Max Holloway Scouting Report

Max Holloway Scouting Report

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Max Holloway Scouting Report


Max Holloway Scouting Report


5’11” 145 lbs (Featherweight)
70″ reach, Orthodox
December 4, 1991


22-6 (UFC: 18-6)

Current Streak

1 straight win


Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

X-1 Lightweight Championship: 2011 (no title defenses)
Interim UFC Featherweight Championship: 2016-17 (no title defenses)
UFC Featherweight Championship: 2017-2019 (three successful title defenses)



– tall for a featherweight
– very young but very experienced
– been in the UFC since he was 20
– has fought at lightweight before
– dangerous striker
– has knockout power in all his limbs
– pulls off dynamic & unorthodox strikes
– very active striker
– very difficult to be finished – finished only once in his career
– solid striking defense
– has already fought many big names in the sport
– good gas tank
– great takedown defense
– tough, fearless, aggressive fighter
– great chin
– pushes a relentless pace
– looked phenomenal his last fight



– below average reach for his height
– inaccurate striker
– gets hit quite a bit
– doesn’t look for takedowns often
– also doesn’t attempt many submissions
– failed weight cut for fight at 155 pounds
– pulled out of a fight due to mysterious concussion-like symptoms
– has taken lots of damage over his career
– can be outmuscled in fights


Are Mad Max’s best days behind him? Maybe, maybe not.



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