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Holloway ready to defend UFC featherweight belt at UFC 245

Holloway will be defending his UFC featherweight belt against Alexander Volkanovski on Dec. 14.
Tuesday, December 3rd 2019, 5:12 PM HST by Brandi Higa

What exactly does Alexander Volkanovski bring to the table?

So far, no one in the UFC has been able to answer that with success. Volkanovski is unbeaten at 7-0 in the UFC octagon.

Hawaii's Max Holloway, the UFC featherweight champion, will get a chance to crack the code when he takes on Volkanovski next week. Holloway will be defending his UFC featherweight belt at UFC 245 in Las Vegas on Dec. 14.

"He presents a lot of questions and we'll see December 14th if I have the answers", said Holloway. "That's the thing that excites me and my team. We sit down, we see what these guys present and then we go from there."

When it comes to fighting at 145-pounds, Holloway brings a 17-fight winning streak into the matchup. But many wonder how the two fighters will match-up stylistically.

"He's one of the greats you know. He's got good wrestling, he's got good takedown defense like me", explained Holloway. "Everybody keeps saying I've never fought anyone like him. The cool thing is he's never fought anyone like me".

Holloway versus Volkanovski at UFC 245 is co-headlined by a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.