UFC 245 results: Max Holloway's title reign ends thanks to Alexander Volkanovski

Max Holloway v Alexander Volkanovski

UFC 245 took centre stage on Saturday December 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, and it was a night of drama and action inside the Octagon.

Three titles were put on the line on the main card, with Amanda Nunes defending her women's bantamweight belt against Germaine de Randamie. Max Holloway also put his featherweight title on the line against Alexander Volkanovski.

And finally, the main event saw Kamaru Usman take on Colby Covington for the welterweight title.

As well as all the title action, Jose Aldo made his bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes.

After a busy preliminary card, that saw eight fights, the main card got underway, and it was Petr Yan vs Urijah Faber up first. The fight was over in round three after the former landed a brutal head kick to his opponent, knocking him out in the process.

Up next was Aldo's debut at bantamweight. A lot had been made of his physique leading up to the fight, with many saying he looked ill due to how skinny he was.

However, he received support from former rival Conor McGregor, who insisted he looked fine for the bantamweight division.

His venture into a new weight category, however, ended in defeat as he lost on points, with two judges scoring it 29-28 in the favour of Moraes.

It's safe to say that result didn't go down well with those in attendance, and plenty of fight fans around the world.

Marlon Moraes v Jose Aldo

Next inside the cage was Nunes. Anyone who is worth beating in the women's side of UFC, the Brazilian has beaten, and she added another name to her resume last night.

The fight went all the way, but the scorecards read 49-44, 49-46, 49-45 all in the favour of the champ. A tough night's work, but once again, a victory for the GOAT of the women's division.

However, the same couldn't be said for Max Holloway, who saw his reign end after losing on the scorecards against Volkanovski.

After an action-packed fight, the judges eventually scored the bout 48-47, 48-47, 50-45 all in favour of the challenger.

Max Holloway v Alexander Volkanovski

The main event was just as action-packed as the fights that came before it, with Usman looking to defend his title against Covington.

Midway through the fight, the American challenger made it very clear to his corner that he had in fact suffered a broken jaw at the hands of the champ, yet he still managed to fight on.

Throughout the fight, UFC fans on Twitter simply couldn't split who was winning, with plenty thinking it was Usman getting the job done, whilst others thought Covington was ahead.

However, it was the champ that had his arm raised in the end, thanks to a late stoppage.

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