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Max Holloway

Max "Blessed" Holloway

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  • Given Name: Jerome-Max Kelii Holloway
  • MMA Record: 19-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Blessed
  • Current Streak: 12 Wins
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1991.12.04
  • Last Fight: December 02, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Gracie Technics
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $600,000 USD
  • Born: Oahu, Hawaii, United States
  • Fighting out of: Waianae, Hawaii
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Max Holloway MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Brian Ortega
19-3-0 14-0-0

Us UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2018.07.07
Cancelled Bout Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 223 2018.04.07
Reason: Holloway Weight Cut Deemed Unsafe by NYSAC
Cancelled Bout Frankie Edgar UFC 222 2018.03.03
Reason: Holloway Leg Injury
Win | KO/TKO
4:51 Round 3 of 5, 14:51 Total

Br José Aldo
18-3-0 26-3-0

Us UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2017.12.02
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#37 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
Cancelled Bout Frankie Edgar UFC 218 2017.12.02
Reason: Edgar Injury
Win | KO/TKO
4:13 Round 3 of 5, 14:13 Total

Br José Aldo
17-3-0 26-2-0

Br UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway
Main Event | Title Match | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.06.03
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#5 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
UFC 212 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:50 Round 3 of 5, 14:50 Total

Us Anthony Pettis
16-3-0 19-5-0

Ca UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis
Main Event | Interim Title | Featherweight | 145

2016.12.10
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC 206 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ricardo Lamas
15-3-0 16-4-0

Us UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.06.04
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $150,000 ($75K Base, $75K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#22 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeremy Stephens
14-3-0 24-11-0

Us UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.12.12
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($45K Base, $45K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
1:39 Round 1 of 5

Br Charles Oliveira
13-3-0 20-4-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.08.23
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
3:58 Round 3 of 3, 13:58 Total

Us Cub Swanson
12-3-0 21-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.04.18
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Gasper Oliver
#24 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC on FOX 15 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Cole Miller
11-3-0 21-8-0

Us UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatch
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.02.14
Odds: -430 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.3 lbs (65.9 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:11 Round 1 of 3

Se Akira Corassani
10-3-0 12-4-0

Se UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.10.04
Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kristian Hacklou
UFC Fight Night 53 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
3:47 Round 3 of 3, 13:47 Total

Us Clay Collard
9-3-0 13-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Main Card | Catchweight | 149 lbs

2014.08.23
Odds: -900 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 149.0 lbs (67.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Mirsad Bektic UFC UFN 49 2014.08.23
Reason: Bektic Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
3:39 Round 3 of 3, 13:39 Total

Us Andre Fili
8-3-0 13-1-0

Us UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.04.26
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#26 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:27 Round 2 of 3, 7:27 Total

Us Will Chope
7-3-0 19-5-0

Sg UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.01.04
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#27 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
#47 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC Fight Night 34 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ie Conor McGregor
7-2-0 13-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.08.17
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dennis Bermudez
7-1-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.05.25
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Leonard Garcia
6-1-0 15-9-1

Us UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.12.29
Odds: -475 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Win | KO/TKO
4:49 Round 2 of 3, 9:49 Total

Us Justin Lawrence
5-1-0 4-0-0

Us UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.08.11
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Pat Schilling
4-1-0 5-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.06.01
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:23 Round 1 of 3

Us Dustin Poirier
4-0-0 11-1-0

Us UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.02.04
Odds: +425 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
#58 Greatest Submission of All Time
UFC 143 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Eddie Rincon

Us Hawaii Regional

2011.07.01
Win | Decision | Split

Us Harris Sarmiento

Us X-1 World Events

2011.03.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Bryson Kamaka

Us X-1 World Events

2010.11.06
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Duke Saragosa

Us X-1 World Events

2010.09.11
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Cory Rosa

Us Destiny MMA

2010.03.27
Win | KO/TKO

Corey McDonald

Us Midwest Cage Championship

2009.11.25
Win | KO/TKO

Us Thomas Jackson

Us Ohio Regional

2007.03.09
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Aaron Link

Us Ohio Regional

2006.11.25

Max Holloway Wiki Update Wiki

Max Holloway is an American featherweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. When he joined the UFC, he was the youngest fighter on the roster, but currently he is the fourth youngest. He has previously fought for X-1 in his native Hawaii where he was the lightweight champion. He has notable wins over Pat Schilling, Leonard Garcia, and Justin Lawrence. Of his eight professional wins, only three have been finishes with all coming by T/KO. He has earned the UFC "Knockout of the Night" bonus one time.


Holloway started training MMA in 2007 at the end of his sophomore year in high school. He was able to win three amateur titles in a three month period at 808 Battleground, Destiny, and Just Scrap. He would make his pro debut for X-1 in Hawaii and won his first two fights before being given a title shot. He would face off against Harris Sarmiento who had over fifty fights experience at the time. Holloway was able to walk away with the win via split decision victory, earning himself another belt. He would fight once more in Hawaii before being signed to the UFC.

Max was signed by the UFC in early 2012. He would step in as a late replacement in his promotional debut against fellow prospect, Dustin Poirier, at UFC 143 but he would lose by submission in the first round. Although he lost, he looked impressive in his stand up game. He would win the next time out with a unanimous decision over Pat Schilling and a second round TKO with a body shot over Justin Lawrence. He faced off against Leonard Garcia at UFC 155 as a late replacement. In a back and forth war, Holloway was able to come away with a controversial split decision. In his next fight however, he was on the other end of a controversial decision as he lost a split decision to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160. He would lose consecutive fights for the first time in his career when he came up on the wrong end of a unanimous decision against Conor McGregor which moved his UFC record to 3-3 over an eighteen month span. He next took on UFC debutant, Will Chope, at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore. He was able to pick up the TKO victory midway through the second round and also earned the "Knockout of the Night" bonus.


Holloway would win his next two fights finishing Andre Fili and Clay Collard both in the third round. He would add another bonus to his record for a Performance of the Night for his TKO finish of Akira Corassani.

Last updated 10.10.2014, 9:18 AM ET
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