Valentina Shevchenko (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega Pre-Fight Press Conference

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the UFC will host UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

In the night’s main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway puts his belt on the line against undefeated challenger Brian Ortega. The Hawaiian Holloway will aim to defend his belt for a second time. The 27-year-old has battled injuries over the last 12 months, resulting in his absence from the Octagon. Ortega, meanwhile, has yet to taste defeat through 15 professional outings. The submission ace enters the title affair having earned three straight post-fight bonuses.

Gold is also on the line in the night’s co-main event as former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko takes on former strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk for the promotion’s vacant flyweight belt.


The 12-fight event kicks off with three bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Above is video of the event’s pre-fight press conference (courtesy of the UFC), which takes place Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. ET.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk – for women’s flyweight title
Jimi Manuwa vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Kyle Bochniak
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Claudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye
Elias Theodorou vs. Eryk Anders
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Devin Clark vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez
Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima