The UFC‘s featherweight champion of the world certainly has his eyes on this weekend’s main event. Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) has been sitting on the sidelines since his split decision win over Max Holloway back at UFC 251 in July.
Since then, the UFC‘s featherweight champion has been waiting for a worthy top contender to emerge. Volkanovski has been waiting for the highly anticipated matchups to occur between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung as well as the Zabit Magmedosharipov and Yair Rodriguez.
The Zabit – Rodriguez fight has been sidelined with injuries to Rodriguez. However, Jung and Ortega will take center stage this weekend at UFC Fight Island 6. The main event of the evening will likely produce the top contender in the featherweight division.
You have to imagine that Volkanovski is chomping at the bit to get back in the octagon. There were more questions than answers provided in his last title defense at UFC 251. Saturday night a new and dangerous contender will emerge in the featherweight division.
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There’s already bad blood that exists between Brian Ortega (14-1, 1 NC) and Chan Sung Jung (16-5). Throw in the fact that the winner is likely going to get the next shot at UFC gold and you have the perfect recipe for a fantastic main event.
It’s almost been two years since we have last seen Ortega inside the octagon. Ortega last fought for the UFC title against Max Holloway. It was a fight that showed off a lot of areas where T-City needed to improve. The world should expect a much better Brian Ortega Saturday night.
Saturday night will also mark the first fight of 2020 for the UFC‘s Korean Zombie. Jung will enter the cage on a two fight winning streak. Jung has knocked out Frankie Edgar and Renato Carneiro in his last two UFC contests.
Volkanovski will be glued to his TV come Saturday night. This matchup between top five UFC featherweight contenders will give Alexander The Great something that he’s been waiting for all year. A challenger not named Max Holloway.