One of the most eagerly-anticipated featherweight clashes of all-time will headline UFC 231 this weekend as Max Holloway takes on the unbeaten Brian Ortega.
Pre-fight predictions are a funny business in mixed martial arts.
For all the effort we go to in an attempt to try and figure out which style will be able to claim the upper-hand once the cage doors close, a lot of the time we’ll watch as everything we thought we knew goes completely out the window.
Some fights, however, are almost impossible to predict – even with analysis.
The x-factors that surround the 145lb title showdown between champion Max H0lloway and Brian Ortega make this one of the most compelling matchups of the UFC’s modern era.
Both are young, in-form fighters with the type of creativity that would make any bettors nervous and when they finally throw down on Saturday night, anything could happen.
The UFC have released a fantastic new promo video for the fight – one that does a fine job of getting the excitement levels up for what should be an enthralling contest.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena