Alexander Volkanovski Intrested in fighting Sterling for Featherweight Title

Thu Jul,2023
Alexander Volkanovski Intrested in fighting Sterling for Featherweight Title MMA

Reigning UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has recently expressed his interest in a potential matchup against Aljamain Sterling who is the current bantamweight champion. Sterling competes in a lower weight class and has shown a willingness to move up in weight to challenge Volkanovski.

Volkanovski secured a unanimous decision win over Max achieving his latest victory came at UFC 276. This triumph marked his fourth successful title defense which solidified his status as one of the premier pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Sterling has established himself as a top-ranked fighter in the UFC. Aljamain attained the bantamweight title in 2021 after a disqualification victory over Petr Yan. Sterling then successfully defended his title against Yan in a rematch earlier this year.

A potential matchup between Volkanovski and Sterling has generated substantial anticipation among fans. Both fighters possess dominant wrestling and striking abilities, setting the stage for an intense and exhilarating battle inside the Octagon.

Volkanovski has expressed his willingness to face Sterling at any time and Sterling himself has shown interest in the fight. However, specific details regarding the timing of the bout have yet to be determined. It would undoubtedly be a marquee event for the UFC. Both Volkanovski and Sterling enjoy a substantial fan following and their clash would possess the potential to become a highly successful pay-per-view spectacle.

Here are a few additional noteworthy aspects of the potential fight:

1. Volkanovski and Sterling have never fought each other previously which heightens the intrigue surrounding the matchup.
2. Volkanovski holds the top ranking in the UFC featherweight division while Sterling sits at the #2 spot in the bantamweight division.
3. The fight would likely be contested for the UFC featherweight title and adds significance to the outcome.
4. Tentative plans suggest that the fight could potentially take place in early 2024, though no official date has been confirmed.