twitter google

UFC Fight Night 26: Conor McGregor Vs. Max Holloway

Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway

This has been the most billed prelim fight ever, as Conor McGregor (13-2) takes on Max Holloway (7-2). McGregor defeated Marcus Brimage earlier this year and has been pushed hard in the buildup to his fight due to his Irish roots. He will be the local favorite, despite being from Ireland. Herb Dean serves as the referee in charge.

Well, just to continue the hype-train, we are getting entrances, and McGregor’s is spectacular. If you are not seeing this, you need to catch the replay. The TD Garden is on its feet as if Larry Bird just walked out. McGregor is embracing all of it as “Dropkick Murphy’s” starts pouring out of the speakers.

Round 1: Head kick right off the bat by McGregor, followed by a standing switch-kick. And, as you might have expected if you watch soccer, the typical soccer chant has started up by the crowd. Joe Rogan is gushing over everything McGregor throws. Quick 1-2 combo lands, as does another, and a pair of standing side kicks. Big uppercut gets through the defense, and McGregor is all-offense. McGregor’s kicks are doing damage to the body of Holloway, which continues to wince when each one lands. Plus-17 advantage in kicks and knees landed by McGregor, who is taunting Holloway a bit.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGregor

Round 2: Ran into the technical difficulties at the start of the round, but it has been all McGregor through two minutes. The Irish fighter continues to mix his offense up well, landing kicks, punches and combos. Holloway into guard with just under two minutes to go. McGregor not able to pass and do any kind of finishing damage, but he has been able to stay busy and active. The two are talking to each other from close distance, and McGregor continues posturing up and looking to improve his stance.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGregor

Round 3: McGregor on top, moving to side control and looking to punish. McGregor gets a little high and Holloway is able to break free, but he can’t stay out and is back in a bad spot. Full guard and McGregor is locked around the body. FOX taking advantage of all the cameras they have, showing us some sweet footage via the Canvas-cam. Holloway tries to get out and McGregor winds up on his back, hammering down with some lefts. One more takedown for McGregor and this one is over, as the crowd voices its approval of the Irish legend.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGregor

Conor McGregor def. Max Holloway via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)