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Midnight Mania! Alexander Volkanovski headed for thumb surgery after UFC 276

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Alexander Volkanovski dominated Max Holloway to retain his featherweight title at UFC 276 last weekend in Las Vegas and he did it with a broken thumb.

According to a recent social media post by Volkanovski, he broke his thumb in the second round of trilogy fight with “Blessed.” Despite the ailment, Volkanovski was too much for Holloway in every single round and cruised to his third win over the Hawaiian. It was the most impressive performance of Volkanovski’s career and a lopsided win that cements him as one of the best featherweight fighters in the history of the sport.

Volkanovski’s broken thumb, which can be seen below, is expected to sideline him for 12 weeks as he heads for surgery on Friday. That should give the reigning UFC featherweight champion enough time to heal and get back inside of the Octagon early next year.

“Broke my thumb in the second round, but that don’t stop us! Having surgery today and will be out for 12 weeks. Looking forward to getting back out there, thanks to everyone for the support,” wrote Volkanovski.

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