HOLLOWAY-OLIVEIRA TOPS SUNDAY FIGHTS
Los Angeles, CA- Max Holloway (13-3) was beaten soundly by an injured Conor McGregor (18-2) back in 2013, but has won 6 in a row since then. The featherweight (145 lb.) after taking out high-caliber fighters like Cole Miller (21-9) and Cub Swanson (21-7) is approaching a title shot. Standing in his way on Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 74 will be Charles Oliveira (20-4).
BATTLE OF THE YOUNG-INS
The Brazilian will certainly present a challenge for the young Hawaiian, but I think the 23-year-old Holloway will come out victorious. Because Oliveira is only 25, you can bet that we will see these guys compete for years to come regardless of what happens this when UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports airs Sunday.
WELTERWEIGHT (170) TILT CO-MAIN
The rest of the card will not blow anyone away, but Neil Magny’s (15-4) bout against Erick Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is a bit of a tossup. Tune in to see that one, as both guys have a good shot at winning. I would lean towards Magny, but it is a fight worth watching.
UFC TAKES MUCH NEEDED BREAK
After what seems like an endless streak of cards, the UFC will not be putting on an event next week. They have been spreading themselves a bit thin in terms of compelling cards the last few years, and taking a week off is a good way to help prevent over-saturation. UFC 191 takes place on September 5 and looks solid.
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