Brian Ortega Feels He & Max Holloway Are The Gold Standard At 145 Pounds • MMA News

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Brian Ortega Feels He & Max Holloway Are The Gold Standard At 145 Pounds • MMA News

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Brian Ortega believes the featherweight division is in hassle so long as he and Max Holloway compete in that weight class.

This Saturday evening (Dec. eight), Ortega will problem Holloway for the Final Combating Championship (UFC) featherweight title. It’ll be Ortega’s first title alternative underneath the UFC banner. He earned his shot by starching Frankie Edgar within the first spherical again in February.

Brian Ortega Says There’s No Extra Room At The Prime

Ortega and Holloway have been entrance and heart at yesterday’s UFC 231 pre-fight press convention. “T-City” made it clear that he believes the cream of the crop at featherweight has been set (by way of MMAJunkie.com):

“He ain’t going nowhere, and neither am I. And there’s no more room at the top. No matter what happens, I don’t see him spiraling down, and neither do myself. Whatever happens, fall down, get back up, and challenge each other again. So, this is the beginning.”

UFC 231 will even function one other title bout within the co-headliner. Valentina Shevchenko will share the Octagon with former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Additionally set for the principle card is a light-weight heavyweight battle between Jimi Manuwa and Thiago Santos. Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson and Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak shall be a part of the principle card as properly.

MMA News shall be offering stay protection of UFC 231. Don’t miss out on stay outcomes, highlights, and post-fight tidbits. Additionally, make sure you be part of us tomorrow for the early UFC 231 weigh-ins.

Do you see every other featherweight besting Max Holloway or Brian Ortega?

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