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Holloway, Nunes eager to show championship form at UFC 245

/ 12:56 PM December 14, 2019
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FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, Max Holloway, right, fights Jeremy Stephens during a featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 194 in Las Vegas. Holloway and Amanda Nunes are among the toughest and winningest fighters of their generation, and their latest title defenses against Alex Volkanovski and Germaine De Randamie are both likely to be more entertaining than the main event bout between two wrestlers who sometimes talk better than they punch. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS — With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones.

Before they get in the cage Saturday night, two of the UFC’s most durable, likable champions will entertain the mixed martial arts world without pandering or preening.

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Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes are among the toughest and winningest fighters of their generation, and their latest title defenses against Alex Volkanovski and Germaine De Randamie are both likely to be more entertaining than the main event bout between two wrestlers who sometimes talk better than they punch.

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