24 Facts About Max Holloway

1. Max Holloway was born on Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Waianae, an area known for fist fighting.

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2. Max Holloway is of Native Hawaiian, Samoan and English ancestry.

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3. Max Holloway started training kickboxing in 2007 at the end of his sophomore year, aged 15, out of Team Ruthless, and went on to win his first amateur bout in the sport after three days of training.

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4. Max Holloway was the youngest fighter on the UFC roster when he made his promotional debut as an injury replacement for Ricardo Lamas at UFC 143 on February 4, 2012, against Dustin Poirier.

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5. Max Holloway defeated Justin Lawrence, on August 11, 2012, at UFC 150.

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6. Max Holloway won the fight via TKO in the second round.

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7. Max Holloway fought Leonard Garcia on December 29, 2012, at UFC 155, replacing an injured Cody McKenzie.

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8. Max Holloway faced Dennis Bermudez on May 25, 2013, at UFC 160.

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9. Max Holloway faced Conor McGregor on August 17, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 26.

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10. Max Holloway faced promotional newcomer Will Chope on January 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 34.

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11. Max Holloway faced Andre Fili on April 26, 2014, at UFC 172.

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12. Max Holloway was expected to face Mirsad Bektic on August 23, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 49, replacing an injured Ernest Chavez.

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13. Max Holloway finished the fight with a mounted guillotine in the third round.

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14. Max Holloway faced Jeremy Stephens on December 12, 2015, at UFC 194.

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15. Max Holloway faced Ricardo Lamas on June 4, 2016, at UFC 199.

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16. Max Holloway faced the featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a title unification bout on June 3, 2017, at UFC 212.

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17. Max Holloway broke the record for most significant strikes in one fight with 290, broke the record for landing 134 of those significant strikes in a round, and set the record for most victories in UFC featherweight history with fifteen.

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18. Max Holloway moved up a weight class and faced Dustin Poirier in a rematch for the interim UFC Lightweight Championship on April 13, 2019, at UFC 236.

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19. Max Holloway came back down to featherweight, and a bout against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was scheduled a third time and eventually took place on July 27, 2019, in the main event of UFC 240.

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20. Max Holloway lost the fight via unanimous decision, ending his featherweight reign.

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21. Max Holloway set the UFC single-fight records for total strikes landed and attempted, significant strikes landed and attempted, strike differential, distance strikes landed, significant head strikes landed and significant body strikes landed.

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22. Max Holloway was scheduled to face Yair Rodriguez on July 17, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 26.

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23. Max Holloway faced Yair Rodriguez on November 13, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 197.

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24. Max Holloway began dating Hawaiian surfer Alessa Quizon in early 2020 and they got engaged on November 18.

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