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Jerome Max Keli’i Holloway is an MMA fighter originating from America. Nicknamed “Blessed” he competes in the Featherweight division in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). He is currently ranked No.2 in the UFC Featherweight rankings. He is now number 14 in the pound-for-pound rankings for men in UFC.


Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States on December 4, 1991, Max Holloway initially started kickboxing and later switched to MMA training. He made his UFC debut at UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit on February 4, 2012, in place of Ricardo Lamas against Dustin Poirier and lost the fight by submission in Round 1. However, he turned things around and impressed the fans with his fighting skills over time. In 2017, he became the UFC Featherweight Champion by defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 212: Aldo vs Holloway. Additionally, he has won Fight of the Night 5 times, Performance of the Night 4 times, and Knockout of the Night 1 times.


Holloway currently has a record of 32 fights. He won 25 fights (11 by knockout, 2 by submission, and 12 by decision) and has lost 7 fights (1 by submission and 6 by decision). His next opponent is Justin Gathje at UFC 300 on April 13, 2024.



Max Holloway Martial Art Degree


Max Holloway is notable for being a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He trained under Rylan Lizares.




Max Holloway Best UFC Fights


Max Holloway has established himself as one of the talented MMA fighters in UFC. His career has led him to a variety of opponents in his career so far. Here is a look at his various opponents in his career till now.



Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier


Max Holloway faced Dustin Poirier in his UFC debut at UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit on February 4, 2012. He impressed everyone with his fighting skills. Unfortunately, Poirier defeated him via submission through a triangle armbar in 3 minutes 23 seconds of Round 1.



Max Holloway vs Akira Corassani


These two squared off at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story on October 4, 2014. However, Holloway overcame Corassani via KO/TKO with a punch in 3 minutes 11 seconds of Round 1, thereby winning Performance of the Night.



Max Holloway vs Cub Swanson


This fight occurred at UFC on FOX: Machida vs Rockhold on April 18, 2015. Holloway defeated Swanson with submission through a guillotine choke in 3 minutes 58 seconds of Round 3. He gained Performance of the Night for this.



Max Holloway vs Charles Oliveira


These two locked horns at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Oliveira on August 23, 2015. Holloway ended Oliveira with KO/TKO in 1 minute 39 seconds of Round 1.



Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo


Max Holloway faced the defending UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo at UFC 212: Aldo vs Holloway on June 3, 2017. He defeated Aldo via KO/TKO with punches in 4 minutes 13 seconds of Round 3. Max Holloway became the new UFC Featherweight Champion. He also won Fight of the Night.



Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo


These two squared off again at UFC 218: Holloway vs Aldo 2 on December 2, 2017. Only, this time, Holloway was the defending champion. Despite this, “Blessed” ended Aldo by KO/TKO with punches 4 minutes 51 seconds of Round 3. He successfully retained his UFC Featherweight title.



Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega


This fight happened at UFC 231: Holloway vs Ortega on December 8, 2018. Holloway defeated Ortega via KO/TKO in 4 minutes of Round 5. He won both Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night for this. He also retained his UFC Featherweight title.



Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar


These two competitors faced each other at UFC 240: Holloway vs Edgar on July 27, 2019. Holloway successfully overcame Edgar by unanimous decision in 5 minutes of Round 5 and retained his UFC Featherweight title.



Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar


This fight occurred at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar on January 16, 2021. Holloway beat Kattar by unanimous decision in 5 minutes of Round 5. He was honored with Fight of the Night for this.






*Last updated on April 9, 2024.

FAQs

A. Max Holloway’s age is 32 years.

A. Max Holloway knows Brazilian Jiu-jitsu  and is a brown belt in it. 

A. Max Holloway is from Hawaii. 

A. Max Holloway has been a UFC Featherweight Champion in the past.

A. Max Holloway’s next opponent is Justin Gaethje at UFC 300 on April 13, 2024. 

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