Max Holloway placed on a efficiency for the ages in opposition to Calvin Kattar on Saturday evening at UFC Battle Island.
Blessed took on the quantity sixth ranked featherweight and it lived as much as its billing as a barnstorming essential occasion, with Holloway stealing the present.
The 29-year-old landed an astounding 445 important strikes – a UFC document – on Kattar over the 25 minutes of motion to safe the unanimous determination victory, 50-43, 50-43, 50-42.
Holloway now has 17 featherweight wins within the promotion and that’s additionally a document.
UFC president Dana White stated he deserves one other shot on the title subsequent and he additionally revealed he wished the struggle stopped within the fourth spherical with Kattar taking large harm.
Kattar didn’t face the media after the struggle. He went straight to the hospital as a substitute.
Through the fifth spherical, Holloway began speaking to the commentators mid-fight and was shouting contained in the octagon and from the media tables the place we sat, we may hear Holloway proclaim himself the most effective boxer in UFC.
It was in reply to Kattar’s suggestion he was the stronger boxer of the 2, however he was speaking to Daniel Cormier and Dan Hardy who he may hear discussing it at ringside.
White commented on Holloway’s showmanship through the struggle on the post-fight press convention.
“Lots of people that we respect and know lots about this sport picked Kattar to win tonight. And let’s give Kattar the respect he deserves too, it takes two to make an ideal struggle. Unimaginable.
“Holloway’s enjoyable, man. It’s loopy. I haven’t talked to Max about this and I don’t know if it’s 100 per cent true, however I used to be listening to he didn’t even spar this camp. So to not spar for this camp and carry out the best way that he did, it’s fairly spectacular. [He shouted in the cage tonight he was the best boxer in UFC], however he’s one of many all-time greats in preventing, interval.”