tweeted: Absolutely robbed Holloway... What a disgrace.. Volkanovski is a G but no chance he won that..

And another said: “Wow! They gave that fight to Volkanvski.... that was a robbery straight up. Max Holloway had the first 3 rounds easy. What a disgrace.”

Volkanovski said afterwards: “It was a tough fight, he stood there and didn’t take a backwards step.

“But I dug deep in the last round and got the job done. I went for the finish but fortunately got the decision.

“I said no-one can outdo me in there.”

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