Martial Arts – UFC 231: Max Holloway Defeats Brian Ortega; Retains Title
The current Featherweight champ on the planet Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway put a mid year health issue solidly behind him as he held his title at UFC 231.
Towards the finish of the 4th round of their five-round challenge in Toronto, Hawaiian Holloway ceased the already unbeaten number-one contender Brian Ortega.
It pursued a short of breath display of weight striking that overpowered the American challenger. The match were initially planned to meet at UFC 226 in July.
Stat of the Night: Per FightMetric, Max Holloway landed 307 strikes in defeating Brian Ortega. That is more than the 4 other main card winners combined. Together, Shevchenko, Nelson, Santos & Dawodu landed 306. #UFC231
— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) December 9, 2018
In any case, the battle was rejected after Holloway displayed blackout like side effects.
Holloway was in the long run given a doctor’s approval and cleared to restore this end of the week in Toronto, yet the question marks over what occurred in the late spring, joined with Ortega’s wonderful undefeated record, implied Holloway went into Saturday night’s challenge as the wagering dark horse.
However, the Hawaiian eradicated any questions about his wellbeing as he created the best execution of his vocation to hand Ortega his first misfortune.
head outside high crotch (single) attempt coulda ended it in 4th by Max Holloway guillotine.. but Max passed & continue to beat Ortega up on his feet.. Max by TKO as doc stopped the beat down in between rds 4 & 5. Max is now 20-3 (10 KO’s) Look @ that left eye. #UFC231 pic.twitter.com/d7WlUcEEBk
— Joey Oddessa ?? (@MMAOdds) December 9, 2018
After a rankling opening 3 rounds, the defending champion motioned to UFC co-analyst Joe Rogan from his corner to disclose to him that he would complete the battle in the 4th round.
What’s more, he followed through on his guarantee as he peppered the Californian challenger with punches all through a unimaginable five-minute attack that constrained the cageside specialist to stop the challenge before the beginning of the fifth and last round.
Holloway made weight easily during the current end of the week’s fight and conveyed a show-taking execution to demonstrate his point, at that point proclaimed he would cheerfully battle anyone to demonstrate he is the best warrior in any weight class.
Max Holloway continues to add to an incredible legacy as the best 145lbs fighter in the world. Now unbeaten in 13 straight fights including wins over:
– Cub Swanson
– Charles Oliveira
– Jeremy Stephens
– Ricardo Lamas
– Anthony Pettis
– Jose Aldo (x2)
– Brian Ortega#UFC231
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 9, 2018
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