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UFC Fight Night 49: Max Holloway Vs. Clay Collard

ufc fight night 49

Max Holloway vs. Clay Collard

Back to the featherweight division, as Max Holloway (9-3) welcomes Clay Collard (13-4) to the Octagon.

Round 1: Holloway with a good jab and he eats a second head kick within the first minute of the fight. Collard catches a knee and lands a right of his own, trying for a takedown but is denied. Flying switch-kick from Collard is missed, but he’s throwing some interesting things at Holloway. Collard attempting to bait him in, but so far, Holloway isn’t biting. Holloway catches him with a right that backs Collard up and continues the assault, throwing a flying knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Round 2: Collard looking to get his boxing going, as the announcers note he has 60 amateur boxing fights. Holloway, though, lands the first good strikes of this round and has him backing up. Holloway hurts him with a jab and attacks, throwing another flying knee. Somehow, Collard takes it and is now coming forward, even shooting for a single-leg takedown. Holloway throws a kick, transitions and takes the back, but is unable to lock up the choke he was looking for. Collard is looking for the one-punch knockout, but Holloway is too quick. Holloway lands with a kick and tries for a takedown, only to wind up with Holloway on his back. Triangle attempt for Holloway with 30 seconds left, but he is unable to get it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Round 3: Collard coming forward, showing he knows he needs a finish. Collard is letting it all hang out, transitioning to a takedown attempt. The takedown is denied and Holloway connects with a knee that drops Collard. He’s working on getting inside the guard and doing damage as we head under three minutes. Holloway looking for a rear-naked choke, flattening him out and firing away with elbows. Collard rolls to his back and is getting hammered with shots. To the back again and the ref is getting close to stopping it and he does.

Max Holloway def. Clay Collard via TKO (strikes) at 3:47 of Round 3