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Who won Holloway vs Rodriguez?
Max Holloway beat Yair Rodriguez by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Vegas 42, on Saturday 13th November 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of winner Max Holloway.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Holloway vs Rodriguez stats
Max Holloway stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Yair Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Holloway had advantage in power over Rodriguez, with a 45% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 31%.
Max Holloway was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Rodriguez had 2-inch reach advantage.
Holloway was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 48 more professional rounds, 92 to Rodriguez's 44.
Holloway vs Rodriguez form
Max Holloway had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
He had been beaten by Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Rodriguez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Pepsi Center, Denver, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Frankie Edgar at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
He had beat BJ Penn at UFC Fight Night 103 on 15th January 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Max Holloway had been fighting more than Yair Rodriguez.
Going to this contest, Max Holloway had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 6 days ago, while Yair Rodriguez's last outing had been 2 years, 8 months and 4 days ago.
Holloway's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 month. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.