Max Holloway to fight Harbor City’s Brian Ortega for featherweight title in Toronto on Dec. 8

With his hands taped and ready, Brian “T-City” Ortega, a UFC featherweight fighter, is photographed before training in the garage of his coach, James Luhrsen, in Harbor City on Feb. 22.
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The rescheduled featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and Harbor City’s unbeaten challenger Brian Ortega will take place at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, the UFC announced Monday night.

Hawaii’s Holloway (19-3) was forced to withdraw from a planned July title defense against Ortega (14-0) after suffering through concussion effects.

Cleared medically, he now meets a 27-year-old skilled submission specialist coming off a stirring first-round knockout of former UFC champion Frankie Edgar in March.


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