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UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega

UFC 231
  • Saturday 12.08.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Scotiabank Arena
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jone Anik, Joe Rogan, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,481,552
  • Attendance: 19,039
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 786,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims, 915k peak)
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 13
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega   |   $50,000 bonus to Holloway
  • Performance of the Night
    Thiago Santos vs. Jimi Manuwa   |   $50,000 bonus to Santos
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Referees

  • Yves Lavigne
    Holloway vs. Ortega (13)Bochniak vs. Dawodu (10)Burns vs. Aubin-Mercier (7)
  • Todd Anderson
    Jędrzejczyk vs. Shevchenko (12)Santos vs. Manuwa (9)Eye vs. Chookagian (6)
  • Jerin Valel
    Oliveira vs. Nelson (11)Gadelha vs. Ansaroff (8)Anders vs. Theodorou (5)
  • Brian Beauchamp
    Katona vs. Lopez (4)Rakić vs. Clark (1)
  • Graham Bettes
    Laprise vs. Lima (3)
  • Ivan Svec
    Ferreira vs. Nelson (2)

Event Discussion

zarog
zarog

12.10.2018 | 11:26 PM ET

That would be great, considering he would need to be better to compete at 155. 155 is the deepest, most skilled, and arguably the most athletic division in the sport. I think Ferguson, Khabib, and Lee would all give him fits. Holloway is probably a top 10 guy at LW, but I don't see him getting the belt with who else is currently at the top.
ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

12.11.2018 | 3:04 AM ET

I think if he transitioned well he'd probably beat lee and Tony. It depends if they straight up outmuscle him or not. If not, and his TD holds up, he likely beats both. Prob the only guy who can match Ferguson's Cardio out there really.Doubt he beats Khabib though. Nurmy is a big ass FW and I don't think anyone can stay on their feet against him.
freemoneyforall
freemoneyforall

12.11.2018 | 1:53 PM ET

The time is definitely right for him to move up. So many great fights for him at lightweight. 

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