After his victory over the rematch with Jose Aldo in UFC 218 card in December 2017, Max “Blessed” Holloway still reigns as the UFC featherweight champion. On the upcoming UFC 226 on July 7, Holloway will be defending his title against the rank 2 in the featherweight class, Brian “T-City” Ortega.
Holloway, who’s just 25 years old, claimed the undisputed UFC featherweight title in that first contest. During the UFC 218 card, he defended his title as the world’s best 145lb fighter, which made the fans consider him as one of the best UFC fighters.
— UFC (@ufc) December 3, 2017
During his rematch with Jose Aldo in the UFC 218, Holloway was causing most of the damage, and it was apparent that his fight IQ really made him stand out. The Hawaiian UFC fighter knew when to attack his opponent, and he noticed when he was tired.
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Earlier this year, Holloway was supposed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223, but was declared “medically unfit to fight.”
This time, there’s no stopping “Blessed” from finally getting in his first match of the year after his injury.
Holloway will be fighting against Ortega, who is undefeated over the course of his UFC career with a 14-0 record.
The fight that gave Ortega his 14th straight victory was against fellow 145-pound contender Frankie Edgar at UFC 222.
In case you missed it, here’s a slo-mo video on Ortega knocking out Edgar:
Will Ortega be able to extend his 14-0 record? Watch some of his highlights:
Be the judge!
Catch Oretga (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) when he meets face to face with the reigning titleholder Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) in the co-headliner of the UFC 226 on July 7!