The UFC’s year-end pay-per-view is now to set to feature two championship fights with the addition of a featherweight title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday that champion Max Holloway will defend the title against number one contender Alexander Volkanovski on Saturday, December 14th at UFC 245.
The promotion’s final pay-per-view of the calendar year is set for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and joins a previously announced women’s featherweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie.
It will be Holloway’s third fight of 2019, which included a move up to lightweight in April and lost a decision to Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 for the vacant interim championship. Holloway returned to defend his featherweight crown this past July and defeated Frankie Edgar by decision at UFC 240. Holloway has now lost a fight at 145 pounds since August 2013 when he dropped a decision to Conor McGregor.
For Volkanovski, he has put forward a flawless record since entering the UFC in 2016. He is 7-0 with the promotion and cemented his spot as the next title challenger after wins over Chad Mendes and former featherweight king Jose Aldo in his last fights.
Volkanovski’s lone blemish on his stellar 20-1 record came from a TKO by Corey Nelson for the Australian Fighting Championship group in May 2013. The loss came in Volkanovski’s fourth professional fight and has won seventeen consecutive bouts since that loss.