Max Holloway will look to get a 3rd crack at UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski when he meets a rising contender.
Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) takes on Yair Rodriguez (13-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in the primary occasion of UFC Fight Night 197, which takes place Nov. 13 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Former featherweight champion Holloway bounced again from two straight losses to Volkanovski in emphatic vogue when he placed on a masterclass in opposition to the sturdy Calvin Kattar in the primary occasion of UFC on ABC 1 in January. Holloway’s 447 complete strikes landed and 445 vital strikes landed have been each UFC single struggle data.
Rodriguez hasn’t competed since defeating Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN 6 in October 2019. The 29-year-old Mexican was first sidelined as a consequence of damage, adopted by a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency suspension on December 2020 as a consequence of three “whereabouts failures” throughout a 12-month interval. Rodriguez’s return was delayed even additional when his preliminary July reserving in opposition to Holloway was scrapped when an damage pressured “Blessed” out of the struggle.
Check out the official poster for UFC Fight Night 197 beneath (through Twitter):
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The newest lineup for UFC Fight Night 197 contains:
- Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez
- Da Un Jung vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
- Cynthia Calvillo vs. Andrea Lee
- Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell
- Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Tucker Lutz vs. Lando Vannata
- Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer
- Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson
- Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong
- Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises
- Kyle Daukaus vs. Kevin Holland
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