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UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway returns to the octagon on Saturday at UFC 240, and even though he’s coming off a loss, “Blessed” still owns one of the top resumes in the sport.
Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC), who will put his 145-pound belt up for grabs for the third time when he meets Frankie Edgar (23-6-1 MMA, 17-6-1 UFC) in the pay-per-view headliner at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has already put himself in legendary standing with his remarkable work inside the octagon.
With another significant contest in Holloway’s career just around the corner, there’s no better time to take a closer look at everything he’s achieved to date and what records are in store if he continues his championship form at UFC 240.
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His 19 UFC featherweight appearances are tied with Darren Elkins for most in divisional history.
At 27, he becomes the youngest fighter to make 21 UFC appearances.
His 13-fight UFC winning streak that was snapped at UFC 236 is tied with Georges St-Pierre and Demetrious Johnson for the second longest in company history behind Anderson Silva (16).
His 12-fight UFC winning streak in featherweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.
At 25, he became the youngest fighter in UFC history to earn 15 victories with the organization at UFC 218 in December 2017. He was also the youngest to reach 10 wins at age 23.
His 15 victories in UFC featherweight competition are the most in divisional history.
His 10 stoppage victories in UFC featherweight competition are the most in divisional history.
His eight knockout victories in UFC featherweight competition are most in divisional history.
His six third-round stoppage victories in UFC competition are tied with Randy Couture and Yoel Romero for most in company history.
His eight knockdowns landed in UFC featherweight competition are tied with Chad Mendes and Josh Emmett for second-most in divisional history behind Jeremy Stephens (11).
His seven fight-night bonuses for UFC featherweight bouts are tied with Cub Swanson and Chan Sung Jung for most in divisional history.
Holloway is one of three fighters in UFC history to win the undisputed featherweight title, along with Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.
He is one of two Hawaiian-born champions in UFC history. B.J. Penn also accomplished the feat.
His two consecutive featherweight title defenses are tied with Jon Jones for most among current male UFC champions and second most overall behind Amanda Nunes (four).
He will attempt to become the first champion to record a successful title defense immediately after suffering a loss since Penn accomplished the feat at UFC 101.
He has won all four of his UFC featherweight championship fight appearances by knockout.
Holloway becomes the third fighter in UFC history to reach 21 octagon appearances without suffering a knockdown. Jones and Penn also accomplished the feat.
His 1,808 significant strikes landed in UFC competition are most in company history.
His rate of 6.77 significant strikes landed per minute in UFC featherweight competition is second highest in divisional history behind Shane Burgos (7.06).
He landed 290 significant strikes against Brian Ortega at UFC 231, the single-fight UFC record.
He landed 134 significant strikes in Round 4 a UFC 231, the single-round UFC record.
He and Ortega combined for 400 significant strikes landed at UFC 231, the single-fight UFC record.
He is the only fighter in history to land 100 or more significant strikes in eight separate UFC fights.
His total fight time of 3:42:00 in UFC featherweight competition is second most in divisional history behind Elkins (4:09:04).
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