Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway returned with a bang at UFC Fight Island 7.
The Hawaiian-born former champ delivered a masterclass unanimous decision victory over the very game Calvin Kattar. The fight offered some historical statistical value as well as the 29-year old Holloway landed the most significant strikes in UFC history with 445, according to ESPN Stats & Info (via Marc Raimondi).
Per UFC Stats, Holloway landed a UFC record 445 significant strikes. Absolutely insane number. #UFCFightIsland7— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) January 16, 2021
The 445 significant strikes are also the most significant strikes landed by any TWO fighters in a UFC bout, which Holloway of course has now done by himself.
An even more ridiculous number — Holloway's 445 significant strikes alone set the record for the most *combined* significant strikes in a UFC fight, per @ESPNStatsInfo. Holloway landed more significant strikes today than any two fighters in one fight in UFC history.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) January 16, 2021
The performance from Holloway coupled with the heart displayed from Kattar would be enough to be awarded Fight of the Night honors for the main event pairing and earned each of the fighters an additional $50K.
Max Holloway thought he only landed "10, 15 or 20" strikes a round #UFCFightIsland7— Fightful MMA (@FightfulMMA) January 17, 2021
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