Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega title fight set for UFC 226
Max Holloway will get his desired date and location for his next UFC featherweight title defense.
A matchup between champ Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) and top contender Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) is set for UFC 226.
UFC President Dana White confirmed the booking to multiple outlets after MMAjunkie reported earlier that the bout was close to being finalized, according to two people with knowledge of the situation (via Twitter):
UFC 226 takes place July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Holloway vs. Ortega is expected to co-headline the pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
For Holloway, 26, the matchup hopefully will ……