Max Holloway

Max Holloway

Personal Information

Full Name Jerome Max Keli'i Holloway
Date of Birth December 4, 1991
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Nickname Blessed
Weight Class Featherweight and Lightweight
Stance Switch-stance/Kickboxing
Reach 69.0" (175cm)
Career Stats 25-7-0
Status Active

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Mark Coleman believes UFC won't let him present the BMF belt, but admits Max Holloway made him emotional - "Brought a tear to my eye" Mark Coleman believes UFC won't let him present the BMF belt, but admits Max Holloway made him emotional - "Brought a tear to my eye"
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Max Holloway bites back at Conor McGregor's laughing emoji reaction to his UFC 300 floral shorts Max Holloway bites back at Conor McGregor's laughing emoji reaction to his UFC 300 floral shorts
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Max Holloway further ups the ante in reaction to Justin Gaethje’s $300,000 bonus request for UFC 300 Max Holloway further ups the ante in reaction to Justin Gaethje’s $300,000 bonus request for UFC 300
Max Holloway further ups the ante in reaction to Justin Gaethje’s $300,000 bonus request for UFC 300 
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When did Max Holloway become champion? UFC record of 'Blessed' When did Max Holloway become champion? UFC record of 'Blessed'
When did Max Holloway become champion? UFC record of 'Blessed'
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Max Holloway: A Brief Biography

Max Holloway v Alexander Volkanovski
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Max Holloway is a prominent professional mixed martial artist who is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the former UFC featherweight champion and holds a professional MMA record of 25 wins and 7 losses. He is currently ranked 14th in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings and No. 1 in the UFC featherweight rankings. Holloway is also a recipient of a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Player Name Personal Information


NameJerome Max Kelii Holloway
Age32
DOBDecember 4, 1991
NationalityAmerican
Mother NameMissy Kapoi
Father nameMark Holloway
ProfessionProfessional mixed martial artist
Net Worth$2.5 million (estimated)
Height5 ft.11
Weight145 lb
Education -
Relationship StatusMarried


Max Holloway Early Life


Max Holloway got into combat sports at age 15 when he started training in kickboxing and won his first amateur fight after three days of training. He made his amateur debut in 2010 at Destiny MMA -Maui No Ka'oi 2. He won the fight in the 3rd round via TKO( punches).


Holloway then turned professional in September 2010 and fought Duke Saragosa at X-1 - Heroes. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Holloway then won his next fight in X-1 before getting a title shot at the X-1 Lightweight Championship against Harris Sarmiento. Holloway won the fight via split decision to become and then fought Eddie Rincon at UIC 4: War on the Valley Isle. He won the bout via unanimous decision. Holloway then joined the UFC in 2012 as an injury replacement for Ricardo Lamas at UFC 143.


Max Holloway made his UFC debut at UFC 143 against Dustin Poirier at featherweight. He lost the fight in the first round via submission (triangle armbar). Holloway bounced back from the loss and went on a 3-fight win streak before losing consecutively to Dennis Bermudez and Connor McGregor.


Holloway bounced back from the loss and went on a 9-fight win streak, during which he defeated the likes of Charles Oliveria and Jeremy Stephens. Following this, he fought for the interim UFC featherweight championship against Anthony Pettis at UFC 206.


Holloway won the fight in the 3rd round via TKO (kick to the body and punches). He then fought Jose Aldo at UFC 212 to unify the featherweight championship. Holloway defeated Jose Aldo in the third round via TKO to become the new UFC featherweight champion. He then rematched Aldo at UFC 218 and TKO'ed him in the third round.


He was scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on short notice at UFC 223 for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship but was pulled from the card by the New York State Athletic Commission due to the weight cut.


Holloway then defended his featherweight championship at UFC 231 against Brian Ortega. He then moved up to lightweight to fight Dustin Poirier for the interim UFC lightweight championship at UUFC 236. Holloway lost to Poirier in a close fight via unanimous decision. Holloway went back to featherweight to defend his title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Holloway defeated Edgar via unanimous decision and then fought against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 for his fourth title defense. Holloway lost the fight against Volkanovski via a unanimous decision to lose the championship. Holloway then rematched Volkanovski for the featherweight title at 251. Holloway lost the fight in a controversial split decision.


Holloway then fought Calvin Kattar at the UFC on ABC 1. He dominated Kattar in the fight and comfortably defeated him via unanimous decision. Holloway created the UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in this fight.


At UFC Fight Night 197 on November 13, 2021, Holloway fought against Yair Rodríguez and emerged as the winner through a unanimous decision. The bout was intense, earning both fighters the Fight of the Night award. Max Holloway defeated Arnold Allen via a unanimous decision on April 15, 2023, at the UFC on ESPN 44. He locked horns with Jung Chan-sung at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on August 26, 2023, and defeated him by a third round KO.


Max Holloway Personal Life


Max Holloway was born on December 4, 1991, at Honululu, Hawai, USA to Mark Holloway and Missy Kapoi. Holloway has of Native Hawaiian and Samoan ethnic descent. Holloway had a tough time as a child beacuse of his parents' chronic drug issues and the abuse his father meted out to his mother. His father, Max Holloway deserted him when he was 11. He started training in kickboxing by the time he had turned 15. He tranistioned to professional mixed martial arts in 2010.


Max Holloway Wife


Max Holloway is married to professional surfer named Alessa Quizon. The couple married on April 16, 2022, at Ko Olina Resort in Hawaai. Max Holloway and Alessa Quizon do not have any kids together, however, he has a son named Rush Holloway from his previous marriage with his ex-wife Kaimana Pa'aluh.


Courtesy: @alessaquizon on Instagram


Max Holloway Kids


Max Holloway is has a son with his ex-wife Kaimana Pa'aluh named Rush Holloway. He lives with his father and is often seen posing in pictures with him on the pictures Holloway and his wife Alessa Quizon post on their social media accounts.


Max Holloway Net Worth


Max Holloway is estimated to have a net worth of $2.5 million as of April 2024. He was reportedly paid a whopping payout of $970,000 in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie against Jung Chan-sung.


YearNet Worth
2024$2.5 million (estimated)
2023$2 million (estimated)
2022$1.5 million (estimated)


Max Holloway Endorsements


Max Holloway has lucrative brand endorsement deals with popular brands Budweiser, Manscapped, and Reebok. Besides his active professional mixed martial arts career, he receives a major contribution to his wealth from his brand endorsement deals.


Max Holloway Professional MMA Record


Max Holloway has a professional mixed martial arts record of 25 wins and 7 losses as of April 2024.


32 matches25 wins7 losses
By knockout110
By submission21
By decision126


Max Holloway Professional MMA Losses


Max Holloway has suffered seven losses as of April 2024 in his professional mixed martial arts career.


Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier


Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier squared off at UFC 143. Poirier defeated Holloway by a first-round submission.


Max Holloway vs. Dennis Bermudez


Max Holloway faced Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160. After a closely fought battle, he came up short and ended up losing the fight via a split decision.


Max Holloway vs. Conor McGregor


Max Holloway shared the octagon with Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen. McGregor defeated Holloway be a unanimous decision to win the fight.


Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier 2


Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier met for the second time inside an octagon at UFC 236 for the interim UFC lightweight strap. Poirier defeated Holloway by a unanimous decision to win the fight.


Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski


Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski squared off at UFC 245. Holloway was defending his featherweight title in the fight but ended up losing by a unanimous decision and Volkanovski was crowned the new champion of the division.


Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2


Max Holloway locked horns with Alexander Volkanovski in a rematch for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 251. After 5 rounds, he came up short and lost the fight by a unanimous decision.


Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski 3


Max Holloway fought Alexander Volkanovski for the third time at UFC 276 for the UFC lightweight title. Volkanovski defeated him by unanimous decision to defend his title and win the fight.


Max Holloway Championships Won


Max Holloway won his first championship in his professional mixed martial arts career at X1: Champions 3 when he defeated Harris Sarmiento by a split decision. He defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 and won the interim featherweight championship of the promotion. He faced Jose Aldo at UFC 218 where he defeated Aldo by a third-round knockout and unified the featherweight championship of the UFC.


Max Holloway UFC Contract


Max Holloway is among the leading stars of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was signed with the professional mixed martial arts giant, the UFC in 2012 at UFC 143 as a replacement fighter for Ricardo Lima. Since his promotional debut in the promotion, he has been regularly fighting in the organization and has been a former featherweight champion of the promotion.


*Last Updated on April 9, 2024

FAQs on Max Holloway

A. Holloway is currently ranked No. 2 in the UFC Featherweight Rankings and No. 14 in the UFC Men's Pound for Pound rankings.

A. Holloway holds the record of most strike sin UFC history with 3217.

A. Max Holloway was just 20 years old when he made his UFC debut in 2012.

A. He has a professional MMA record of 25 wins and 7 losses.

A. He is an American national.