Hailing from Hawaii, Max Holloway is one of the most dominant strikers in MMA today. “Blessed” cemented himself as a true star in the UFC as featherweight champion. After losing the title, his climb back to the top has been nothing short of incredible.
At UFC 276 on July 2, Holloway will look to regain the UFC featherweight title when he faces off against Alexander Volkanovki for the third time. Will Volkanovski go 3-0 against Holloway, or will the latter gain a measure of revenge?
The Sporting News looks into the career of Holloway and how he became a true force in the combat sports world.
How old is Max Holloway?
Holloway is 30. At the age of 15, Holloway started kickboxing out of Team Ruthless. He won his first amateur bout during that age and graduated from high school in 2010.
At 19, Holloway was already 4-0 in MMA. He became the youngest fighter to make his UFC roster debut at 20 in 2012.
Max Holloway record, bio
Holloway started his career at X-1 in Hawaii. Joining the UFC in 2012, he lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC 143 as a replacement opponent. Recovering, Holloway went on a three-fight win streak before losing to Dennis Bermudez in '12 and Conor McGregor in '13.
Following the McGregor loss, Holloway went on a legendary run that saw him win 13 fights in a row. He beat fighters like Clay Collard, Cub Swanson, Charles Oliveira, Jeremy Stephens, and Anthony Pettis, the latter in 2016 for the interim UFC featherweight title. In '17, he beat Jose Aldo at UFC 212 to unify the UFC featherweight title. Holloway defended it against Aldo a few months later, beating him two fights in a row via TKO.
After facing Aldo, Holloway would school Brian Ortega in 2018 to retain the title. His last successful title defense was against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Between those two fights, Holloway tried his hand at fighting for the interim UFC lightweight title. In his first lightweight fight since '11, Holloway lost to Poirier via unanimous decision.
Against Volkanovski in '19 at UFC 245, Holloway lost via unanimous decision. In July '20, the two fought again. Volkanovski won again, this time via a controversial split decision. Since then, Holloway has fought his way back to the top. He showcased his boxing skills against Calvin Kattar and Yair Rodriguez, beating both in '21 via unanimous decision.
Now, Holloway faces Volkanovski for the third time. Will he be able to successfully prove he has what it takes to once again become champion?
When is UFC 276: Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier
- Date: Saturday, July 2
- FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approximately)
UFC 276 takes place on July 2. The FIGHT PASS prelims will start at 6 p.m. ET, while the prelims take place at 8 p.m. ET. The main card is set for 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. Adesanya and Cannonier should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch UFC 276: Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier
- TV channels: ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
- Live stream: ESPN+
The main card for UFC 276 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost.
Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport 1, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, FOXTEL and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier price: How much does UFC 276 cost?
- $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
- $99.98 (new subscribers)
In the U.S., the UFC 276 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 276 is $74.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $99.98 for the UFC 276 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$6.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$69.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$13.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$74.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$99.98, then $69.99/year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||
$88.98, then $13.99/month
UFC 276 fight card
- Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Jared Cannonier for the UFC middleweight title
- Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway 3 for the UFC featherweight title
- Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira; Middleweights
- Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate; Flyweights
- Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O'Malley; Bantamweights
- Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner; Lightweights
- Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena; Welterweights
- Jessica Eye vs. Maycee Barber; Flyweights
- Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz; Middleweights
- Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green; Lightweights
- Brad Tavares vs. Dricus Du Plessis; Middleweights
- Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko; Bantamweights
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