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A 2d identify combat has been added to the UFC 226, as first reported by means of MMA Junkie as UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway defends the gold in opposition to #1 Brian Ortega. The UFC showed the scoop Saturday night time at UFC Atlantic City.

Holloway (19-3-0) goes to be making the second one protection of his championship on the match, ultimate protecting it in opposition to Jose Aldo at UFC 218. Holloway become the undisputed featherweight champion when he defeated Aldo the primary time by means of 3rd spherical TKO at UFC 212. Holloway hasn’t suffered a defeat in virtually 5 years, with that ultimate loss coming in opposition to former two department champion Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Night 26.

Ortega (14-0-0-1NC) has already earned six victories beneath the UFC banner, ultimate defeating former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar by means of first spherical knockout at UFC 222. Ortega hasn’t had a bout cross the gap in over 4 years and he has but to visit a call whilst competing within the UFC. Ortega is a former Resurrection Fighting Alliance Featherweight Champion, defeating Keoni Koch to win the gold at RFA 12.

UFC 226 takes position on Saturday, July 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier headlining. Fightful is offering reside protection of the development, with a post-show podcast to apply.

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