UFC Fight Island 7: Max Holloway Batters Calvin Kattar in Striking Clinic
Max Holloway returned to the win column today at UFC Fight Island 7, and 'Blessed' did so in jaw-dropping fashion.
Holloway delivers a striking clinic
During his UFC run, Calvin Kattar has forged a reputation for being one of the best boxers on the roster. But, from the opening horn, Holloway bested Kattar in striking exchanges.
As the fight wore on, Holloway continued to mix in kicks and elbows, and Kattar was left a bloody mess. Several times, it looked like the fight was on the verge of being stopped, but Kattar kept firing shots back.
After 25 minutes, Holloway was awarded the decision by rarely seen, 50-43, 50-43, 50-42 scores. It was truly a masterpiece from ‘Blessed’, who was coming off consecutive, decision losses to the champ Alexander Volkanovski.
UFC Fight Island 7 results
Here are the complete results for UFC Fight Island 7, which took place in Abu Dhabi (results via MMA Junkie).
Max Holloway def. Calvin Kattar via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-43, 50-42)
Carlos Condit def. Matt Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Li Jingliang def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via knockout (punches) R1, 4:25
Alessio Di Chirico def. Joaquin Buckley via knockout (head kick, punches) R1, 2:12
Punahele Soriano def. Dusko Todorovic via TKO (punches) R1, 4:48
Joselyne Edwards def. Wu Yanan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Carlos Felipe def. Justin Tafa via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ramazan Emeev def. David Zawada via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Vanessa Melo def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Austin Lingo def. Jacob Kilburn via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)