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    Alexander Volkanovski, blue, defeats Max Holloway, red, via decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Championduring during UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Alexander Volkanovski, blue, defeats Max Holloway, red, via decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Championduring during UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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  • Alexander Volkanovski, blue, defeats Max Holloway, red, via decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Championduring during UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Alexander Volkanovski, blue, defeats Max Holloway, red, via decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Championduring during UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Alexander Volkanovski, blue, defeats Max Holloway, red, via decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Championduring during UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Alexander Volkanovski, blue, defeats Max Holloway, red, via decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Championduring during UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

  • Alexander Volkanovski, blue, defeats Max Holloway, red, via decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Championduring during UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

LAS VEGAS — The Volkanovski era has begun.

Using a steady arsenal of leg kicks, Alexander Volkanovski slowed Max Holloway and threw him off his game enough to earn the unanimous decision and win the featherweight championship in the co-main event at UFC 245 on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.

The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 50-45 for the former professional rugby player from Australia.

Holloway (21-5) had been the UFC’s undisputed 145-pound king since June 2017 and had not lost a featherweight fight in more than 6 years — a 14-0 winning streak.

What’s more, no one in UFC history has more victories (16) at 145 pounds than Holloway, who just turned 28 last week. But that had no effect on the challenger.

Volkanovski (21-1), 31, came in on a 17-fight winning streak – and was 7-0 in the UFC. Despite being 5-foot-6 and being five inches shorter than Holloway, he enjoyed a 2.5-inch reach advantage.

But the leg kicks were the story of the fight. By the end of the first round, the Hawaiian’s left lead leg was red.

The champion came out in the second round and switched to a southpaw stance — an indicator that Volkanovski’s kicks were effective. In fact, after a coule rounds at southpaw, the champion switched back to an orthodox stance, perhaps sensing it was his best chance.

Volkanovski, however, was not only never in danger, but he never allowed Holloway — known to catch fire as he gets into a rhythn as the fight progresses — to get into a groove.

Australia now boasts two champions as Volkanovski joins middleweight champion Israel Adesanya — who was in the front row and joined the new champ to celebrate in the Octagon.

LA Daily News