December 4, 1991 |
Waianae, Hawaii, United States
|Other names||Blessed, Lil' Evil (formerly)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Reach||69.0 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Waianae, Hawaii, United States|
|Team||Gracie Technics/Hawaii Elite|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jerome-Max Kelii Holloway (born December 4, 1991) is an American mixed martial artist, currently fighting in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of August 17, 2015, he is #5 in the official UFC featherweight rankings and is the only man to take Conor McGregor the distance in an MMA fight.
Mixed martial arts career
Early MMA Career
At the age of 19, Holloway had amassed a record of 4-0. He gained recognition as the #7 featherweight prospect in Bloody Elbow's 2012 World MMA Scouting Report and has even been compared to former UFC and former WEC light-weight champion Anthony Pettis, due to his ability to incorporate a wide array of flying and spinning kicks, knees and elbows into his striking game.
His early career was highlighted by a split decision win over former Strikeforce and WEC veteran Harris Sarimento on March 12, 2011, earning himself the lightweight strap for the Hawaii-based X-1 promotion.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Holloway made his promotional debut as an injury replacement for Ricardo Lamas at UFC 143 on February 4, 2012 against Dustin Poirier. He lost the fight via submission (mounted triangle armbar) in the first round.
In his second fight, Holloway faced Pat Schilling on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. After a dominant performance where he almost finished Schilling several times, Holloway won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Holloway defeated Justin Lawrence, on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.Holloway won the fight via TKO in the second round after dropping Lawrence with a punch to the body and finishing with a flurry of more punches.
Holloway faced promotional newcomer Will Chope on January 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 34. He won the fight via TKO in the second round. The win also earned Holloway his first Knockout of the Night bonus.
Holloway was expected to face Mirsad Bektic on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49, replacing an injured Ernest Chavez. In turn, Bektic pulled out of the bout in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Clay Collard. Holloway won the fight via TKO in the third round.
Holloway once again served as a replacement and faced Akira Corassani on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 53, filling in for Chan Sung Jung. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. The win also earned Holloway his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Holloway faced Cub Swanson on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15.After out-striking Swanson through the first three rounds, Holloway finished the fight with a mounted guillotine in the third round. The win also earned Holloway his second Performance of the Night bonus award.
Holloway faced Charles Oliveira on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74. He won the fight via TKO in the first round after Oliveira suffered an apparent neck/shoulder injury while defending a takedown and was unable to continue. The injury was later described as a micro-tear in his esophagus, although the UFC later released a statement clarifying that Oliveira had no major injuries. With the win, Holloway became the youngest fighter in UFC history to get 10 wins.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- X-1 World Events
- X-1 Lightweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||14 wins||3 losses|
|Win||14–3||Charles Oliveira||TKO (neck injury)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||1||1:39||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Win||13–3||Cub Swanson||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold||April 18, 2015||3||3:58||Newark, New Jersey, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||12–3||Cole Miller||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch||February 14, 2015||3||5:00||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Win||11–3||Akira Corassani||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story||October 4, 2014||1||3:11||Stockholm, Sweden||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||10–3||Clay Collard||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos||August 23, 2014||3||3:47||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States||Catchweight (149 lbs) bout.|
|Win||9–3||Andre Fili||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 172||April 26, 2014||3||3:39||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Win||8–3||Will Chope||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim||January 4, 2014||2||2:27||Marina Bay, Singapore||Knockout of the Night.|
|Loss||7–3||Conor McGregor||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen||August 17, 2013||3||5:00||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Dennis Bermudez||Decision (split)||UFC 160||May 25, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–1||Leonard Garcia||Decision (split)||UFC 155||December 29, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–1||Justin Lawrence||TKO (punches)||UFC 150||August 11, 2012||2||4:49||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||5–1||Pat Schilling||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale||June 1, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Dustin Poirier||Submission (mounted triangle armbar)||UFC 143||February 4, 2012||1||3:23||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–0||Eddie Rincon||Decision (unanimous)||UIC 4 - War on the Valley Isle||July 1, 2011||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||3–0||Harris Sarmiento||Decision (split)||X-1 - Champions 3||March 12, 2011||5||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States||Won the X-1 Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Bryson Kamaka||KO (punches)||X-1 - Island Pride||November 6, 2010||1||3:09||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||1–0||Duke Saragosa||Decision (unanimous)||X-1 - Heroes||September 11, 2010||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
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- UFC Fighter Rankings
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