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Holloway Looks To Keep The “Ninth Island” Blessed

For Max “Blessed” Holloway (21-4-0) there’s nothing like home. The islands of Hawaii are second to none but after several failed pleas, the UFC is yet to put on a show on home soil for the Hawaiian champ. The failed attempts mixed with the growing Las Vegas support that has showed up during past UFC appearances has paved way to the self-proclaimed name given to the city by Holloway, “the ninth island”.

A post shared by Max Holloway (@blessedmma) on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:49am PDT

With the 28 year old set to defend his featherweight throne once again, there’s been no better time to strap in and prepare yourself for takeoff because Saturday night inside the T-Mobile Arena the “blessed express” will be full steam ahead against number 1 contender Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski (20-1-0).

Alexander “The Great” will look to metaphorically repeat the history of the man his name is historically synonymous with by successfully invading enemy territory (the ninth island) and putting an end to the “blessed era”.

A post shared by Max Holloway (@blessedmma) on Nov 25, 2019 at 11:21am PST

A feat that is easier said than done for the Australian contender. Holloway will be looking to continue his run and adding to his 13 straight wins at featherweight as well as trying to get his 3rd successful title defense. Holloway’s volume mixed with his suffocating pressure and excellent cardio make the man they call “blessed” one of the pound for pound bests in the organization.

The stage is definitely set and the 31-year-old Aussie will look to play spoiler as Holloway welcomes, arguably, the most dangerous striker he has faced since his reign as champion began.

A post shared by Max Holloway (@blessedmma) on Oct 30, 2019 at 11:18am PDT

Holloway has big aspirations in his future, which isn’t limited to, but consists of cementing himself as a two-division champion. None of that will matter though if he doesn’t successfully defend the featherweight title on Saturday night. By successfully defending it against Volkanovski, he’ll simultaneously add to his legacy as well as his case for the greatest featherweight of all time. All while defending his territory otherwise known to him and the many honorary Hawaiians inside the arena, as “the ninth island”.■

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