Why Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 Should Be The Main Event At UFC 276

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On Saturday July 2, 2022, from the T-Mobile Arena, home to the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC 276 is going down! The main event, as well as the co-main event, will both feature title fights that have barnburners written all over them. However, the order of the championship fights should be changed.

Currently, the UFC Middleweight (185 lbs.) Championship is on the line in the main event. The champion, Israel Adesanya ("THE LAST STYLEBENDER") puts his belt on the line against the No. 2 ranked Jared Cannonier ("THA KILLA GORILLA"). In the co-main event, the UFC Featherweight (145 lbs.) Championship is on the line, as the champion Alexander Volkanovski (“THE GREAT”) faces the No. 1 ranked Max Holloway (“BLESSED”).

Unlike Adesanya and Cannonier, who are meeting in the octagon for the first time Saturday, Volkanovski and Holloway have already spent 50 minutes together in the octagon. Prior to this matchup, they’ve seen each other twice, so this will complete their trilogy of bouts.

Trilogies are not common in the UFC. Before this Featherweight trilogy between Volkanovski and Holloway, the last one was at Lightweight (155 lbs.) between Connor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Dustin secured the 2-1 edge thanks to his victory at UFC 264. Before that, there was the Heavyweight trilogy between Cleveland’s own