The UFC started off the year with a stacked card at UFC Fight Island 7. Three out of five fights on the main card ended with first-round knockouts. It set the tone for the main event as Calvin Kattar took on Max Holloway. Despite having taken place in only the first event of the year, the fight between the two men is in strong contention for the fight of the year.
Holloway squashed all doubts and exhibited his ability to bounce back from defeat. He showed the world that the best is truly ‘Blessed’ and drew praise from a veteran UFC commentator.
Joe Rogan took to social media to shower praise on Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar for an extremely entertaining fight.
The caption read, “Legit superhuman performance by @blessedmma. I am truly blown away. He was already one of the best fighters in the sport and he reached a completely new level tonight. The combinations, the angles, the volume, the octagon IQ… it was completely off the charts.”
Rogan continued, “So interesting that he didn’t even spar for this camp. That was about as impressive a performance as I’ve ever seen, and hats off to @calvinkattar for being one of the toughest motherf***ers alive and a complete savage. Very few men could have weathered that barrage like he did.”
Holloway shocked the world with his one-sided domination. However, what was even more shocking was the former champion’s offer to be a short-notice replacement for next week’s UFC 257 main event. Knowing Holloway, there is no doubt that he is extremely serious about waiting in the ranks.
His performance against Kattar tonight all but cemented his status as the best featherweight to have ever stepped into the octagon.‘Blessed’ will be keeping a close eye on the fight in March between Ortega and Volkanovski as he most probably will be fighting the winner of that fight.
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