Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway put in a simply superb performance at UFC Fight Island 7 as he dominated fellow title contender Calvin Kattar.
The 29-year-old Featherweight arguably looked the best he’s ever looked as he went on to claim a unanimous 50-42 victory over ‘The Boston Finisher’.
Saturday’s first main-event of 2021 has already emerged as a strong contender for ‘Fight of the Year’ and with good reason too.
During Holloway’s dominate performance, the Hawaiian-born mixed martial artist landed an eye-watering 445 significant strikes; a new record.
Max Holloway landed a UFC record 445 significant strikes, per UFC Stats.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 16, 2021
Despite the match-up going the distance, Holloway claimed three 10-8 rounds as he picked a highly-rated Kattar apart from start to finish.
Arguably the fight’s best moment came late in the fifth round when Holloway decided to toy with Kattar and begin to taunt him.
The former Featherweight champion can be seen and heard exchanging words with the commentary team.
Not only did the 29-year-old start shouting across the cage, he continued to do so whilst still throwing and ducking punches.
Max Holloway shouting “I’m the best boxer in the UFC” at the commentary desk while slipping punches is one of the baddest things to ever happen in the UFC.pic.twitter.com/2uTeaVkkzt
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 17, 2021
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