UFC's Brian Ortega Cleared to Fight, Gunning for Max Holloway Rematch

Great news for UFC star Brian Ortega … the 27-year-old says he’s been medically cleared to return to the Octagon — and he’s got his sights set on a rematch with Max Holloway

Ortega suffered a broken nose and a broken thumb after his Dec. 8 bloodbath with Max at UFC 231 … a fight Brian ultimately lost when the doctor stopped it at the end of the 4th round. 

Brian fought his ass off — and later said he was “willing to die” in the Octagon. 

After the fight, Ortega underwent surgery — which was successful — and now the featherweight star tells us he’s looking to book a fight as early as July. 

Unclear who the opponent will be — but Ortega says the ultimate goal is to earn another crack at Holloway, an opponent he has tremendous respect for. 

Ortega says he’s replayed the Holloway fight in his head — and knows he can win the second time around. 

“A lot of things I could’ve done different,” Ortega says … “Especially if I showed up in the right state of mind.”

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