Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Holloway vs Barboza?
Max Holloway could potentially take on Edson Barboza, in Early 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Holloway vs Barboza stats
Max Holloway would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Edson Barboza would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Barboza would have an advantage in power over Holloway, with a 58% knock out percentage over Holloway's 44%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Holloway would have a slight advantage over Barboza, with a 8% submission rate over Barboza's 4%.
Max Holloway is the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Barboza has 6-inch reach advantage.
Holloway is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 4 months later than Barboza, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 22 more professional rounds, 105 to Barboza's 83.
Holloway vs Barboza form
Holloway has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Arnold Allen at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Yair Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
Barboza has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Sodiq Yusuff at UFC Fight Night – Yusuff vs Barboza on 14th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Billy Quarantillo at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City.
Going into that contest, he had 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.
Before 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.
He had defeated Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
In terms of recent activity, Edson Barboza has been fighting more than Max Holloway.
Max Holloway last fought 3 months and 4 days ago, while Edson Barboza's last outing was 1 month and 16 days ago.
Holloway's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Barboza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Holloway vs Barboza?
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