Dana White confirms that Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway will meet for a THIRD time at UFC 272 while Petr Yan will look to reclaim his bantamweight title against Aljamain Sterling in Las Vegas
- Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway will meet for a third time at UFC 272
- The featherweight duo have fought twice, with the Australian winning twice
- However, Holloway has bounced back and earnt a third clash with the champion
- Elsewhere, Aljimain Sterling will defend his bantamweight title against Petr Yan
Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway are set for a mouthwatering trilogy after UFC chief Dana White confirmed the pair will meet for a third time at UFC 272.
Volkanovski, 33, first defeated Holloway, 30, in December 2019 to win the featherweight title and got the better of the popular Hawaiian in their 2020 rematch, winning by a razor-thin split decision.
The Australian has since defeated Brian Ortega in a Fight of the Year candidate last year, while Holloway has registered wins over Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez to keep the pressure on the champion.
Alexander Volkanovski (L) and Max Holloway (R) will do battle for a third time at UFC 272
The Australian has twice prevailed over the popular Hawaiian in two close featherweight fights
And UFC president White has confirmed to ESPN that the 145-pound stars will meet again at UFC 272 on March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Elsewhere, another championship fight will feature in Sin City on the same night, with Aljamain Sterling defending his bantamweight title against interim champion Petr Yan.
There is plenty of bad blood between the pair that needs settling, after the Russian was disqualified from their first bout last March after striking the Jamaican with an illegal knee in the fourth round.
Elsewhere, Petr Yan (R) will look to reclaim his bantamweight title against Aljamain Sterling (L)
The Russian lost his belt to the Jamaican last year after striking him with an illegal knee
When Sterling was deemed unable to continue, he was crowned champion because of the foul inflicted by Yan.
The bantamweights were due to clash once more late in 2021, but Sterling required surgery to repair a lingering neck injury. While the champion was sidelined, Yan returned to action and defeated Corey Sandhagen by unanimous decision to win the interim title.
Now Sterling is fit again, he will look to prove that he is the undisputed champion but faces a tough task in Yan, who was superb during his victory over the American late last year.