Featherweight champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega’s title fight has finally been rescheduled for UFC 231 in Toronto, Canada on December 8th.
The fight was originally supposed to go down at UFC 226 in July, but Holloway was pulled from the card during fight week after displaying concussion-like symptoms including lethary, listlessness and slurred speech.
There was real concern for the Hawaiian star afterwards and so the UFC ensured that he was put through a battery of medical tests, but though the exact cause has never been established, he has since been cleared to fight again.
Holloway comes into the fight riding a formidable 12-fight winning streak that most recently saw him beat former long-time champion Jose Aldo in back-to-back encounters via TKO.
Among his other victims during this almost five-year run have included Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira and Cub Swanson, placing him as the No.4 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
Ortega also brings an impressive record to the Octagon though, having never been beaten in his 15 fight career to date that includes a KO win again Clay Guida, submission victories over Renato Moicano and Cub Swanson, plus most recently becoming the first ever fighter to knockout Frankie Edgar in March of this year.
Holloway Vs Ortega joins a UFC 231 card that will also include former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzeczjyk moving up to flyweight to fight current 125lb champion Valentina Shevchenko, while Claudia Gadelha faces Nina Ansaroff.