UFC 251 Picks: Expert Predictions for Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway

Expert picks and predictions for Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway at UFC 251.
Expert picks and predictions for Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway at UFC 251. / Steve Marcus/Getty Images

While most major sports are still working through their plans to return to action, the UFC is going full steam ahead. This week that brings us UFC 251 on Saturday, July 11.

One of three title fights on the card is a rematch between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway for the Featherweight championship. Let's take a look at how the experts expect this one to go.

UFC Expert Picks

Bleacher Report:
Alex Ballentine, of Bleacher Report, gave his picks for some of the biggest fights on the card. In the main event, Ballentine expects this rematch to play out in a similar fashion to the first fight, picking Alexander Volkanovski by decision.

Thomas Albano, of FanSided, gave a detailed breakdown of the matchup. Albano is in agreement with Ballentine, not expecting a lot to be different this time around. He picks Alexander Volkanovski by decision.

CombatPress.com writers Andrew Sumian and Matt Petela picked winners for every fight on the card. They are split on this one, with Petela picking Alexander Volkanovski (but not specifying a method of victory) while Suiman picks Max Holloway by decision.

FanDuel Sportsbook:
The betting markets on FanDuel Sportsbook favor Volkanovski (-205) to win in comfortable fashion. Alexander Volkanovski by decision (+110) has the best odds for any method of victory prop bet.

Volkanovski vs Holloway 2 Picks and Predictions

Alexander Volkanovski: 4
Max Holloway: 1

Method of Victory
Decision: 4
Submission: 0

The picks here are pretty clear. Everyone who predicted a method of victory expects this one to go to a full five-round decision, and four of the five highlighted experts favor Volkanovski to defend his title.

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