UFC 231 on Saturday LIVE from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto with Holloway vs Ortega via Fox Sports. Minute by minute in Sixsailor.com .
Max Holloway and Brian Ortega went a long way to get to the top of 145 pounds. Both have shown their finalizing power and promise that it will be key in UFC 231.
The Hawaiian has won his last 12 fights dominately. Returning to the octagon after a year of absence excites him and his good humor appeared. “It will be the best feather match you have ever seen.”
The undefeated 14 wins of Ortega does not surprise him, but does not scare him: “Although it is very dangerous, I do everything better than him. I’ve paid a lot of attention to her as all the others. ”
Brian is of few words. Six victories in a row, all by the end and the last with an explosive knockout on Frankie Edgar , gave him the opportunity for the title: “We are two young people at the best moment of our career and hungry for victory. We are very similar. ”
His jiu jitsu is a powerful weapon to avoid the knockout power of the champion and his seven won by submission is proof of that.
The support will be divided into the stellar fight in Toronto. The charisma of both has connected with the fans and they feel at home … although with colder
Holloway-Ortega: shock of spells with 5 months of suspense
The fans are looking forward to Max Holloway and Brian Ortega getting into the Toronto octagon on Saturday to close UFC 231 . At stake will be the featherweight title, which holds the first, but there will be much more. The fight is of the most equal and its expectation arrives in all the high thing after the postponement of its first duel . It was planned for UFC 224 (May 12), but Holloway gave symptoms similar to those of a concussion. His loss was very muted and what was going to be little time until the new date ended up being five months. A lot of waiting for fans who expect to see two of the fittest men face to face.
Holloway is having a bad year . In 2017 he had managed to consecrate himself by unifying the titles (he was interim champion) of the featherweight. He knocked out José Aldo twice and his price went up. So much so that the UFC wanted to exploit it when Tony Ferguson was last minute dropped to face Khabib at UFC 223 (April 7) . H olloway accepted the challenge, fight in a higher category … but could not. The weight loss was very aggressive and doctors forbade him to fight. Previously, at UFC 222, he had dropped out a few weeks after the injury. Thus, the champion adds three failed attempts to fight in 2018 . It takes a year without competing (UFC 218, December 2, 2017) andhe wants to show because he has a streak of 12 consecutive fights (he has not lost since Aug. 17, 2013 against McGregor).
For his part, Brian Ortega is the latest sensation of the company. He arrives with an immaculate record of 14-0, having finished his last six rivals, including on that list the likes of Renato Moicano, Cub Swanson or Frankie Edgar, whom he defeated in UFC 222 to get the ticket to the title . The American accepted the challenge of measuring himself to the young promise after Holloway’s absence and the play to reassert him went wrong. Ortega has a lethal jiu-jitsu, but in his last fights he has shown that he is working with his fists . In fact, he managed to knock out Edgar in his last lawsuit. Each time is more complete.
With that reading, a forecast seems complicated. Holloway is favorite in bets for a narrow margin. It is logical, he is the champion and has a great winning streak against high quality names, but Ortega is in the best moment of his career and can beat him. They are two fighters with a great capacity for lace, which makes the pools more uncertain . Holloway must move and play on foot, while Ortega will look for the holds and the fight on the ground. Both are comfortable in that role, but they have enough quality to win the other in their field. Two of the most dominant fighters clash in Toronto the final result is an unknown. The show, assured .