Max “Blessed” Holloway (7-2) had a 3 fight win streak scratched when he lost to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Big Foot. Holloway kept the fight very close and many believed he was the victor, but the judges ended up giving the fight to Bermudez by a split decision. Holloway has never backed down from a big fight, proving that when he fought Dustin Poirier on late notice in his UFC debut back in February of 2012. Now that UFC on FOX Sports 1 1’s Andy Ogle has become injured, Holloway has stepped into his place to fight Conor “Notorious” McGregor (13-2).
McGregor struck fear into the UFC featherweight division when he knocked out Marcus Brimage at UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi, who was undefeated inside the octagon. Not many fighters want to face the former lightweight and featherweight Cage Warriors champion, but Holloway will be ready to clash come UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 on August 17th. “Notorious” is currently riding a nine fight win streak, whereas Holloway has only fought nine times as a professional. “Blessed” has much a much less number of fights than McGregor but has four more UFC fights on is record than McGregor