Max Holloway couldn’t even get out of the cage on Sunday evening prior to he had his next battle scheduled.
Holloway (12-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) looked dominant against Cole Miller (21-9 Mixed Martial Arts, 10-7 UFC) in the UFC Fight Evening 60 co-main event, as well as with the victory he drew an essential lightweight assignment versus Cub Swanson (21-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 6-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 15 in April.
Featuring a middleweight competition between top contenders Lyoto Machida as well as Luke Rockhold, UFC on FOX 15 happens April 18 at Prudential Facility in Newark, N.J. The evening’s main card airs on FOX adhering to prelims on FOX Sports 1 as well as UFC Fight Pass.
Holloway obtained his 5th straight victory when he covered Miller, however it was the first time in that streak that he should go the distance. His four previous victories in a run that began after a loss to upcoming title challenger Conor McGregor all were stoppages– three kos of Will Chope, Clay Collard and Akira Corassani, plus a submission of Andre Fili.
Swanson had a six-fight winning streak snapped in November when he was sent with four secs left in a five-round main event against previous light in weight champion Frankie Edgar. Before that, he had kos of George Roop, Ross Pearson, Charles Oliveira and Dennis Siver, plus choice wins over Dustin Poirier and also Jeremy Stephens. In that six-fight run, he had two “Knockout of the Evening” wins and two “Battle of the Evening” performances.