Brian Ortega will once again look to get his hands on the UFC’s featherweight championship as he takes on Alexander Volkanovski in the co-main event of UFC 260. Ortega is coming off an incredible win over MMA veteran Chan Sung Jung or The Korean Zombie and has looked incredible in the lead up to UFC 260.
Ortega appeared alongside ESPN journalist Brett Okamoto and shared his thoughts on the featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. The Australian mixed martial artist remains undefeated inside the UFC Octagon.
Here’s what Ortega had to say about his next opponent. “I feel his ability to win the rounds. His ability to stay focused, not lose discipline no matter what you throw at him. He’s got good discipline. He is able to go in there and still execute his plans, still stay at the task. He is still able to adjust very well, and stick to his plan and not deviate from it. He is a focused man.”
Volkanovski snapped Holloway off his 12 fight win-streak in the featherweight division and successfully defended his title belt in the rematch to further cement his position as one of the greatest of all time.
How good Alexander Volkanovski?
Alexander Volkanovski has an interesting style. Brian Ortega points out quite perfectly when he says that despite what may, the Australian fighter sticks to his game plan. Needless to say, this is something that has helped him immensely. Volkanovski likes to mix it up and makes great use of his reach advantage.
When I say Volkanoveki is an interesting fighter, it’s party because of his short height but a larger reach. It’s surprising to know that Volkanovski though shorter than Ortega, has a significant reach advantage. Additionally, his grappling credentials make him a serious threat in the UFC’s featherweight division, and back-to-back wins over Holloway are testimony to his incredible fighting style.
Can Brian Ortega beat Volkanovski?
Ortega has what it takes to hand Volkanovski the first loss of his UFC career. Ortega’s ability to take shots and his ability to close the distance will prove to be quite a task for Volkaovski. Additionally, Ortega’s submission skills will likely keep Volkanovski on the feet. Looking at Ortega’s last performance, it’s no secret that he has made significant improvements to his game.
It will be interesting to see who gets his hand raised when everything is said and done. Can Ortega emerge as the new featherweight champion? Do let us know in the comments section.