At UFC Fight Island 7, Max Holloway will step inside the Octagon after 6 months, and he will face Calvin Katter in the event’s main event.
UFC action is set to resume this week and in the wake of that, the prime talking point of the moment is the fight between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. This match will headline the week’s event-UFC Fight Island 7-and is a much-anticipated bout on several grounds.
At the event, the former Featherweight champion and a fan-favorite Max Holloway will start afresh his title contention and will be up against the rising contender Calvin Kattar. With the divisional champion, Alexander Volakanovski obligated to fight Brian Ortega soon, the No.1 contender’s spot will see a due opening. In connection with the same, this contest could prove to be the unofficial match-up to see who’s next in line.
When it comes to the ultimate one-on-one affair, then on the day Max Holloway will enter as the favorite. The odds are in favor of the “blessed”, and the enthusiasts are waiting to witness him in the title scene once again. However, he is not overlooking the threat that Kattar may bring on the 16th.
In a chat with Yahoo! Sports, Max Holloway spoke about how he is approaching this fight and talking about his frame of mind before the match, the 29-year-old stated, he is ready for a 5-round brawl.
“At the end of the day, we’re fighting five rounds,” He said. “There’s no less work. I’ve got to do the same amount of work, the same amount I’ve been doing for a title fight. The same rules, the same everything.”
Max Holloway is eager to learn what Calvin Kattar has in store for him
Paying heed to his less experienced opponent, Max Holloway implied that Calvin Kattar is a worthy opponent and he is excited to face him.
“Calvin is a dangerous dude. And we know he is dangerous because he will be standing across from me, and I’m excited for it,” said Holloway. “He’s from Boston. People like to talk about his boxing and people like to talk about my boxing. So, the fun thing is… Calvin was saying something like I’m overlooking him, this and that. I can’t. How can I overlook you? He made it here. I’ve got to respect that. At the end of the day, I just can’t wait to fight him. I can’t wait to go in there and see what he has to offer.”
Despite losing two on the trot against Volkanovski, Holloway is still ranked No.1 in the UFC Featherweight rankings, and hence there is a popular belief that a trilogy bout against the great is looming, however, Holloway is of a different opinion and thinks he needs to work hard to attain another title shot.
“There’s no talk. There’s no regrets. We did what we did,” Holloway said. “The past is called ‘the past’ for a reason. You move on. You get on with the day, and I’m going to do hard work. This ain’t my first rodeo. I’ve told a lot of people, ‘If I’ve got to go out and get another 10-win streak, that’s what I’ve got to do.”
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