UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will make his Octagon return after a frightening health scare earlier this year to fight top 145-pound contender Brian Ortega.
If “Blessed” is unable to answer the call, however, the Hawaiian risks getting stripped of his division strap. In addition, former bantamweight title contender Valentina Shevchenko will battle ex-strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant 125-pound strap, recently stripped from the inactive Nicco Montano.
Event: UFC 231: “Holloway vs. Ortega”
Date: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast: Pay-per-view (PPV), FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass
UFC 231 Main Event:
145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
UFC 231 Co-Main Event:
125 lbs.: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk for vacant flyweight title