An important featherweight bout took place today at UFC Fight Night between Max Holloway and Will Chope. Both fighters were hoping to get an impressive finish in hopes of moving up the ranks. It was Holloway who came out with the victory, getting the TKO finish in the second round.
The win was huge for Holloway, who brings his overall record to 8-3 with a much-needed win as he was on a two-fight losing streak. Holloway was set to take the featherweight division by storm, but a loss to Conor McGregor put a stop to his momentum. In the loss, he never really got anything going on the feet, but this wasn’t the case in his bout with Chope today.
Holloway showcased some polished striking, and when he had Chope rocked, he went in for the finish until the ref stopped the bout. Holloway now puts himself in contention again with the win, and he’s right back where he left off before the McGregor loss. It’s going to be interesting to see who the UFC matches him up with next.
A potential opponent for him which would greatly benefit his career is a guy like Cole Miller or Nik Lentz. Miller is coming off a dominant victory over Andy Ogle, so the Miller fight makes sense on paper. Both love making their fights a stand-up war, so it would be a real treat for the fans.