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Edson Barboza vs Max Holloway preview
When is Barboza vs Holloway?
Edson Barboza could potentially face the challenge of Max Holloway, in Autumn/Fall 2021.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Barboza vs Holloway stats
Edson Barboza would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Max Holloway would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Barboza would have an advantage in power over Holloway, with a 59% knock out percentage over Holloway's 43%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Holloway would have a slight advantage over Barboza, with a 9% submission rate over Barboza's 5%.
Edson Barboza is the older man by 6 years, at 37 years old.
Barboza has 6-inch reach advantage.
Barboza is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Holloway, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 20 less professional rounds, 77 to Holloway's 97.
Barboza vs Holloway form
Barboza has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Bryce Mitchell at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, he had won against Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had beat Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had lost to Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Max Holloway has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yair Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
He had lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Edson Barboza has been fighting more than Max Holloway.
Edson Barboza last fought 1 year and 17 days ago, while Max Holloway's last outing was 8 months and 20 days ago.
Barboza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Holloway's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Barboza vs Holloway?
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