Max Holloway stays in UFC title picture, outpoints Arnold Allen
Max Holloway has been known for more than a decade as one of the most dangerous featherweight fighters in the world. This has not changed.
Saturday night, in the main event of UFC Kansas City, the former UFC featherweight king beat Arnold Allen by unanimous decision.
The scores from the three judges were 49-46, 49-46, and 48-47. Holloway did well in a fight that was a turning point in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. If he had lost,
it would have been the first time in almost eight years that a top candidate had knocked him off his perch.
. Max Holloway hasn't lost a fight that wasn't for a title since 2013.
"That man hits like a truck," Holloway said of Allen in an interview after the fight. "In the last round, he knocked me out and gave me a black eye
Dammit, Arnold. Because of you, my modeling job is in danger of not going well.
At the start of the fight, Holloway was ranked third in the world at featherweight by ESPN, while Allen was ranked eighth.
Allen had won his first ten UFC fights in a row, so he was looking for the biggest win of his career at the time.
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