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This morning, news spread that former featherweight ruler Max Holloway would return to the cage since 2016 against Calvin Kattar when he fought an untitled fight in a five-round main event on January 16, 2021.
It didn’t take long for the players to open their wallets and hear their opinions. According to Betonline.ag, Holloway opened as a favorite in -135, but the money immediately reached the Hawaiian. The line widened by as much as two before settling in -180. Kattar, on the other hand, is at least +155 people at the time of writing.
Holloway has technically lost three of his last four fights, but has been more than obvious in recent performances. A large percentage of the MMA world believed that Holloway deserved to make a gesture to Volkanovski in the final competition, including Dana White!
Meanwhile, Kattar is making himself one of the best strikers in the division. He has won four of the last five fights, eventually separating Dan Ige to finish the featherweight lift and completely destroying Jeremy Stephens with his elbow (SEE!).
Holloway has a chance to return to the victory column after a controversial loss, as Kattar can remove all doubts about who is the title contender. Does the betting test have this?
What is the worst nickname in MMA? I personally hated Diego Sanchez when he went from “Nightmare” to “Dream”.
Deiveson Figueiredo Flyweight is a heavyweight and shows off his punches and fights.
Interesting note from an interview with Deiveson Figueiredo (@Daico_Deiveson), told me that he had reinvested some of the money he earned in 2020 in combat training, including more time with his nutritionist. He woke up 136 pounds today. Usually an early fight week, it has 143.
– Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 17, 2020
Creativity gets strong and energizing!
Good for Dan Hardy, but yes, it’s pretty fascinating.
Mike Perry Corner Crew Update:
I love this artist and his MMA cartoons.
Slips, cuts and KO clips
Louis Cosce will make his UFC debut this weekend after a successful victory in the movie “Contender Series,” and that man is quickly starting to fight.
Fans who play like Alexander Volkanovski are a decision machine, because of their recent struggles, they have to understand that it is difficult to finish elite fighters. The “great” athelte is delicate and violent!
If you missed it: The Bare Knuckle Fight Championship had its fastest elimination ever last Friday.
Tony Ferguson’s resemblance aside, this is the boy Happy Gilmore to cut wood?
Midnight Music: Occasionally, Spotify’s algorithms give me the killer mix of Discover Weekly instead of the usual just-kinda-okay bundle. It’s been a good week!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.