After UFC legend BJ Penn announced the Hawaiian domination in UFC, Max Holloway picked up the torch and ran with it. Holloway has climbed the pinnacle of the sport after a couple of losses in his early career. Currently, he is one of the best featherweight fighters in MMA history.
He started his UFC career with a loss against Dustin Poirier. Later, he would lose against Conor McGregor, who became the featherweight champion. After a few losses in his early career, Holloway did not look back and started his climb to the top. He went on an impressive 13-fight win streak following his loss to McGregor.
After racking up nine consecutive wins in the featherweight division, Holloway finally fought for UFC gold. However, it was for an interim championship against Anthony Pettis. ‘Blessed’ Holloway won the match by stopping Pettis in the third round.
He then fought Jose Aldo in a title unification bout. Holloway stopped Aldo in two back-to-back fights. He then defended his title against Brian Ortega. He tried to capture a second belt at lightweight, but Dustin Poirier got the better of him again. Shortly after, he returned to featherweight to fight Frankie Edgar.
After defeating Edgar, Holloway fought Alexander Volkanovski. Unfortunately, he lost the bout via a unanimous decision. Holloway tried to recapture his belt, but he came up short at UFC 251. He last fought against Calvin Kattar and won the fight via unanimous decision. He holds a record of 18-6 in his UFC career.
Max Holloway is an elite striker with an unending gas tank. The Hawaiian can go five rounds without gassing out. Besides that, he puts on a pace that is difficult to match. In his fight against Brian Ortega, Holloway landed an ungodly amount of strikes on Ortega.
Max has an impeccable takedown defense. The American fighter is extremely difficult to take down, even for experienced wrestlers like Frankie Edgar. Even if someone takes him down, Holloway springs right back up.
The ‘Blessed’ holds a stellar record of 22-6-0 in his MMA career. He has won four Fight of the Night, four Performance of the Night, and one Knockout of the Night award in UFC.
He also received the 2017 Fighter of the Year award by RealSport.
Holloway made a mere $6,000 in his first UFC fight. He earned a massive amount of money in the UFC later. To date, he has earned $4,342,000 according to The Sports Daily. He has earned his highest payday against Ortega at UFC 231.
As of July 2020, Holloway has a net worth of $2 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Holloway has an endorsement deal with Reebok, Manscaped, and Budweiser. Holloway also has a YouTube channel named “BlessedMMA”.
In 2019, Max Holloway gave away his UFC 236 fight gloves to Dustin Poirier’s, ‘The Good Fight Foundation’. These gloves were then auctioned off to raise money for the charity.
After his rematch with Volkanovski, Holloway auctioned off his fight kit to raise money for the Hawaii Food Bank.
|Born||December 4, 1991|
|Gym||Gracie Technics/Hawaii Elite MMA|
|Weight/ Division||145 lbs (featherweight)|
|Active Win Streak||1|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||12 (10 KO/TKO & 2 Submission)|
|Estimated Net Worth||$2 million|
|Endorsements||Reebok, Budweiser, Manscaped|