UFC 231 Sets Attendance Record With Max Holloway's Career Performance

Max Holloway

Max Holloway

Putting aside a disastrous 2018 in which his health was called into question, the UFC's 145-pound champion outlasted a determined Brian Ortega in a UFC 231 main event that will go down as one of the best action fights of the calendar year.

Ortega also made weight, hitting the scales at 144.75 pounds. Holloway said. "We didn't get it in the [fourth] round, we got it at the finish".

"He's a tough opponent, tough guy". Ortega's left eye was nearly closed, his face bloodied.

The pair were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 226 in July.

The bout played out nearly entirely on the feet, and Ortega (15-1), of Los Angeles, had a handful of moments. "Come see me! Blessed era, baby". The jiu-jitsu ace ended up sliding off Holloway's back, however, and the opportunity was gone.

Not only did Holloway quiet critics, including a anxious Ortega, by making weight easily on Friday, he very much looked the part of pound-for-pound elite inside the Octagon thanks to his trademark volume striking and pinpoint accuracy. Holloway found his range and timing and constantly touched Ortega with jab-cross combinations. He bloodied the challenger's nose in the second round and brought the Scotiabank Arena to its feet in the fourth with an onslaught of punches. With Ortega landing 110 significant strikes, they combined for a single-fight record 400 significant strikes.

River Plate arrive in Madrid ahead of Superclasico final with Boca
Boca Juniors players were injured before the match when River fans attacked the Boca team bus with rocks, bottles and wood. Both teams appeared in good spirits as they trained in Madrid for the first time on Thursday.

Ortega then opened what turned out to be an insane Round 3 with clean right hands. ESPN scored every round for Holloway.

In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko finally won the title she has sought after for years with a unanimous decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk to win the vacant UFC women's flyweight championship.

Ortega was never knocked down and never appeared badly dazed, but the accumulation of punches showed on his face and in his reflexes.

Holloway said he agreed with the stoppage. With that in mind, White praised the cageside doctor for making the right decision. With Shevchenko as champion, the women's flyweight division is going to be more intriguing than ever. "The doctors are doing their job".

UFC president Dana White has said he thinks Holloway should move up after this fight. "Like I said leading up to the fight, whether it's staying down here and defending, going up to 155 or even fighting my brother, 'The Daddest Man on the Planet, ' Daniel Cormier, I'm here for all of it. Let's go!" "I'll tell you what Dana White, I want to be the No. 1 pound-for-pound".

It's not an instant title shot for Holloway, but with the colossal payday that comes with fighting McGregor, and with Holloway nearly certain to retain his pay-per-view points deal he earned by becoming the UFC featherweight champ, it could be the best option for "Blessed" if he makes his move up. I have this niche - I give undefeated fighters their first loss.

Recommended News

  • Lion Air crash: DGCA advises training for 737 MAX pilots

    Lion Air crash: DGCA advises training for 737 MAX pilots

    A review meeting was held in DGCA on December 3 with the SpiceJet and Jet airways operations and engineering team. The last flight before the crash of Lion Air's Max 8 (registration PK-LQP) was from Bali to Jakarta on Sunday.
    Arthur calls on beaten Pakistan to toughen up for Tests

    Arthur calls on beaten Pakistan to toughen up for Tests

    The series saw New Zealand win the first Test , while Pakistan staged a comeback in the second to level things. "It was fantastic. However, that likely preference may result in limited involvement for the bowling stars of the third test victory over Pakistan .
    Nissan Confirms Production Of The GT-R50 By Italdesign

    Nissan Confirms Production Of The GT-R50 By Italdesign

    Only 50 units will ever be built - at least that's the word now - and each will sell for 990,000 Euro before taxes and options. The 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 was fitted with larger turbos, larger intercoolers, new fuel injectors and uprated pistons.
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer ignores Avengers: Endgame

    Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer ignores Avengers: Endgame

    The whole thing is incredibly endearing and nearly works as well in terms of marketing the film as the actual trailer would. Spider-Man and Mysterio fight together as allies against Hydro-Man in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home .
    Nancy Pelosi Calls William Barr 'Deeply Concerning' as AG Nominee

    Nancy Pelosi Calls William Barr 'Deeply Concerning' as AG Nominee

    Whitaker, who has also been a contender for the top job at the Justice Department. Barr will replace acting AG Matthew G. On the United Nations front, Ms.
    Worldwide Hunt For Rare Blood Ongoing To Help Miami Girl Fight Cancer

    Worldwide Hunt For Rare Blood Ongoing To Help Miami Girl Fight Cancer

    The girl needs to be completely supported by blood donations so she can survive the treatment that is needed to kill cancer. Zainab does not have the common Indian B antigen that most people have in their red blood cells due to a genetic mutation.
  • Tommy Robinson and Ukip leader Gerard Batten leads ‘Brexit Betrayal’ march

    Tommy Robinson and Ukip leader Gerard Batten leads ‘Brexit Betrayal’ march

    Ukip supporters started their procession at the Dorchester Hotel and followed a specified route to the Houses of Parliament. Scotland Yard has imposed restrictions for the central London marches and urged people to protest peacefully.
    British teenager jailed for school bomb hoaxes

    British teenager jailed for school bomb hoaxes

    He also said: "I bear in mind that you are to be sentenced for bomb hoaxes and not for any other offences for computer misuse". Judge Foster also told the court of the massive repercussions which followed Duke-Cohan's plane hijacking hoax in August.
    Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

    Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

    As the Challenger drove by, Dixon said he stepped off the curb, between two cars, and yelled, "Get the (expletive) out of here". Fields has also been indicted on federal hate crime charges, which carry the possibility of the death penalty.
  • Congress passes short-term funding bill, puts shutdown showdown off until December  21

    Congress passes short-term funding bill, puts shutdown showdown off until December 21

    Trump has asked for $5 billion for the wall, but congressional Democrats are reluctant to appropriate money for that endeavor. Trump has threatened to force a partial government shutdown if Congress does not give him the money he wants for the wall.
    National Hockey League  suspends Flames’ Giordano, Lomberg

    National Hockey League suspends Flames’ Giordano, Lomberg

    Smith checked Wild leading goal scorer Zach Parise in the second period when the goalie came out of his net to play the puck. As I said, at the moment, it looked like a head hit and it looked like he left his feet from the ice. "Everybody knows that.
    Chinese spacecraft to attempt first landing on far side of the moon

    Chinese spacecraft to attempt first landing on far side of the moon

    Operating about 400,000km (250,000 miles) from the Earth, Queqiao will pass on signals to the lunar lander and rover of Chang'e 4. This mission will be followed by Chang'e 5 and 6, which will attempt to collect lunar samples and bring them back to Earth.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.