Andre Fili vs. Max Holloway Will Be An Interesting Striking Battle

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The UFC‘s featherweight division has come a long way over the years. With fighters like Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas, it’s becoming one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC.

Two of the most exciting are Max Holloway and Andre Fili, and it appears both of these fighters will go to war with each other. This bout has been booked for UFC 172, which is shaping up to be a great card. In terms of fighting styles, both Holloway and Fili love to keep the fight on the feet. This makes them exciting as they are always looking for the TKO or KO. This should be the same when they square off, and the winner can really make a statement, especially if they are able to finish it in devastating fashion.

Holloway comes into this fight off a TKO win over Will Chope. It was an important win as he was on a two-fight losing streak. He proved to be the better striker in the win, and he will look to impose his will on Fili when they touch gloves. Fili, one of the training partners of Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes, comes into this fight off a sterling win over Jeremy Larsen.

He ended up getting the TKO in the second round, and the win was his first ever inside the Octagon. He’s a very technical, powerful striker, and he will be looking to end Holloway’s night early when he competes in the UFC for the second time.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.


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