Daniel Ricciardo, Jeremy Piven and Other Big Names React as Max Holloway Leaves Calvin Kattar in a Bloody Mess

Published 01/16/2021, 6:06 PM EST


An amazing featherweight bout headlined UFC Fight Island 7 with the top-ranked Max Holloway fighting sixth-ranked Calvin Kattar. The fight is sure to have massive implications on the title picture at 145-pounds.

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For Max, the fight was an excellent opportunity to bounce back from back-to-back losses against the champion. For ‘The Boston Finisher’ it was a good opportunity to prove himself and cement his place as a worthy contender in the division. 

Alexander Volkanovski is set to take on Brian Ortega for his second title defense at UFC 260. Having claimed such a dominant win, ‘Blessed’ has positioned himself as the front runner to face the winner of the aforementioned title fight. 

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Twitter reacts as Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar put on a show at UFC Fight Island 7

McLaren formula one driver, Daniel Ricciardo, took to Twitter to express his thoughts about the fight.

Actor and comedian Jeremy Piven Tweeted in the excitement of UFC returning to live-action after more than a month off.

Leading up to the fight, Max stated that he did not spar a lot. Ariel Helwani Tweeted about the same.

Heavyweight legend, Alistair Overeem, took to Twitter to voice the thoughts of almost all fight fans when he tweeted about the main event.

Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian took to Twitter in awe of the former featherweight champion.

Former bantamweight champion ‘The Dominator’ tweeted to appreciate the fight put on by the two men.

The fights on the card today were nothing short of spectacular and an epic way to start 2021. Nate Diaz felt the same way.

‘BMF’ Jorge Masvidal tweeted to congratulate Max Holloway for putting on an epic performance on a new network.

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‘Blessed’ is usually a slow starter and picks up the pace as the fight goes on. However, this time around, he pressed forward and displayed his boxing right from the outset.

This was arguably his best performance in the UFC, as he seemingly toyed with ‘The Boston Finisher’ and left him in a bloody mess by the end of the fifth round. Despite the dominance and volume of punches, fans will have no chance to question Kattar’s heart as he made it to the end.

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What did you make of Holloway’s performance? Was it his best performance in the UFC to-date? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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