Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega targeted for UFC 226

UFC 223’s loss could end up being UFC 226’s gain.

A much-anticipated featherweight title bout between UFC champion Max Holloway and undefeated challenger Brian Ortega is being targeted for the International Fight Week card on July 7 at UFC 226, sources close to the situation told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. The bout has yet to be officially signed, per Helwani.

Holloway (19-3) was scheduled to replace the injured Tony Ferguson earlier this month against Khabib Nurmagomedov in a bid...

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