With UFC 250 within the books, the promotion is popping its consideration to its subsequent pay-per-view occasion.
Volkanovski defeated Holloway to win the title in December. Following the win, the Australian underwent surgical procedure on his left hand. The win prolonged his successful streak to 18 in a row, and the loss snapped Holloway’s 13-fight featherweight successful streak.
Per sources, the promotion has thought-about that includes a number of title fights on the cardboard. The others in consideration are Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title and a welterweight title protection by champion Kamaru Usman.
The unique plan was for Usman to defend the belt in opposition to Jorge Masvidal. Nonetheless, UFC and Masvidal are presently far aside on a deal for the struggle, sources say, so the front-runner to switch Masvidal is Gilbert Burns, who defeated Tyron Woodley two weeks in the past.
On Monday, Burns tweeted that he’s “again in camp.”
All three fights aren’t signed for the UFC 251 card simply but, sources say, however these are the reserving plans in the meanwhile. The UFC wish to finalize the highest of the cardboard as quickly as doable as a result of it’s nearly a month away.
The present plan is for the occasion to happen on Combat Island, although the UFC has but to substantiate the situation with the rivals.