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MAX HOLLOWAY

AGE

27

RECORD

20-4-0

REACH

69"

HEIGHT

5'11"

WEIGHT

155LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

GRACIE TECHNICS/HAWAII ELITE MMA

HOMETOWN

WAIANAE, HAWAII, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236– VS DUSTIN POIRIER

RESULT – LOST VIA 5th RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Holloway is in the orthodox stance. Poirier comes out in the southpaw stance. Both fighters are measuring their range. Poirier opens the fight with a front kick to the body. He moves un and lands a nice leg kick. Holloway is making reads. He takes the center but eats another front kick. Poirier stays busy with the kicks. Holloway starts working the body with the straight punches. 1st min in, Poirier charges forward and lands a leg kicks. Big left hand cracks Holloway! Poirier starts chasing Holloway but eats a hard right hand! Holloway follows with a couple of more punches! It seems like Poirier is in trouble! Holloway is the aggressor. Poirier explodes and lands a big right hand! He moves in for a finish with the punches! Holloway is in trouble! Poirier is all over him!!! Holloway counters with a hard right and lands! Both fighters are sitting in the pocket and landing! Halfway in, another big right hand hurts Holloway! He is destroying Holloway! Holloway tries to counter but he eats another right!!! Holloway is showing his strong chin! Poirier is all over him with the punches! He is looking to close the show! Holloway is trying to counter but he is on the wobbly legs! Poirier is displaying insane boxing skills so far! Poirier slows down. He swings the right hand but eats a right counter. Holloway recovers and lands a nice right hand! Poirier catches him with another right! Poirier is exploding with the punches! He is on fire in this round! 1st min in, Holloway is looking patient. Poirier moves in and fires a one-two combination! Holloway is very flat-footed. He is standing in front of Poirier and eating punches. Holloway presses forward but Poirier shows great footwork. Poirier is very accurate with the punches. Holloway goes high with the kick, blocked by Poirier. 10-9 Poirier

Rd 2 – Poirier slowly takes the center. Holloway opens the round with a jab to the body. Both fighters are flat-footed. Nice step in left hook lands for Holloway! Poirier resets. Holloway starts pressing forward with the punches but he is out of range. Big leg kick lands for Poirier! He is mixing it well on the feet. 1st min in, Holloway continues to work the body of Poirier. He is looking to empty the gas tank of Poirier. Holloway is switching his stances. Holloway fires a left hook but eats a straight right counter in return. Holloway is missing with the punches. Poirier clinches and lands an elbow on the separation. Big straight left snaps the head back of Holloway! Holloway continues with the forward pressure. He is still working the body. Halfway in, Poirier clips Holloway with the right. He is doing a good job countering the attacks and keeping his distance. Holloway has a hard time finding his rhythm. Holloway lands a double jab but misses with the power right behind it. Nice kick to the body lands for Holloway. He is pressing forward the entire round. It looks like Poirier is saving some energy for the later rounds. A hard counter left hook lands for Poirier! Holloway has a better round so far. That said, Poirier moves in and lands a big left hand! Holloway is on the retreat! 1 min to go, Poirier moves in for a kill with more punches! Holloway moves away and resets. Poirier continues with the pressure and lands a right hook! Holloway is smiling but he has felt that one! Poirier is looking sharp and confident! He is outboxing Holloway! Holloway is missing with the counters. 10-9 Poirier

Rd 3 – They meet in the middle. Holloway opens the round with a left hand. Poirier is patient. Holloway moves in and clinches. Poirier separates. Holloway is more active. He steps in but eats a hard right hand! Poirier has perfect timing on the counter punches. Holloway is looking good. 1s min, his is mixing his attacks with the body head punches. Big kick to the body lands for Poirier! Holloway responds with a one-two combination and continues to stay busy with the straight punches. He is out landing Poirier early in the round. Poirier lands a double jab and follows with a big left hand! Poirier has a lot of power in his hands. Another hard right lands for Poirier! He is so sharp. Holloway pushes forward and lands a right hand! Holloway sticks with the jab. He is throwing volume strikes and constantly landing. Halfway in, Holloway continues to land. Poirier is on the retreat! He fires a couple of power punches but misses with all of them. Holloway moves in and lands rights cross. They are standing in each other face and trade punches. Good right hand lands for Holloway. Big uppercut and right straight lands for Holloway! Poirier is countering with the single punches but he is eating volume strikes. Holloway is confident as he attacks with the volume against the fence! Poirier is in trouble! 1 min to go, Holloway fires a flying knee. Poirier catches the knee and starts working for a takedown against the fence. Holloway explodes with the nasty elbows! Poirier is committed to a single leg. 10-9 Holloway

Rd 4 – Holloway takes the center and opens the fight with a straight right hand! Poirier has felt that one. Poirier dives for a single leg and manages to score a takedown. Holloway is pushing the head down in order to step over. Poirier has a hard time securing the position. 1st min in, Holloway is back on his feet. He separates and lands a big knee to the body! He is walking Poirier down. Big right hand lands for Holloway! His cardio is insane. He is constantly pressing forward with the punches! Holloway explodes with a volume! He is landing hard shots! Poirier is against the fence! He wants to break but Holloway continues with a hard pressure! Poirier is slowing down! He explodes with a couple of punches and lands! Halfway in, Poirier takes the center. He does a better job when moving forward. Holloway stats mixing with the body head punches! He is outboxing Poirier! Big right hook to the body lands for Holloway! He is looking sharp! Nasty jab lands for Poirier! Both fighters are showing great cardio! Big right just misses for Poirier. Nice knee lands for Poirier! Holloway has an open cut! He is bleeding heavily! 1 min to go, Big left hook lands for Poirier! He is the aggressor in the last minute of the round! Holloway answers with the clinch and he lands a nasty right hand on the separation! Poirier dives for a double leg takedown. Holloway is defending against the fence. Holloway is showing good takedown defense in this fight so far. Holloway shoots for the D’arce choke as the round ends!!! 10-9 Holloway

Rd 5 – Holloway slowly takes the center. Poirier opens the round with a leg kick. Holloway responds with a jab He moves in and connects with a kick to the body. Both fighters are looking to explode. Nice left hook lands for Poirier! Holloway absorbs and continues with the pressure. He is landing nice straight punches. Poirier times the counter and lands a hard right hand! He is getting outboxed but does a lot more damage with his punches. 1st min in, Holloway starts working the body of Poirier. Nice left straight lands for Holloway! Poirier is saving his energy to explode. Nice counter right lands for Poirier! Both fighters are constantly trading punches! Their cardio is insane. This is a high pace fight from the beginning. Poirier sticks with the jab. Holloway steps in but eats a right hand over the top! Halfway in, Nice right hook to the body lands for Holloway! Holloway splits the guard and lands a right hand! Holloway is confident. He is outboxing Poirier. Piston jab lands for Poirier! Holloway presses forward with the straight punches but Poirier does a good job blocking them. He initiates the clinch and starts working for a takedown. Poirier is holding on a single leg. Poirier is resting on Holloway. 1 min to go, Poirier is committed to a takedown. Holloway has a hard time separating. Holloway reversers the clinch and separates. They stand in the center and start trading hard punches!!! 10-9 Poirier

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2018 UFC 231 – VS BRIAN ORTEGA

RESULT – WON VIA 4th RD TKO (DOCTOR STOPPAGE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Ortega immediately looks to establish the jab. Holloway takes the center and lands a jab to the body. Both fighters are measuring their range. Stiff jab lands for Holloway. He is displaying good footwork early. Both fighters are feeling each other. 1st min in, Ortega takes the outside position. Holloway establishes forward pressure. Ortega lands a nice leg kick. Hard one-two lands for Holloway! Ortega presses forward but eats a counter right over the top! Holloway is looking g sharp with his hands. He is mixing the punches high and low. Big right hand lands for Holloway! Ortega responds with a good kick to the body. He is not afraid to stand and trade. Holloway rips the body with a left hook. He is looking more confident and relaxed. Halfway in, Ortega is switching his stances. Holloway moves in and lands a right hand. He is constantly pressing forward. Ortega is loading on the uppercut. Holloway steps in but eats a hard elbow! Ortega starts timing the counters. Holloway lands a clean right hand! Ortega dives for a double leg and scores the takedown! Holloway explodes back to his feet. He moves in and fires a piston right hand! He is outboxing Ortega with the volume. However, Ortega is countering well. 1 min to go, both fighters exchange punches! Holloway displays good head movement. He is avoiding the jab of Ortega. Holloway explodes and lands a two-punch combo! He follows with a big right hand and lands! Ortega absorbs and goes high with the kick, blocked by Holloway! Ortega shoots for the single leg takedown against the cage. Holloway is defending well. He lands a couple of elbows. Ortega is committed to a single leg. 10-9 Holloway

Rd 2 – Holloway slowly takes the center and starts pressing forward. Stiff jab lands for Holloway. Ortega has a hard time keeping his distance. Nice leg kick lands for Holloway. Nice right hand over the top lands for Holloway! He is the aggressor early. He steps in with the right but eats a counter hook to the body. 1st min in, Holloway is looking sharp as he clips Ortega with another right hand! Ortega is taking a lot of damage early. Holloway is much faster during the exchanges. Another one-two lands for Holloway! Ortega has no answer on the feet. Holloway is picking Ortega apart. Big punches are landing for Holloway! He is provoking Ortega! Another right lands for Holloway! He is showing great footwork and speed. Ortega is already busted up. He tries to counter with the jab but Holloway is slipping the punches well. He just misses with the head kick but connects with another right hand! Halfway in, Holloway is dominating the fight on the feet. Ortega moves with a double jab and lands a hard right over the top behind! Ortega is still in this fight. Holloway lands a couple of leg kicks and finishes with the right hand over the top! His timing and movement are perfect. Ortega moves in with the punches but eats an elbow! Big one-two lands for Holloway! He steps in with the volume punches! He is destroying Ortega in this round! Ortega fires a one-two and lands a big right hand!  1 min to go, Holloway is putting relentless pressure on Ortega. Ortega clinches and lands a nice right hand. He moves in with a jab and lands. Ortega is the aggressor in the last minute of the round. Hard right hand lands for Ortega! 10-9 Holloway

Rd 3 – Ortega takes the center. Both fighters are flat-footed. A nice leg kick lands for Holloway. Ortega is pushing with the jab. He connects with a hard kick to the body. Ortega is firing punches. Holloway lands a nice counter right hand! Holloway is a step forward during the exchanges. 1st min in, Big one-two lands for Ortega! He moves in and lands another hard right hand! Holloway is in trouble! Ortega shoots for a single leg and gets the takedown! Holloway wakes up and explodes back to his feet! Stiff jab lands for Ortega. His confidence is on the rise! Holloway resets and lands a right hand. Ortega explodes and lands a beautiful spinning elbow! Holloway connects with a one-two. A nice leg kick lands for Holloway. He moves in and lands a right hand. Holloway continues with the volume strikes. Ortega connects with a big uppercut! He is walking Holloway down! Halfway in, Ortega is looking much better in this round so far. Both fighters are exchanging punches! Ortega initiates the clinch against the fence. Ortega has double under hooks. Holloway separates from the clinch and explodes with a two-punch combo! Now he is pressing forward! Ortega starts firing the punches and lands a right hand! Holloway is countering with the straight punches! 1 min to go, Ortega goes high with the kick, Holloway blocks. Big right hand lands for Holloway! Another one! Holloway is exploding and letting his hands go! Ortega is still pressing and eating punches. He initiates the clinch against the fence. 10-9 Ortega

Rd 4 – Ortega opens the round with a jab. Big right lands for Holloway! He is very aggressive early. A nice step in straight left lands for Holloway! Holloway is demolishing Ortega! He is mixing it well with the body head punches! Big right lands for Holloway! He is very accurate with the punches. Holloway is in the southpaw stance. He hurts Ortega with the right hook! Ortega closes the distance and lands a nasty right hook to the body! Holloway responds with the volume strikes! He is destroying Ortega! Big right lands for Holloway! Ortega is hurt!!! Holloway is all over Ortega! Ortega counters with the right hand!!! They are sitting in the pocket and trading punches!!! Big three punch combo lands for Ortega! Both fighters are swinging wildly! Holloway still pressing forward! He clips Ortega with a couple of hard right hand! Ortega desperately dives for a takedown! Halfway in, Holloway defends well. Ortega is all busted up. He is bleeding heavily! Holloway is working for a separation. He separates and continues to demolish Ortega with the punches! He is relentless. Ortega is taking a lot of damage. Holloway’s output is insane!  Ortega presses forward but eats an elbow! Holloway connects with one two and Ortega responds with a single leg takedown. Holloway spins out of it and continues with the volume punches! Ortega loses his balance and Holloway finishes in the full mount! Holloway backs off and they are in the center. Holloway pushes with the punches. He is punishing Ortega! Big punches are landing for Holloway! Ortega has a hard time defending himself!!!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2017 UFC 218 – VS JOSE ALDO

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances.  Aldo takes the center and starts pressing forward. Holloway opens the fight with a one-two. Both fighters are measuring their range. Holloway is light on his feet. Aldo is yet to land anything. Holloway is using his height and reach well early. Aldo is taking his time, he is very patient. Holloway is looking for the openings. He steps in but eats a two-punch combo! A nice leg kick lands for Aldo! Holloway is looking to time the kicks with the right hand. Right hand over the top lands for Aldo. It looks like Aldo is saving his energy. Holloway eats another leg kick. Holloway is using his jab well. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Holloway is showing great footwork as he escapes most of the punches. Both fighters are missing. Aldo is displaying nice head movement. Straight right hand lands for Holloway. A nice step in right hand to the body lands for Holloway! Aldo presses forward and connects with the one-two. Holloway is looking more relaxed. He is getting more and more confident. Holloway goes high with the kick, just misses. Stiff jab lands for Holloway. He is more active in this round. Aldo is waiting too much. Holloway establishes forward pressure. He loads on the right hand and misses. Aldo responds with a hard right hand and connects! 10-9 Holloway

 

Rd 2- Holloway opens the round with a right hand. He slowly takes the center and starts pressing forward. Holloway lands another right hand over the top. He is looking sharp. Big leg kick lands for Aldo! He has a lot of success with the leg kicks so far. Holloway steps forward and lands a right hand. Aldo explodes and lands a left hook! Holloway absorbs and continues with the pressure. Aldo has a hard time keeping his distance. Holloway sticks with the jab. Aldo is looking to time the uppercut. He explodes with the body head combo but eats a counter right. Stiff jab lands for Aldo. It seems like he has found his range. Both fighters are bouncing on their feet. Holloway land a one-two. Aldo responds with a hard leg kick! Another right lands for Aldo; he is destroying the lead leg of Holloway. Aldo is chopping the legs! Holloway is responding with the jab. Stiff double jab lands for Holloway! He follows with a cross and lands! Holloway sticks the shot to the body. He wants to tire Aldo out. Holloway steps into the pocket and lands a two-punch combo. Aldo is late on the counter. Both fighters exchange right hands. Holloway is putting strong pressure on Aldo. He is working the body with the hooks. Aldo initiates the clinch. Holloway separates and lands a nice spinning kick to the liver! Big one-two lands for Holloway! He is picking up the pace! Holloway is outboxing Aldo! He explodes with a flying knee, just misses! 10-9 Holloway

 

Rd 3 Holloway comes out aggressive and opens the round with a couple of hooks to the body. He feels that Aldo is tired. Aldo is in a tall stance. Holloway is pressing forward and mixing his punches high and low. Nice knee to the body lands for Aldo. He has a hard time closing the distance. A nice leg kick lands for Aldo. Holloway charges forward and connects with a right hand. Aldo clinches and lands a nice elbow on the break! Aldo is breathing heavily. Nice jab lands for Aldo. Holloway starts provoking Aldo. He is holding his hands low. Both fighters are exploding with the punches! Holloway resets and continues to walk him down. Holloway starts throwing volume. He is destroying Aldo with the jab. Aldo is missing with the punches. Big head kick partially lands for Holloway. Aldo is sitting in the pocket and waiting for a counter. The output of Holloway is insane. He is constantly landing body head punches. Aldo is slowing down. Both fighters are swinging power punches! Holloway is more accurate! He is slowly picking Aldo apart! Aldo counters with the overhand right but starts eating hard punches in return! Holloway is setting up the relentless pace. Aldo is eating hard punches! Holloway pushes for a finish with the punches! Big knee to the body lands for Holloway! He is destroying Aldo! Aldo is covering himself and shoots for a takedown! Holloway finishes on top and slides over to the full mount! Holloway explodes with the punches! Aldo gives his back! Holloway is dropping bombs on Aldo! Aldo is trying to survive!!!! Aldo is taking a lot of damage!!! The referee steps in and saves Aldo!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

24 MATCHES 20 WINS 4 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 10 0
SUBMISSION 2 1
DECISION 8 3
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Holloway is the aggressive well-rounded fighter who mostly relies on his incredible boxing skills.
  • He is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.
  • Also, Holloway is the former X-1 Lightweight Champion.
  • Holloway is the Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt under Ryan Lizares.
  • Holloway was competing for the majority of his career in the Featherweight division. However, he is also competing in the Lightweight division.
  • He is a very exciting fighter with a lot of post-fight bonuses behind him.
  • His standup skills are elite of the elite and he is very accurate and precise.
  • He is constantly throwing volume strikes and slowly picking his opponents apart as seen against Ortega and Aldo.
  • He is doing a good job of mixing his attacks high and low and attacking from all angles.
  • Holloway is a slow starter; he is picking his pace up as the fight goes as seen against Poirier and Ortega.
  • Against Poirier, Holloway had a hard time dealing with the power disadvantage.
  • He had a hard time fighting under the constant pressure against Poirier and Ortega.