Relieve Max Holloway's record-breaking performance against Calvin Kattar.
One of the most likeable and recognizable faces in all of mixed martial arts will return this Saturday. Max Holloway brings the 'Blessed Express' all the way from Hawaii to Kansas City for the UFC's return to the Missouri for the first time in five years. Holloway will be looking to continue his run against featherweights not named Alex Volkanovski when he faces the no.4 ranked Arnold Allen in the main event.
A title shot could be up for grabs for whoever wins. The 145-pound strap is set to be defended by champion Volkanovski at UFC 290, facing off against interim champion Yair Rodriguez to unify the division. A Holloway win likely means he needs Rodriguez to dethrone Volkanovski since the former featherweight champion is 0-3 against the current champion. Rodriguez is also a man who Holloway already beat, back in November of 2021.
The fight against Allen on paper appears to be another classic featherweight striker vs. striker matchup, and what better way to get ready for the fight than by watching Holloway absolutely piece up Calvin Kattar on the UFC's ABC debut.
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Max Holloway was truly on another planet during this fight. Coming off two straight championship losses to Volkanovski, many were wondering how Holloway would fare in a main event without a title on the line.
He only went on to produce his best performance in the Octagon to date and arguably the greatest performance ever. The one-sided beatdown that Kattar received led to a total of eight UFC records being shattered, including most significant strikes attempted (744), most significant strikes landed (445), and most significant head strikes (274).
Outside of the records, this is the fight where Holloway entered the matrix of some sort, dropping his hands low and telling the UFC commentating team that he is the best boxer in the UFC. He certainly proved it that night.