Max Holloway highlights, compiled by SideBang Enterprises. By the way, you may want to watch this one without volume. You’re welcome in advance.
If you’ve been paying attention, the name Max Holloway should be familiar to you. If you haven’t, put on that dunce cap and write “Holloway is stepping in for an injured Ricardo Lamas to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fox 2” twenty times on the chalk board. That’ll teach you.
While Poirier is a tough draw, especially for a guy making his UFC debut, Holloway is no slouch himself, despite only having four professional fights to his credit. Here’s what you need to know about “the other Lil Evil”, Max Holloway:
-Holloway is a twenty year old Hawaiian prospect who has compiled a 4-0 professional record. Three of his four victories have come via decision, with his sole stoppage being a first round knockout against then 12-17 Bryson Kamaka in 2010.
-Don’t let the lack of stoppages fool you into thinking Holloway is a boring fighter. Known for his unorthodox striking and exceptional conditioning, Lil Evil blitzes opponents early and often. And despite being six feet tall, Max Holloway prefers to stay in the pocket against opponents.
-Holloway’s fighting style has drawn a lot of comparisons to former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. So many that Jeremy Stephens actually recruited Max Holloway to help him prepare for his bout with Pettis at UFC 136.
-In March 2011, Holloway won the X-1 lightweight championship with a split decision victory over WEC/Strikeforce veteran Harris Sarmiento. It was only his third fight as a professional.
-His most recent fight was a decision victory over then 3-5 Eddie Rincon on July 1, 2011.
Holloway vs. Kamaka
Holloway vs. Rincon, part one
Holloway vs. Rincon, part two